Daan de Roos
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Daan de Roos

Senior Client Partner, Country Chair

Daan de Roos is a Senior Client Partner and Country Chair in Korn Ferry's Lisbon office, where he is a member of the Firm's Global Industrial Market.

Mr. de Roos focuses on international search assignments at Board and CEO level mostly across the process industry, particularly in Chemicals. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, he spent 13 years with another leading international search firm, based in Amsterdam and later Paris.

He joined the search industry from Kappa Packaging (now Smurfit Kappa Group), where his most recent position was member of the executive board of the packaging sector.

Between 1976 and 1991, Mr. de Roos held commercial, recruiting and general management positions at Royal Dutch/Shell in the Netherlands, Brazil, Curacao, the Bahamas and Ecuador. During this period, he was active in a variety of oil and chemical markets and in international supply/shipping and trading. As a recruiter, he was responsible for finding and attracting high-potential graduates for the international career stream. As general manager of Shell Ecuador, Mr. de Roos ran an oil and chemicals sales company, and was involved in developing opportunities for oil exploration and gold mining.

He earned a law degree from the University of Leiden.

He speaks Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese.