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Ruben van den Boer

Principal Consultant, Communications, Digital & Marketing, Europe

My background

I joined VMAGROUP in late 2016 as a Senior Consultant based in the Netherlands. I have over seven years of experience in recruitment for Sales, Marketing and Communications roles across Europe and Asia. My main focus has always been the Logistics & Engineering industry, including multinational and medium-sized enterprises.

I also have a MSc degree in Human Resource Management at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

My specialisms 

I specialise in recruitment for senior-level roles within the fields of Internal, External, Corporate and Digital Communications for the Logistics, Engineering, FMCG and Professional Services sectors.

My recent projects 

Some of the roles I have recently filled across Logistic, Engineering, FMCG and Professional Services in the Netherlands include:


Global Communications Manager

Global Digital Communications Manager

Global Internal Communications Manager

Manager of External Communications EMEA


Global Corporate Reputation Manager

Business Unit Communications Advisor


Communications Manager

Manager of Communications, Engagement & Change

Manager of External Communications

Global Investor Relations Manager

Professional Services:

Manager of Marketing & Communications EMEA

Media Relations Manager

Communications Lead – Scandinavia 

What my clients and candidates have said about me


“Ruben was a pleasure to work with during a recruitment process as he was proactive about communicating and staying in touch from start to finish. He was very responsive to questions and concerns (even replying after office hours!), easy to talk with and extremely professional. I felt that Ruben's interest was in making sure that he made all people involved in the recruitment process feel valued and heard- not an easy task but one that he executed flawlessly. I would highly recommend working with Ruben and would gladly do so again in the future myself.”
- Global Communications Lead

"Ruben was key in helping me secure this new important step in my career. His professionalism, availability and understanding of the client's needs were instrumental in preparing me for every single stage of the recruitment process. I appreciated that Ruben took the time to follow through and give me regular feedback, which I find rare in the industry and which I know now helped me to differentiate myself and be successful."
- Marketing and Communications Manager

“Working with Ruben was highly enjoyable. He is an enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly person, eager to get the right fit between employers and people.”
- European Communications Manager