Onno Verkuyl

Onno Verkuyl

Consultant Executive Search/directie

Onno Verkuyl is an experienced Executive Search Consultant at Legal People and a member of the management board. Onno started his career as a lawyer. He later became a deputy judge at Utrecht District Court and then worked as legal counsel with APX Group (the Dutch-British power exchange). Since 1 November 2017, Onno has been an external member of the selection committee of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.

‘What part of your work do you like best, and is that in fact the thing you are best at? That question reveals whether someone is working at the top of their game. That is the key question I always ask in a meeting with candidates. Both in exploratory talks and in job-oriented interviews. When I have an answer to that, I can see whether I can make a match with an open position or with one of our clients more generally. That is my added value, and that is where I work at the top of my game.’

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