Van Olphen & Partners

After having been Senior Consultant and Manager for 16 years to three large International Management Consultancy Organisations, Alexander van Olphen started his own company "Van Olphen & Partners" in 1999.
So he has as a Management Consultant more than 35 years international experience.

Van Olphen & Partners is to a large extent directed towards service; wants to deliver quality linked to a fast, intensive working method. Flexibility, innovation and teamwork are the characteristics of our approach.

  • Van Olphen & Partners is an management consulting firm with a centralised office in Antwerp, Belgium.
  • We serve our clients thoughout Europe. They include a broad variety of profit and non-profit organisations.
  • The goal in each assignment is to identify, evaluate and select high calibre executives, who are consistent with the client’s business strategy.
  • Throughout the past 35 years we have built long-term relationships on a foundation of integrity, trust and service.
  • The majority of our business comes from previous clients. Several of these clients have chosen to work with us for more than 20 years.
More about our services

Our business principles


People, knowledge, experience and reputation are our most important assets.


Reputation is maintained by service and integrity, the basis on which our firm has been built.


We consider our size an asset. We are large enough to undertake the most sophisticated and complicated assignments, yet small enough to provide a personalized service.


Though we may be involved in a wide variety of professional activities, we are more concerned with the quality of our work than volume. We stress analyzed, positive alternatives and strive to find the best solution to our clients' needs.


Integrity and trust are at the essence of our business. We regularly receive confidential information as part of our normal client relationship. We will never breach a confidence or use confidential information carelessly.


Dedication, loyalty, teamwork and a results-oriented attitude are the cornerstones of our business. We consider these traits an important part of our success.

The firm's objectives

  • The international capability is the cornerstone of our operation.
  • The quality of our research and execution is key to differentiating the service that the firm provides.
  • In providing clients with solutions to their management issues, the firm adheres to a rigorous code of professional ethics.
  • Information on clients and candidates is held in strict confidence.
  • Engagements are undertaken on a professional retainer fee, rather than on a contingency basis. This is both the most professional approach to the assignment and in the client’s best interest.
  • The firm limits its client base in each market sector te eliminate the risk of the client's conflict of interest. This of course limits the growth of our firm; but the client comes first, our reputation second.