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Ireen Kars

Sustainable Business Consultant


Ireen Kars is a consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates, which helps companies identify, select, and grow sustainable leaders who will thrive and succeed over the long term. Based on her experience and personal interests, she focuses on sustainable leadership, digital transformation and technology. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, she worked at Microsoft, where she was most recently a Solution Advisor for the Modern Workplace and Data Protection. In this role, she worked closely with public sector clients to optimize their daily work and security systems. Previously, she worked on peacebuilding and peacekeeping topics and with the UNHCR as a representative for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in The Hague and Geneva, Switzerland. She obtained master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and in Strategic Human Resource Management from Utrecht University. She was born and raised in the South of Holland, has traveled and worked around the world, and just moved to The Hague.

“My mission is to stimulate and activate business leaders in their sustainability journey and to lead by example, focusing on improving human rights and democracy around the world.”

Learn more about Ireen’s Landecker Democracy Fellowship project here.


Updated June 2021