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Bastiaan Fontein

Managing partner

Bastiaan gained over 25 years' experience in providing advice and guidance related to organisational development on talent acquisition, leadership development and succession planning. He placed over 300 professionals with global and regional headquarters and financial shared services centres as well as with European, Benelux and country operations based in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.


Bastiaan began his search career in 1990 with a leading UK based international recruitment firm, specialising in placing qualified accountants and tax specialists from public practice into commerce and industry followed by five years as managing director of the Dutch operations of a US based international staffing group. In 1999 he established FinanStaff, a boutique for search & selection of financial officers.

Bastiaan has been based in Luxembourg (2013/2015) and there he conducted assignments for positions in finance & accounting, legal, risk & compliance and tax & treasury with banking, financial, corporate and fund services organisations as well as with companies in commerce and industry.

His extensive experience in search covers a broad range of industry sectors including consumer, manufacturing, financial services, life sciences, technology and professional services.

Bastiaan’s early career was spent in corporate finance.


Bastiaan holds an MBA and is fluent in Dutch and English and he has a fair understanding of German and French.


Outside work Bastiaan is a devoted father to his four boys and he has keen enthusiasm for any sporting activity that will get him outdoors, onshore and offshore (provided the sun is shining!).

e-mail: bastiaan.fontein@finanstaff.com
telephone: +31 (0)6 531 47 101



Bastiaan Fontein