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Holden Richardson

Wim van Acker


Wim van Acker is a Senior Client Partner at Holden Richardson —a boutique executive search firm established in 2016 by Founding Partners with a vast experience in executive search. The focus of the firm is to offer unparalleled service for our clients and candidates who are largely in the automotive and diversified manufacturing sectors. At Holden Richardson, our partners lead and are involved in all phases of the search process.

With 25 years of recruiting experience, Wim has served automotive and diversified manufacturing clients for both publicly and privately-held clients, including original equipment manufacturers, tier one and tier two parts suppliers, engineering service providers and management consultancy firms, as well as aftermarket manufacturers.
Wim has conducted assignments for chief executive officers, vice presidents of sales, vice presidents of engineering, divisional presidents and functional heads with a concentration in operations, supply chain management, engineering and sales and business development  leadership roles.

Before joining Holden Richardson Wim was a partner at The Hunter Group for ten years and a Partner with a management consultancy firm Roland Berger for 12 years in North America and South America. He was in leadership roles in the Automotive and Industrial Practices, as well as the Operations Strategy Practice.

Wim graduated with a M.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Wim has lived and worked on three continents and is fluent in English, German, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish