Pieter Ligthart


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Pieter Ligthart
Pieter Ligthart





Pieter Ligthart

As a senior member of the firm’s global Board and CEO Advisory Partners, Pieter Ligthart focuses on senior-level and board (executive and non-executive) assignments at the interface of the Consumer and Technology Sectors. He recently facilitated the Chair succession planning process for one of the largest European technology companies, as well as Chair/NED succession for several large IPOs in the consumer technology space. He is also a core member of the firm’s Global Supply Chain Practice, working across a range of industries. Given his extensive HR background, Pieter has also led numerous senior-level HR assignments. Based in Amsterdam, he serves both national and international clients.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Pieter worked in various leadership roles at Royal Ahold. As a Human Resources Director, Pieter was responsible for the international human resources delivery to Ahold’s headquarter employees in the areas of finance, legal and communications in locations across Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Earlier, he worked as a Program Director, driving a major cost savings program through initiatives in information technology, purchasing and supply chain. Pieter began his career as a Strategy Consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Education & Affiliations

Pieter received his MSc in applied physics from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and his MBA from INSEAD in France. He is also an MMS certified coach. Pieter serves on the Netherlands Committee of Human Rights Watch and is a facilitator for the Foundation for Natural Leadership, taking leaders on Wilderness Leadership Programmes in Africa.


Consumer, Technology, Human Resources Officers, Operations & Supply Chain Officers, Assessment, Leadership Advisory Services, Succession Planning


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