Lydia van der Meulen is ZRG Partner’s Managing Director for the Benelux region, consisting of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Lydia has dual responsibility for business development with our clients in the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as for all stages of recruiting assignments. She joined ZRG Partners in 2012 with almost 15 years experience in executive search.
Prior to joining ZRG Partners, Lydia worked with Ken Clark International, initially five years as a European recruiter in KCI’s London office and, subsequently in 2002, she moved to the Netherlands to establish KCI Benelux.
Lydia successfully managed a steadily growing executive search practice across the Life Sciences, Chemicals, Industrial and Advanced Technology industries, with assignments in the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as more international searches working collaboratively with colleagues in other regions around the world.
She has a strong track record of successful placements across all functional areas, with a significant track record of repeat business from several trusted clients. She has broad knowledge and network across many functional areas, including research & development, clinical & medical affairs, manufacturing, quality, regulatory affairs, marketing & sales, business development, licensing, human resources and general management. Her years of executive search experience at ZRG Partners and Ken Clark International have given her an excellent understanding of these focus industries.
Prior to joining ZRG, Lydia worked in the business services industry. She began her career in recruiting services, and progressed to a financial planning role and with a Dutch private bank. Upon moving to the UK, she first worked in the marketing department of a leading strategic management consultancy in London.
Lydia has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and International Management. In addition, Lydia continued her studies in International Management at the University of Maastricht. During her studies, she conducted a six-month working experience in Kuwait. Later, she and her husband enjoyed five years living and working the United Kingdom.