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Dr. Christel Deckers MBA will start as Associate Partner Leadership Advisory at Capita Selecta Executive Search on June 1, 2024. With more than 30 years of experience in boardroom dynamics, Christel - as a member of the Board practice - will concentrate on Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) issues. She will advise and guide Supervisory Boards and Boards within specifically the Healthcare, Education and Finance & Assurance domain.

Christel's arrival means an expansion of the Board - practice and an addition of an area of

​​expertise, in addition to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Digitalization.

Christel held operational management positions within the AMC, the UMC Utrecht and the NKI-AVL. In the years that followed, she served as Interim Manager in positions such as Director, Operational and Strategic Manager and Strategic Advisor in the areas of Business Management, Finance and ICT, Transition and Quality & Safety.

Over the past decade, Christel has qualified as Chairman and Member of Supervisory and

Supervisory Boards. She is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Maxima Medical Center, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Marente and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Raphael Foundation and the Trimbos Institute. In 2021, she was the first professional in the history of the Royal Dutch Association for Accountants (NBA) to be appointed as Director, while being not educated as an Accountant.

Christel is a reviewer for 'Management Book' and has several publications to her name in the areas of GRC, Investment and Return Issues, the Productivity Paradox, ICT and the Electronic Client File. She obtained her PhD from the Business School of Economics. She has a Master's degree in Change Management and is also a certified Mediator and Quality Auditor.

'Christel is a positive-critical and independent thinker who can make a difference. She is a professional who is able to think and act based on insight, knowledge and content. Christel therefore fits perfectly with the DNA and culture of our firm.

We warmly welcome her and look forward to a pleasant and inspiring collaboration'.

On behalf of the Capita Selecta – Team,

Edward van den Boorn

Managing Partner

Saniye Çelik - Roos van Dijk - Henriëtte van den Heuvel - Rein Sevenstern - Joost Taggenbrock - Kirsten de Vries - Arnold de Vries Robbé

Capita Selecta - Executive Search & Leadership Advisory

Capita Selecta translates organizational and strategic issues into pragmatic and concrete personnel solutions. We advise, guide and develop teams and individuals, in line with the strategy and the organization. Our Executive Search services identify, select, present and guide innovative and future-proof leadership and management.

Over 30 years, the firm has developed into a renowned partner in the recruitment and

development of leaders and senior executives for Dutch-based, national and international companies and organizations.

More information about Christel and Capita Selecta can be found on the website

Rein Sevenstern (MSc.) has joined Capita Selecta as an Associate Partner Leadership Advisory as of October 1, 2023. With more than 35 years of international experience, Rein will focus on the Executive Coaching & Leadership Development – services of the firm. Together with Dr. Henriëtte van den Heuvel and Drs. Joost Taggenbrock, Rein will further shape - and bring content to - the Leadership Advisory practice.

Rein Sevenstern started his career in 1994 as a Consultant/Coach at Hay Group, at the time one of the largest international Management Consultancy firms in the world. In the twenty-two years that followed, he was stationed in Utrecht, Melbourne, Brussels and Amsterdam and worked for clients across the globe. The focus was mainly on Australia, South Asia, Russia, Europe, Turkey, Africa and North America. During a 12 months sabbatical, he did volunteer work in India, the Australian Outback and Mozambique. He subsequently decided to continue his career as an entrepreneur.

Next to his role as senior consultant, Rein was a managing member of the Hay Group European expertise team of Leadership & Talent Development. In this role, Rein was accountable for the development and accreditation of European consultants in Hay Group’s proprietary Leadership Assessment & Development methodologies, as well as the induction to Hay Group of newly hired consultants in the EMEA - region.

Rein Sevenstern is a trusted Boardroom advisor. He makes a distinctive contribution to the personal and professional development of people and teams in an organizational context. Rein is driven by the positive impact he can have on the leaders and organizations he works with. He makes people more confident and stronger in achieving their goals.

Rein holds an international MBA from Nyenrode Business University. He is certified in executive coaching, DISC, Emotional & Social Competence Inventory and TeamRole Indexator. He feels most comfortable and challenged in the field of Leadership Development & Acceleration in a culturally diverse, international context where the development of individuals and teams is of key importance.


The further broadening and deepening of Capita Selecta's services is in line with the increasing demand from organizations to examine and strengthen the functioning of (Non-) Executives and Executive Teams in a well-founded manner. Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors tend to be increasingly interested in and appreciative of the talent and leadership and management potential present within the organization. Amongst others based on our ‘Leadership DNA Blueprint, Capita Selecta is able to identify the qualities of individuals and teams and develop them further or strengthen them through external recruitment.

Capita Selecta Executive Search & Leadership Advisory has developed over 30 years into a renowned partner in the identification, assessment, guidance and development of leaders and senior (non-) executives for national and international companies and organisations based in The Netherlands.

On behalf of the Capita Selecta – Team,

Edward van den Boorn

Managing Partner

Saniye Çelik - Roos van Dijk - Henriëtte van den Heuvel - Rein Sevenstern - Joost Taggenbrock - Kirsten de Vries - Arnold de Vries Robbé

Much has been said about writing a curriculum vitae. About the length that the document should have, about the layout as well. And of course, with regard to the content.

A curriculum vitae according to Capita Selecta has a clear structure, informs and is the basis for a correct and sound assessment by the recipient.

We have set up a format/structure that is intended to support you in thinking about the past, present and future. Professional and personal.

As you write your curriculum vitae, information and experiences will surface that you may have forgotten. Once the writing process has started, the process of reflection on your (future) ambitions and responsibilities started at the same time.

You can download our curriculum vitae format here.

On behalf of the Partners of Capita Selecta Executive Search, I wish you a lot of inspiration, contemplation, self-insight and above all a lot of pleasure with writing.

Yours sincerely,

Edward van den Boorn

Managing Partner

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