Jeroen Bolsius steps down as head of Alpha FMC Netherlands

16 August 2018 3 min. read
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The founder and national Managing Director of Alpha FMC in the Netherlands, Jeroen Bolsius, has stepped down from his role. Bolsius cited a changing job mandate and the desire to focus on change delivery as his motives for exiting the consultancy after almost four years of service.

Founded in 2003 in the UK, Alpha Financial Markets Consulting provides independent advice and expert insight to asset and wealth managers, boasting a suite of proprietary benchmarking data and other technology solutions in order to cater to the rapidly changing needs of its clients. In late 2014, the global asset management consulting firm announced its launch in the Netherlands. The opening of a new office in The Hague represented a key step in Alpha’s geographic expansion strategy in Europe, and the leadership of new locale was entrusted to Jeroen Bolsius.

Bolsius joined Alpha from ING Investment Management, where he served as Head of Engine Business Management, a role he fulfilled for the last 5 of his 8 years at the company. Prior to that, he worked as a Management Consultant at Accenture for over six years, and a Trainee at Aon for almost two, a function he took as a Business Economics master graduate in 1998.

Jeroen Bolsius

The consultant arrived at Alpha in order to found the consultancy’s Dutch operations. On becoming the Netherlands Managing Director for the firm, Bolsius assumed responsibility for running the Dutch practice. This included focus areas of Asset & Wealth management Applications, Operating models and Regulatory change.

However, over the duration of the following near-four-year period, the relationship seemingly changed between Bolsius and his employer. A shifting remit, not to mention the traditional ‘four year itch’ which commonly sees professionals in consulting seek out new challenges after that period elapses, eventually led to the Managing Director calling time on his spell with Alpha.

Commenting on his departure via LinkedIn, Bolsius said, “As Netherlands country CEO I feel the dial shifted too much to a business development role and away from actual change delivery. As my key strengths are with the latter I will pursue new possibilities that will strike a less compromised balance.”

Speaking on the future of Alpha FMC, he added, “I'm very grateful for having been able to start a new office for Alpha and I'm convinced that the Dutch team will build on that foundation going forward.”

Elsewhere, Alpha FMC is experiencing a period of heightened economic expansion. In the firm’s pursuit of continuing prosperity, the Alpha launched a public offering in October 2017, with a valuation of £163 million. In its first set of results since the company listed on the London Stock Exchange, the firm’s gambit seems to have paid off, with revenues rising by 51.5% to £66 million. After stripping out IPO costs, adjusted cash profits were up more than two thirds to £13.9 million, while mulling new locales in Zurich, Frankfurt and Hong Kong.