Joan Beets


Partner of Kennedy Fitch


Joan Beets, a Dutch national, currently based in Zürich, is a Partner at Kennedy Fitch, a boutique HR Executive Search & Consulting firm, specialized in HR Consulting and Coaching, Switzerland. She focuses on helping organizations create HR functions that are strategic, agile, data-driven, and value-adding.

With more than 15 years of HR experience within leading organizations in global and regional roles focused on HR Strategy, Organizational Development, Change Management and Transformation, she has been previously Director of HR Strategic Planning and PMO and Director of Talent Mobility & Diversity at The Adecco Group.

She is an active IMD Alumni:
- Since 2012 she manages the continuation of the Welshe Women’s Award for best all‐round female in the MBA class.
- Since 2018 she is a Member of the IMD Alumni Advisory Committee.
- Since 2019 she is a Volunteer Coach for the MBA Alumni Career Services.