Lucas van Wees


President of the EAPM, the ‘umbrella’ for 32 national HR associations, and Board member of the World Federation of People Management Associations, representing 600.000 HR professionals from around the world. The main part of his professional career has been in corporate life. He has been working for over 30 years in HR, commercial and line jobs at Philips, Shell, KPN and KLM.

Why he loves HR?

HR is a great profession because everything is HR. Some say that an organisation is just an organism of effective relationships. It defines people as the core of everything we do and that never bores. By the way, the same is true when it comes to ‘Love’! It’s everything, all about people and never bores.”