Richard Vincent


“Great Teams Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills.”

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Richard is a seasoned board and leadership advisor with nearly three decades of expertise in leadership, strategy, and management. He specialises in talent-related matters, including executive and board searches, CEO and top team effectiveness, and culture transformation.

Throughout his international career, Richard has worked with Boards of Fortune 500 companies, mid-market investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs from diverse sectors, and managing partners of M&A, financial advisory, and private equity firms. He is skilled at helping management and leadership teams navigate complexity and change.

Richard has a proven track record of identifying, attracting, and selecting C-level leaders for CEO, CFO, COO, CCO, and other executive roles. His experience spans various sectors and geographical markets, demonstrating his adaptability and expertise in helping organizations thrive. He focuses on executing strategy, strategic empowerment, and unleashing potential, enabling leaders to drive unparalleled growth. His work has helped align boards and leadership teams, promoting collaboration and effectiveness across countries and cultures.

Since 1995, Richard has pursued an international career in the executive recruitment industry. He has held roles in Division, Branch, Country, Regional EMEA/APAC management, and Global Account Management with global NYSE and S&P500 companies such as Korn Ferry and Robert Half. His extensive strategic and operational experience includes turning around loss-making businesses, launching new global strategic initiatives, implementing American operating models across Europe and Asia, and opening new markets in emerging economies. He has worked in diverse environments—from Tokyo to Madrid and many countries in between—enhancing business performance and coaching country management teams in best practices. Since 2014, Richard has managed private investor-backed firms, initially as CEO and President of a boutique Asia-Pacific/Japan-focused executive search and leadership advisory firm in Singapore, then under his own entrepreneurship in the Netherlands since 2017, and with VALPEO in Belgium/The Netherlands since 2023.

Richard has a large global network of executives, developed through his work with global brands such as Philips, Sony, McKinsey, ASML, Deloitte, RSM, IMCD, Friesland Campina, Bosch Siemens Home Appliances, GE Healthcare, Carlson Wagonlit, Thermo Fisher, Wacker Chemie, ABN AMRO, Zurich Insurance, and Zebra Technologies.

Richard enjoys playing tennis, is a Dutch national with Eurasian roots, and has lived in Singapore, Germany, and Switzerland between 2007-2016. Since 2023, he has been based in Belgium/ The Netherlands.

Richard holds an MSc degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the University of Amsterdam (1995).