About Annemarie de Bourbon de Parme

Annemarie de Bourbon de Parme is Partner at Ward Howell International in the Netherlands.

She has an international background. Annemarie obtained her French Baccalaureate in Strasbourg, France in 1995. Then she studied a year at James Madison University, VA, in the United States of America and afterwards completed law school at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Annemarie also studied Chinese business law in Shanghai and torts law at the Sydney law school. After obtaining a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in 2002, she successfully completed a postgraduate degree in radio and television journalism at the renowned University of Groningen in the Netherlands in 2003.

Annemarie has worked in journalism and communications in varying positions and responsibilities for over 20 years. Her last work was with the largest news organization in the Netherlands, NOS, in Brussels and The Hague. Her specialization has been (European) politics.

In 2011 she authored a book about the five former prime ministers of the Netherlands, expounding their views on leadership, and the effect political power had in their private lives.

In 2019, Annemarie has been the first woman invited to join Ward Howell International in the Netherlands as a Partner. Her focus is consulting about inclusion and diversity at board-level, and female leadership. Specifically leadership solutions in executive search and communication, this matches perfectly with Ward Howell International. Annemarie will contribute to the further expansion of Ward Howell in the Netherlands and in Europe.


  • Legal
  • Media


  • Executive Search
  • Board Advisory
  • Inclusion and Diversity