Ireen Kars is a member of the firm’s Technology Sector, based in Amsterdam. She works closely with clients to partner on solutions for their most pressing leadership challenges. Ireen brings a global perspective to her industry-leading clients, recruiting top talent for executive-level roles within companies of all sizes and across geographies.
Ireen joined Russell Reynolds Associates from Microsoft, where most recently she was a Solution Advisor for Modern Workplace. In this role, she worked closely with healthcare customers to optimize their secure systems. Over the course of her six-year tenure, Ireen also held roles in Corporate Accounts as an Account Manager and in Solution Sales for Mobility & Security – Public Sector. Previously, she worked in policy and politics for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, both in The Hague and Geneva, Switzerland.
Ireen holds a BA in public administration and organizational science, and an MA in strategic human resource management from the University of Utrecht, as well as an MSc in international relations and affairs from the University of Amsterdam.