Meet the Frazer Jones Benelux team

Our consultants


Michael Illert

Partner, Continental Europe


T: +31 20 888 6201

Based out of our Amsterdam office I strategically oversee our business across continental Europe and lead the office itself. Before I changed into search and recruitment I started my career in Human Resources. I was Head of HR and People Development before moving to an HR consultancy where I developed, sold and delivered HR and change management consultancy services to clients, as well as delivered HR initiatives internally. Now I use my experience and networks within the recruitment and executive search arena with focus on senior leadership roles within Human Resources.
Personally, I have placed European & Global HR Directors, Heads of Talent and Learning and director level Business Partners covering several countries and continents. I have built networks with Global Leaders in the UK, Western and Eastern Europe and within the United States covering all major sectors including financial and professional services, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, and the chemical and manufacturing sectors.

Having started my career in HR is still a very strong advantage helping me to understand the needs of our clients. My focus is especially on global senior HR leadership roles and Human Capital.

Personal interests:
Apart from spending time with my partner and our lovely sons I am a big kid myself as I love everything remote controllable, preferably if it flies like drones, RF helicopters and so on. I have a keen interest in social mobility and coach a couple of students as part of my charitable interests.