Nicolas Hollanders specializes in governance design and succession planning. He has advised companies and families in the fields of shareholder strategy, governance, executive recruitment, selection and executive succession, family talent assessment, philanthropy, and continuity planning.
Earlier in his career, Nicolas was an attorney with Liedekerke, a law firm in Brussels, as well as an assistant professor in corporate law at the University of Leuven. He then joined Maroquinerie Delvaux, a third generation international family-owned company, where he served as Managing Director, reshaping its corporate, financial, and ownership structure in order to enable a smooth transition between generations. Nicolas then moved to Egon Zehnder where he was a partner and shareholder for over 7 years, leading the European and Global Life Sciences Practice of the firm.
Prior to joining LGA, Nicolas was a member of the executive committee for Delhaize Group, an international family firm that employs over 150,000 people across nine countries in North America, Europe, and Asia, and served as the head of human resources, IT, and sustainability. There he developed global group functions and managed several transformation programs, as well as leading teams of several hundred employees in HR and IT.
Next to his consulting activities, he serves today as the Chairman of a family holding structure controlling a large international industrial group, and is a member of the Family Council governing the affairs of nearly 350 descendants.
Nicolas holds two graduate degrees in law from KU Leuven and a post-graduate degree in economics from UC Louvain, and works comfortably in English, French, and Dutch.