Coordinator, Peers England and the Netherlands
The founder of Peers and Coordinator of meetings in London and the Netherlands is Dr. Francis Claessens, a Dutch national.
In Holland he founded Raadgevend Bureau Claessens, an outplacement firm that grew to become the leading firm in its field in Continental Europe. Francis sold the company to a venture capital firm in 1989.
Francis first experienced the benefits of peer group membership when he was invited to join the Board of the American Association of Outplacement Consulting Firms.
In 1990 Francis founded his first wealth peer group when he moved to Belgium. The group consisted of Dutch ex-entrepreneurs who had sold their companies and moved to Belgium. The group better equipped members to tackle the challenges of managing their new situation in both personal and business dimensions.