Joost van Heyningen Nanninga

Joost van Heyningen Nanninga

Senior Partner, Egon Zehnder International

Joost van Heyningen Nanninga is a senior partner of Egon Zehnder. He focuses on the global executive search firm’s financial services, general management and non-executive directorships from the organisation’s offices in Amsterdam and Brussels. Joost is a member of the Egon Zehnder Board Consulting & Director Search Practice Group. In addition, he holds various non-executive directorships and advisory board memberships across the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg (Benelux).

Joost started his career as an account manager at Pierson, Heldring & Pierson Bank before he moved to Elsevier Publishers where he held various management positions during a five-year period. In 1979, Joost joined Egon Zehnder in Brussels. He established the Egon Zehnder office in the Netherlands in 1980, was elected partner in 1983, and was managing partner for the Benelux offices from 1984 until 1992. He was also a member of the company’s Executive Committee from 1985 until 2000, and chairman of Executive Interim Management with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Australia and Hong Kong.

Joost holds a university degree in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He lives in Brussels, and is married and has three children.

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