Sander van Meurs joins RGP as head of Benelux division

20 February 2020 Consultancy.eu

Global management consulting firm RGP has hired Sander van Meurs to lead its Benelux practice. 

The Dutchman Van Meurs is appointed Vice President Benelux, and as a member of the firm’s European management team. With about 300 consultants and interim managers staffed on projects globally, RGP Benelux is one of the firm’s biggest practices in Europe, alongside the UK and Germany.

The Benelux division was established in 2003 when RGP acquired a group from a Big Four firm in the Netherlands. The division, which last year grew by double digits, supports clients with advisory, project execution and interim services across five areas of expertise: finance & accounting, risk & compliance, supply chain, project and change management, and digital & technology.

Van Meurs has been tasked with expanding the firm’s presence in the region, as part of RGP’s ambitions to grow its European business. He brings over two decades of consulting experience to the role, specialising in operational excellence and performance improvement, with a broad client focus, including financial services, as well as professional services and the public sector.Sander van Meurs joins RGP as head of Benelux divisionHe most recently served Improven – a Dutch consulting firm which he co-launched over three years ago – as a board member and partner, and previously was a partner at ConQuaestor. Before that, Van Meurs served the consulting wings of professional services firms PwC and IBM.

Commenting on his decision to take on the new challenge, he said, “When RGP announced that it was looking for someone to help build the European practice and to lead the Benelux organisation, my feeling told me that this was a great energy-giving challenge. In the first two months I have experienced that my gut feeling has not let me down and that my expectations have come true. I look forward to the future.” 

The soon to become 50-year-old added that he was impressed by RGP’s global scale and client base and its ability to make change happen, “RGP operates from over 50 countries in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, helping clients with realising their strategy with a focus on tangible results in co-execution with clients.” In addition, “the firm believes in a pragmatic and human-centric approach, which closely aligns to my own values.” 

Van Meurs succeeds fellow Dutchman Hans Wichink, a twelve year veteran at the consultancy who held the role for the past four years. He is now as Vice President Delivery responsible for growing the European delivery organisation. Both report directly to London-based regional head and board member Dan Hindman.

RGP was founded in 1996 in the United States following a carve-out from one of the Big Four firms.