Lodewijk Lugard, partner

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

I started working in the selection profession in 1992 at the HR department of Unilever’s headquarters. In 1995 I joined one of the largest international search, selection and consultancy organizations and stayed within this firm until the end of 2006. There I advanced from Senior Consultant to Business Unit Manager. In the last position I was responsible for the daily management of the Rotterdam office.

In 2002 I 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 I fulfilled the role of International Project Manager for (international) organizational change trajectories for multinationals and professional service providers.

I continued doing that, until I 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) 

Jan Kees van Vliet Paul van Maarschalkerwaart