About us
About us

Recognising the world’s leading employers

Hello. We are the Top Employers Institute. We are the global certification company recognising excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people.

Identifying Top Employers around the world for more than 25 years.

At the Top Employers Institute, we’re dedicated to helping organisations with world-class employee conditions become recognised for the great employers they are, which in turn helps them advance.

Our Certification Programmes, focused on HR facts, enable us to identify and call attention to great employers anywhere in the world. Top Employers benefit from our objective certification methodology to assert their differences as an excellent employer, and use our exclusive communication tools to say it loud! 

They also use our distinctive insights of the world’s best HR practices to stay on top of HR developments.

Develop. Always.

Since we were founded in 1991, hundreds of enterprises have joined us, creating a community of more than 1,300 Top Employers across 115 countries today. Together, we are positively impacting the lives of over 5,000,000 employees and we look forward to growing that figure. After all, our motto is: Develop. Always.

Our Executive Team

David Plink, CEO

David has focused his career on helping people make informed occupational decisions. He has worked in recruitment advertising and for various leading online and print recruitment media. Furthermore, he has gained market research experience with AC Nielsen US. David holds an MBA from Berkeley and a Masters from the University of Leiden. As the CEO, David is responsible for general management within the Top Employers Institute.

Hans Rothweiler, Member of the Board

Hans is responsible for Certification, Research and Innovation. He has an extensive background in change management, HR research and business development. Hans has a Master’s degree obtained from Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

Özge Suzen, Chief Marketing Officer

Özge assumed the responsibility of Chief Marketing Officer at Top Employers Institute as of March 2018. She has started her career with marketing research in AC Nielsen. After working 13 years for Philips in various markets and in different marketing roles, she has finally led the global marketing communications department in the HQ, just before joining TopEmployers. Özge has combined experience in B2B and B2C marketing with a strong focus on marketing strategy, commercial activation and digital transformation.

Adrian Seligman, Chief Commercial Officer

Adrian joined Top Employers as Chief Commercial Officer in 2017, bringing with him a wealth of experience gained from 18 years working in HR Consulting with many of the world’s foremost businesses. He has recently been leading commercial teams at CEB (now Gartner) focusing on HR insights, Talent Analytics and Talent Development and, today, has commercial responsibility for Top Employers operations around the world. Adrian is based in London visiting Amsterdam HQ and our regional hubs on a weekly basis.

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