Camiel Selker - CPO Optiver


Camiel (1976) is Global People Officer and Chief People Office Europe at Optiver, with the assignment to create one global team to deploy the best talent to the biggest business opportunities. He joined Optiver in July 2022, having been the advisor to the Board since September 2020 and having been the interim CPO of the US between January 2021 and September 2022. 

Before joining Optiver, he was a founding partner of Focus Orange (2011) and Crunchr (2014), two companies focused on the effective deployment of people in organizations. He was advisor to the (Supervisory) Boards of a wide variety of organizations, mostly multinationals and international scale-ups. His primary focus in that role was to support Boards on executive compensation, workforce strategies and transformations. Focus Orange was acquired by PwC in 2021, where he joined as a Partner until July 2022. Crunchr received its series B investment in 2021 and is now expanding in the US. 

After his studies of Law & Economics in Utrecht and Cambridge, Camiel joined Towers Perrin in 2001. He became Managing Partner for the Netherlands in 2008 until the merger into Towers Watson (now WTW) in 2011. 

Next to his role as GPO, he lectures at TIAS Business School on ‘Human Capital in the Boardroom’ and is  author of the book ‘Bovenbazen’ (2016). He is married, has three sons and tries to spend as much time as possible with his family, while maintaining his hobbies as football coach, cyclist and skier.