Lodewijk Lugard, partner

Our profession is about connecting the client’s business case(s) with the understanding and interpretation of the candidates’ track record, ambition and capabilities. This requires experience and solid knowledge of your field of expertise.

Lodewijk started working in the selection profession in 1992 at the HR department of Unilever’s headquarters. In 1994 he joined one of the largest international search, selection and consultancy organisations and stayed within this firm until the end of 2006. There he advanced from Senior Consultant to Business Unit Manager. In the last position he was responsible for the daily management of the Rotterdam office.

In 2002 Lodewijk was assigned as International Business Manager, responsible for all international search, selection and consultancy regarding management board, senior executive and (senior) professional positions. In addition he fulfilled the role of International Project Manager for (international) organisational change trajectories for multinationals and professional service providers.

He continued doing that, until he decided to join forces with Paul van Maarschalkerwaart to start Confius Executive Search.

Lodewijk’s specialisms

Legal, Compliance, Risk, Finance, Tax, Business Services, (General) Management and Human Resources,
Coaching, Assessments and Outplacement.


2013 – 2014    Dialogue B.V.

Coach training for professionals

RSM Rotterdam School of Management / RSM Erasmus University

Master in Management Consultancy (MMC / Master of Science (MSc.)

Two year full Masters Program (post graduate) with strong focus on Change Management and Organizational Development

Rotterdam School of Management / RSM Erasmus University 

Executive program for managers and senior consultants

Leiden University

Social and Organisational Psychology (Master of Arts (MA) 

Paul van Maarschalkerwaart