Edwin is Managing Director and Founder of Inspired-Search. Along with Oskar Verkammen, he is the co-Founder of the Inspired-Group. A passionate and driven entrepreneur, Edwin favours candidates that can mirror both their business acumen and in-depth supply chain knowledge.
Besides the further development of the organisation and being responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation, Edwin focuses primarily on senior executive search assignments, for both permanent and interim positions. He specialises in the life science (pharma/MedTech), FMCG/CPG/food, fashion/apparel and logistics service provider industries, but maintains both a solid network within and knowledge of other industries.
Edwin has been prominent in logistics and supply chain management for over 30 years. He has gained more than 25 years of experience in various operational, executive management and board positions, and has been an independent organisational consultant in various business sectors. In the last decade, Edwin has chosen to specialise in professional development for people within supply chain and leadership. In 2004, he developed and published ‘The Ascent to Leadership’: a map based on associative cartography. Over 10 years with Inspired-Search, as both a heart and head hunter, Edwin has created exceptional and creative matches between organisations and candidates.
As well as graduating from the maritime institute, Edwin attained an MBA from Kingston University (London, UK / Haarlem Business School) and gained a CPIM certification from the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS). He has also completed various courses on creative thinking, leadership and coaching. Edwin is also a certified Spiral Dynamics consultant.
Activities and other interests
Edwin regularly speaks on the subject of supply chain management and creative & inspiring leadership. He also is often asked to act as a conference chairman or discussion leader and publishes regular thought-leadership pieces on columns and blogs. In his spare time he is a passionate nature and landscape photographer.