About us

Who are we?

We are curious, listening, learning and solution-oriented.

We are objective in our work, independent and attach great importance to integrity.

We are involved and focused on social results.

Otto Beelaerts

From an early age, Otto has been driven by a strong sense of responsibility and justice. That is why he always goes where he can see people and society as an end and not as a means. He stands out for his leadership skills and his ability to tackle complex issues with attention to all parties involved and the various challenges that arise within families and boards.

Otto knows the challenges of asset ownership and good governance first-hand. Since 2021, he has been active as an advisor and supervisor of wealthy families and foundations and, among other things, temporarily managed a single family office. Until 2021 he was Director of Institutions & Charities at ABN AMRO MeesPierson. Before that, he held various positions in the field of private banking. In addition to his work, he is active as a board member of foundations and associations.

Otto studied Business Law at Leiden University. He then completed trainings in the field of private banking, business administration, sustainability and philanthropic organizations. In his spare time you can find Otto in the garden, he likes to travel and attend concerts. He lives with his wife in the countryside of Leusden and has two adult children.

Pieter Stemerding

Pieter has been committed to a just and sustainable world for more than 25 years. In his view, philanthropy plays a crucial role in this as the ‘capacity for change’. It inspires Pieter to give substance to the desire of principals to make a tangible difference on important social issues.

Since April 2017, Pieter has been supporting families and companies in developing and deploying their strategic approaches, programs and philanthropic organizations. From 2007 to 2017 he was director of Adessium Foundation, a Dutch family foundation. He also worked at WWF Netherlands, FAO in Rome and UNDP in New York and is a member of several boards. In these functions, Pieter built and led organizations, teams and programs. He is described as strategic, result-oriented and enthusiastic.

Pieter obtained an MSc in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam, after studying French for a year at the Sorbonne in Paris. He likes to sail on the Frisian waters and enjoys cycling. He is married and lives with his wife and two children in Amersfoort.

Pieter is a columnist for De Dikke Blauwe. Read his latest articles here.