Maarten Jonckers

Maarten was born and bred in the Netherlands, then worked and lived in South Africa. Since moving to London in the mid 1980’s he has held Senior Buying and Retail Operations positions for Maples Waring & Gillow, Laura Ashley, Habitat and latterly the Main Board of Harrods Ltd, as Merchandise Director – the youngest director ever in the company’s 150 year history.

In 1997 he co-founded the executive search firm MGMS to help and advise retail companies to attract and retain high calibre individuals, as well as assisting high potential individuals with their retail careers.

Having successfully sold MGMS in 2004, he remained as Managing Director looking after retail clients in the UK and abroad, with a team of some 40 consultants and researchers.

In 2008, he founded Nicholas Alexander Executive Search Ltd, to build on his 11 years advising, consulting and assisting senior retailers: clients and candidates alike.




Nicholas Alexander Executive Search Ltd