Maarten Passtoors is a Client Partner within the Industrial Practice at Pedersen & Partners. Mr. Passtoors draws on over 20 years of experience as a hospitality executive and partner in the search industry and has served in leadership roles at some of the world’s largest Executive Search firms. He brings to the firm a wealth of expertise in Finance, Real Estate, FMCG, Telco, Building & Construction and Professional Services search accumulated across Europe, South East Asia, and the US. Mr. Passtoors entered the search field in 1994 as Managing Partner for an international recruitment firm and was responsible for the firm’s European market penetration. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Passtoors held Managing Partner and Owner positions for two global Executive Search firms, and was in charge of business development and cross-border search execution for their Financial Services and Industrial Practice Groups. Before transitioning to Executive Search, Mr. Passtoors held several executive-level positions of increasing responsibility within the Hilton Group in Singapore, Malaysia, France, and The Netherlands, with the Autobar Group and the SCN Trade Organisation.
Mr. Passtoors holds an MBA in International Hospitality Management from the Cornell University in the US and has a degree in International Business, Trade & Commerce. He speaks fluent Dutch, English and German and has a working knowledge of French.