Ireen Kars

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.

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Ireen Kars works closely with clients on their most pressing leadership challenges, including diversity, equity, inclusion & sustainable leadership. Based in Amsterdam, Ireen leverages her experience working within major technology companies to provide her clients with unique insights. She helps her clients recruit top talent for executive-level roles for firms across all industries and geographies.

Before joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Ireen spent six years at Microsoft as a solution advisor for Modern Workplace. In this role, she worked closely with healthcare customers to optimize their security systems. During her time with the technology giant, 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.
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Consumer Development and Transition Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Executive Search Sustainability Officers Technology

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