MEET THE BOARD




MICHIEL HERKEMIJ
CEO and President

Since joining Eichholtz on the supervisory board as Chairman in January 2020 before being made CEO and President in February 2021, Michiel has been working closely with the company’s new owners Rivean Capital to oversee the expansion of the business and development of priority markets, which include the US, Middle East, and Europe. With extensive international experience, he is known for advancing the transformation of company turnarounds and as part of his role at Eichholtz, he leads the way in defining strategy, performance and aligning it for restructuring and growth. Alongside his position at Eichholtz, Michiel also sits on the boards of a few other Private Equity companies.


EDWIN VAN DER GUN
Chief Creative Officer

Edwin has been with Eichholtz since 2007. As Artistic and Creative Director of the brand, his key areas of responsibility include styling, graphic design, product development as well as being the key driving force in establishing the brand’s presence at international tradeshows, including Maison & Objet in Paris and Salone del Mobile in Milan. Edwin has been responsible for creating lifestyle photography and branding assets that have helped establish Eichholtz as a leader in the world of luxury interiors. Working closely with the founder, Theo Eichholtz, he has been instrumental in the long-term strategic move towards providing a complete luxury lifestyle.

 


RUBEN ALEBREGTSE
Chief Financial Officer

Having joined Eichholtz in 2018, Ruben Alebregtse, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, brings with him over 20 years of experience in both finance and mergers and acquisitions. Driven by the challenge of identifying opportunities for business improvement and then implementing them Ruben started his business consultancy firm in 2017. With his consulting firm he has overseen the sale of a Dutch optician chain to private equity in 2018 and subsequently started his employment at Eichholtz as Chief Financial Officer. As a senior member of the management team at Eichholtz, Ruben supervised and guided the sale of the company to Rivean Capital in 2019. 

 

Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Theo Eichholtz, who set up his company in 1992 was born and educated in The Netherlands. With a background in commercial wholesale business Theo began working in the antiques industry, which he began importing back to The Netherlands. Global travels took him to Asia with the intention of sourcing the best vintage pieces and exporting them back to his home country and then throughout Europe. That idea launched Eichholtz and eventually evolved into the business it is today, which focusses on timeless and refined luxury furniture, lighting, and accessories, offered directly to dealers.

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It has been with his watchful eye and understanding that the brand has led the way with partnership showrooms around the world and curated lifestyle photography. Theo continues to oversee the development and sourcing of each collection and has been spearheading the move towards the brand offering a complete luxury lifestyle environment.

Since joining Eichholtz on the advisory board as Chairman in January 2020 before being made CEO and President in February 2021, Dutch born, and based Michiel Herkemij has been working closely with the company’s new owners Rivean Capital to oversee the expansion of the business and development of priority markets, which include the US, Middle East, and Europe. Having studied International Law and Business Administration ahead of serving in the Royal Navy, Michiel worked in the fast-moving consumer goods industry before adding the design business to his portfolio of expertise. As part of his

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Having studied International Law and Business Administration ahead of serving in the Royal Navy, Michiel worked in the fast-moving consumer goods industry before adding the design business to his portfolio of expertise. As part of his extensive international experience, which has seen him live in the UK, Spain, China, Nigeria, and Mexico, he is known for advancing the transformation of company turnarounds and as part of his role at Eichholtz, he leads the way in defining strategy, performance and aligning it for restructuring and growth. Alongside his position at Eichholtz, Michiel also sits on the boards of few other Private Equity companies.

“Eichholtz has always been about these long-term collaborative relationships, so more than ever, this is the moment to set out the Eichholtz identity and positioning in the luxury design market.”

MICHIEL HERKEMIJ, CEO


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