Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2012, Ms. Tielenius Kruythoff spent over 20 years in the chemical, food and beverage ingredient markets in commercial and general management roles.
She joined the search industry after having spent six years with Royal DSM, where her last position was global commercial director of DSM Food Specialties, based in The Netherlands.
Previously, Ms. Tielenius Kruythoff was with INEOS Asia Pacific based in Shanghai and Singapore, where she set up the INEOS China office. There, she held the positions of managing director Asia Pacific for the phenol and acetone business and general manager Asia Pacific for the Silica, the Silicate and Zeolite business of Crossfield (part of Unilever, subsequently ICI and then INEOS).
Earlier, Ms. Tielenius Kruythoff was with Unichema (Unilever, subsequently ICI) in Germany where she was, among others, responsible for the global catalyst business.
Ms. Tielenius Kruythoff began her career with Ciba-Geigy in Italy and Switzerland. During this period, she held a global Marketing role in the textile dyes division with a focus on the Asia and North America markets.
Ms. Tielenius Kruythoff holds a Polytechnic business degree. She is fluent in Dutch, English, German and Italian, and has a good understanding of French and Spanish language.