Our specialised and enthusiastic team thrives in an open and collaborative environment. Our partners have worked for A1 companies in the flavours, ingredients and agri-commodities industries and therefore have a deep understanding of these businesses. Clients turn to us to find the desired executives and exceptional talents for key positions.
From our office in the Netherlands, we serve and advise a large- and flavours, ingredients company and agri-commodities businesses worldwide. We aim to be the leading specialized executive search company for these niche markets.
Jan David de Planque
Jan David de Planque is founder of True-Capital Executive Search, a company servicing the flavours and ingredients industry. With the acquisition of Willem Mock Associates Executive Search in 2016, our services expanded to include executive search for agri-commodities business.
Jan David started his career as commodity trader at Cargill in 1984. He later joined Firmenich and worked in the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Singapore and Switzerland for over 21 years. He was on the Global Executive Flavours Management Team during 10 years as Global VP Savoury and Sweet Goods, and headed Global Key Strategic Accounts and EMEA Flavours.
Jan David has in-depth industry know-how and a worldwide network in the fast-growing, innovative ingredients and flavours industry. His understanding of the specific executive search needs of this sector, led him to set up True-Capital.
Erik Swens has many years of experience in executive search and specializes in serving international clients in agri-commodities, food, feed and ingredients business. He focuses on senior positions in all areas of trading, sales and marketing for global commodity trading and ingredients companies, and food and feed manufacturers.
Prior to joining True-Capital, Erik Swens held several senior management positions within ABN Bank, Cargill and NUON. He began his career as a management trainee at ABN Bank. Erik received a master’s degree in Dutch civil law at Leiden University and completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD.
After graduating from the Hanze Hogeschool in Groningen, Jeannette started her career in 2005 at Spencer Stuart in a support function. She joined AMROP Executive Search in 2013 as researcher for the fast-moving consumer and retail business. At True-Capital, Jeannette focuses on international assignments – mainly in the Ingredients and F&F industry – as research associate. Jeannette holds a bachelor degree in Intercultural Communications.
Working for the ManpowerGroup for over 15 years, Marjolein obtained an in-depth understanding of recruitment and executive search. Responsible for internal branding at ManpowerGroup, she decided to take a different direction and obtained a degree in Coaching & Counselling. In her role as Research Associate at True-Capital, her search experience, coaching skills and creativity are of great value.
Kristina has commenced International Business Administration in Hotel Management. She gathered plenty of experience within the hospitality industry and now passionately working with True-Capital team within the big international industry.