5 December 2018

Koos Tesselaar

Position: Chairman, Cavendish Group and Chairman, Hemingway Corporate Finance

After his study architecture and civil engineering, Koos followed specific education in the field of Corporate Governance at Nijenrode University.

After initially pursuing a career within  the construction industry in South Africa and the Netherlands, he founded a Pan European Direct Marketing company which was sold to Royal Dutch TPG. Since 1998, Koos has been been involved in a number of companies in (non-)executive positions or as investor amongst others, ABN-AMRO Participaties, Bridgepoint Capital, BNP Paribas, SNS Bank, De Boer Structures, Newtel Essence, Bridge Ltd, Centrum ’45.


Currently he is a Boardmember of Oracle, Friesland Bank Investments, NIBC Bank, Royal Saan, BDI Holdings, Lagotronics, Cavendish Publishing Ltd, Taken, Regardz, Haute Equipe, International Capital Conference.

Koos is CEO of “Taken Infra Consultants”( ) a leading consultancy practice in the field PPP, life cycle costing, TCO and DBFMO.