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Marike Kuin

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+31 20 710 41 77

Marike Kuin is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Private Capital, and Human Resources practices and leads the Legal Practice Group in the Netherlands. Her passion for building winning teams and leadership development is at the core of her client work. Marike is also an experienced executive and Board advisor, working closely with international clients to implement governance practices.

Discovering what motivates people and matching their desires and capabilities with an organization’s needs brings out both the individual’s and the organization’s full potential.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Marike was the General Counsel and CHRO for Koole Terminals, a fast growing institutional investor backed terminal business. Before that, she spent eight years as a Senior Associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, both in the Amsterdam and London offices, specializing in M&A with a focus on private equity, governance, and corporate law.

Marike earned an LLM (Master in Law) from the University of Amsterdam. Outside of work, Marike enjoys kitesurfing, modern and contemporary art, and spending time with friends and family.

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Rethinking Board Motivation — Future

Rethinking Board Motivation — Future

In light of the increased pressure on chairs to ensure engagement and contribution of board directors, we asked survey participants about the best way… Read more

Rethinking Board Motivation — Compensation

Rethinking Board Motivation — Compensation

Directors want to simplify compensation and raise fixed retainer fees to attractive yet sufficient levels. Read more

Rethinking Board Motivation — Time Commitment

Rethinking Board Motivation — Time Commitment

The time commitment board directors and chairs need to invest in their board work has increased significantly, and we expect this trend will continue.… Read more

Rethinking Board Motivation — Committees

Rethinking Board Motivation — Committees

An essential part of board work is done in its committees, making it necessary to understand the types of committees that have been established… Read more

Rethinking Board Motivation — Composition

Rethinking Board Motivation — Composition

There are indications that the composition of boards is changing due to the increasing complexity of board work. To meet the new challenges that… Read more

Rethinking Board Motivation — Motivation

Rethinking Board Motivation — Motivation

The motivations to join boards are shifting toward impact and purpose over monetary rewards or prestige.​ Read more

Rethinking Board Motivation

Rethinking Board Motivation

An in-depth look at the landscape, trends and compensation of board directors. Read more

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