Jacques Bouwens

Managing Director/Area/Country Manager

Jacques Bouwens leads the firm’s Global Healthcare sector. He specializes in senior-level executive and non-executive board assignments in the healthcare and technology industries.





Jacques has recently authored a broad range of articles covering leadership strategies. Recent assignments include advising clients on CEO succession and senior level executive assessments. Most recently Jacques has advised a number of large multinationals with respect to the appointment of experienced non-executive directors with specific relevant experience in healthcare.



Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates in 1995, Jacques served for five years as Director, Human Resources Europe for St. Jude Medical, a global medical technology and services company. At St. Jude, he was responsible for the creation of the company’s European organization, headquartered in Brussels with sales offices in 12 countries throughout Europe. Previously, he held a number of human resources positions at GE.



Jacques received his M.S. degree in social and organizational psychology from the State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and his M.S. degree in industrial psychology from the University of Hull.

  • Healthcare Services
  • Technology