Family Businesses

With their focus on the long term, the numerous Dutch family businesses form the economic backbone of the Netherlands. Many family firms have to contend with succession-related issues. Existing board members are often intimately linked to the company and only start thinking about their successors relatively late. Moreover, it no longer goes without saying that children take over the business. Poorly organised governance and financing of the business can threaten continuity. As such, there is an ever-increasing demand for experienced managers and supervisors ‘from outside' who have specific expertise in modern, effective forms of organisation, potential development and HR policy. Maes & Lunau focuses primarily on medium-sized family business that are active internationally in the manufacturing industry.

Some examples of completed assignments in this sector:

Director Logistics & Supply Chain

Supermarket approx 2 billion revenue, familiy business

Chairman of the non-executive board

International company in vegetable breeding

General Manager

One of the biggest chrysanthemum breedersĀ in the world


International potato breeding and trading company

Corporate Talent Officer

Family owned company with a global presence in a wide range of activities

Rental and maintenance company of industrial equipment

International rental of tents

Supermarket chain

Large importer and distributor of exclusive cars

The largest family business in Holland

Operations Director - Contractor in civil engineering

Internationally operating technology company