As co-founder of Zanders, Rob Naber has experience in all sectors.
After studying Econometrics at Amsterdam University, Rob started his career as a management trainee at AMRO Bank, where he soon transferred to the treasury field. After a few years in the dealing room gaining necessary risk management experience, he joined Chris Zanders in 1994.
He is currently active mainly in advising the public sector and financial institutions. Within the management team, he has a distinctive role particularly due to the combination of technical finance and commercial aspects of consultancy.
Sander van Tol
Sander van Tol is partner at Zanders and has shared responsibility for the corporate clients advisory practice, a role that focuses on treasury organization and strategy, financial risk management and corporate finance.
After studying Financial Economics at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and working in treasury at WBR, in 1996 Sander joined the recently established Zanders. In 2003, he became a partner, responsible for the corporate advisory practice. Sander is advising many leading global multinationals, NGO’s and Financial Institutions.
Sander teaches the Chartered Treasurer curriculum at VU University Amsterdam, is part time associated at the Rotterdam School of Management and is also a member of the advisory board to the Dutch Association of Corporate Treasurers (DACT).
Within Zanders, Jaap Karelse is in charge of the Financial Institutions department together with Gerbert van Grootheest.
He advises financial institutions in issues relating to quantitative risk management. Jaap has worked with Zanders since 1997 and became a partner in 2002.
He studied Technical Mathematics at Technical University Delft, followed by a two-year post-doctoral curriculum relating to mathematical control and policy models.
Judith van Paassen
As a partner, Judith van Paassen is responsible for specialized advisory in systems and technology related projects, such as selecting, implementing or restructuring treasury and risk management systems.
Judith’s team works on major international challenges with four European offices, designing business processes for off-the-shelf systems for corporates, financial institutions and public organizations.
Judith graduated cum laude from Technical University Delft in Information Technology, and has worked with Zanders from its inception. She became a partner in 1999.
Gerbert van Grootheest
Gerbert van Grootheest shares responsibility with Jaap Karelse for all consultancy relating to quantitative risk management for financial institutions. Gerbert leads the Valuation Desk, Credit Risk Services and the Rating Advisory Services.
After studying Econometrics at Vrije University in Amsterdam, he joined the company in 2002. His preeminent fields of expertise are market- and credit risk management in banks, and the valuation of funds, mortgages, loans and derivatives.
Gerbert has been part of the management team since January 2013.
Laurens Tijdhof is responsible for the international offices in Brussels, London and Zurich. Together with his team, a good mix of young and experienced consultants, he provides consultancy and interim services to companies, government organizations and financial institutions.
Laurens joined Zanders in 2000, and became a partner in 2009.
He graduated from Tilburg University with Masters degrees in Business Economics, Fiscal Economics and Fiscal Law.
Bart-Jan Wittenberg has shared responsibility for Zanders’ consultancy activities in the public sector. With his team, he advises central and local government bodies, housing associations, and institutions in the healthcare and education sectors.
Bart-Jan studied Economics at Tilburg University. After graduating, he started his career as a treasurer with PWS Woningstichting, followed by a specialist role in treasury institutional sales within ABN AMRO Bank.
In 1998, Bart-Jan joined Zanders and became a partner in 2001.