Association Leadership Roles

In Brussels, Dober Partners is the specialist in European association leadership recruitment.

We typically recruit the most senior positions, namely the Director General, Director of Communications or Public Affairs, or the Chief Operating Officer.

Our team has a strong record of recruiting leaders for diverse and important European associations, including Orgalim the European Engineering Association, Cosmetics Europe, spiritsEUROPE, Medicines for Europe and the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry.  All of our association placements have been successful.

Our team has authored serious research into key association issues, including the recent reports on “Key Success Factors for European Associations”, “European Association Remuneration” and “High Performance Secretariats.”

Dober Partners’ Brussels team really understand best practice in the profession, and critically how to recognize and recruit outstanding association leaders.

Our entire team has first-hand experience of leading associations and recruiting association leaders. Unusually the entire Brussels Leadership Team has served on European Association Boards in different roles, including as Director General, Treasurer and Director of Communications and Public Affairs.

Association References

  • Frank Heemskerk, Secretary General at European Round Table for Industry
  • Mella Frewen, Director General at FoodDrinkEurope
  • Malte Lohan, Director General at Orgalim
  • Adrian van den Hoven, Director General of Medicines for Europe
  • Ulrich Adam, Director General at spiritsEUROPE
  • Emmanuel Mounier, Secretary General, eu travel tech
  • John Chave, Director General at Cosmetics Europe
  • Olivier de Matos, Secretary General at ECETOC: European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals
  • Jutta Buyse, Director General, International Currency Association
  • Olivier Jankovec, Director General, Airports Council International (ACI EUROPE)