Ruud Rikhof


Ruud Rikhof is co-founder of KennedyFitch and a Human Resources executive with 25+ years of experience with IBM, Novartis, Bristol-Myers Squibb, The Nuance Group, UBS and SHV (one of the largest family owned company in the Netherlands). He has worked in global, regional and local roles and served client populations of up to 20.000 employees and led HR teams of 50+ HR Business Partners and was based in Amsterdam, Vienna, London, Munich, Basel and Zurich.

At KennedyFitch he focuses predominantly on executive search for the Human Resources function and Management Consulting. He is an Advisory Board Member of the Executive Masters of Strategic Human Resources Management (a joint program of Bocconi and Cornell), assessor at the Schweizer Studienstiftung, co-founder of the CHRO-circle in Switzerland, co-founder of International HR Communities in Switzerland, the Netherlands and Singapore, advisor to Bookbridge (an Ashoka-funded social enterprise) and advisory board member of Universum. He also he sponsored an award winning study on Human Capital investments in the Private Equity industry and co-authored research on learning agility.

He works from the KennedyFitch offices in Zurich, Dubai and Amsterdam.

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