Paul W.J. Huiskens is a Senior Partner at N2Growth’s executive search firm in Benelux headquartered in The Netherlands. Based out of Rotterdam, Paul is focused on executive search, international human resource management, and leadership development. After 30 years of working with multi-billion dollar companies as an HR Executive, Paul has developed a passion and a gift for helping talented leaders and companies achieve their full potential.
Before joining N2Growth, Paul was the Director of Human Resources for Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and India for LyondellBasell Industries, a plastic refining company with more than $40 billion in annual revenue. As the Director of HR, Paul identified and attracted new talent for key upper-level management positions while balancing the strategic needs of LyondellBasell, labor laws across dozens of countries.
Prior to his tenure at LyondellBasell, Paul was Vice President of Human Resources at a subsidiary of Sara Lee Corporation called Koninklijke Douwe Egberts Nederland. Paul quickly climbed the ranks at the firm, heading HR for Coffee & Tea, Household & Body Care, and Corporate Staff Departments simultaneously when he left. In addition to staffing key management positions, Paul was responsible for a staff of 2,500 and the corresponding facility management, insurance, pensions, health, and safety needs of the staff.
Paul has a B.Sc. in Personnel Management & Labour Relations and he completed the Executive Human Resource Leadership curriculum at Harvard University in the United States.