Guus Ekelenkamp
Guus Ekelenkamp
Partner Amrop

Executive Search
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General Management
Human Resources
Sales & Business Development

Guus Ekelenkamp is the partner for Financial Services & Fintech at Amrop in Amsterdam. He joined Amrop in 2023.

The financial services industry has become increasingly technology-driven and requires leaders who can adeptly coop with challenges around structural and regulatory transformations, technological innovations and industry consolidation. The industry is in need for critical thinkers who embrace new market opportunities and lead organizations through successful transitions to the next level.

Guus believes that influential leaders in this dynamic landscape are servant-oriented, digitally-savvy, and inspirational individuals who provide a clear vision and empower their employees to take full responsibility for their decisions. By creating a supportive framework, these leaders enable their teams' capabilities, knowledge, and strengths to flourish and mature. Guus is dedicated to shaping leadership for what's next.

In line with his philosophy, Guus advocates for pursuing work that brings happiness and meaning while benefiting individuals, companies, and the environment. He echoes Steve Jobs' sentiment that true satisfaction comes from doing great work and loving what you do. Guus' journey reflects this belief, having started his career in 1995 with ABN AMRO, where he held management positions in network and product marketing in the Netherlands and Italy. Following a successful six-year period as an entrepreneur, leading his own company specializing in search, selection, and coaching, he held HR management positions at Aegon, Knab (as HR Director), and Kinly (as CHRO). Guus holds a master's degree in economic law from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

With his extensive experience in banking, insurance, fintech, and entrepreneurship, Guus possesses a comprehensive understanding of the industry. Separately Guus has built up a CHRO network crossing all industries. Having experienced both sides of the table, he has a nuanced perspective on organizations and the dynamics within teams and between individuals. This unique insight allows him to identify the ideal candidates for specific roles, whether building teams from within or through external means.

Partnering with Amrop and Guus provides access to his network, deep knowledge of the financial services and fintech sectors, and a creative approach to finding tailored solutions for you and your company. With his expertise, you can leverage his insights to navigate industry complexities and find the best path forward.