DUX was founded in 1990 in London by Karin Doeksen. In 1994, DUX opened an office in New York, and in 2002 the agency established itself permanently in The Hague. During her many years of activity within charitable sector, Karin Doeksen received many requests for help with the recruitment of management board members, regulators and experienced professionals. It became clear to her that there was an absence of a specialised agency serving the non-profit sector specifically. Since then, DUX has acquired over 20 years of global and domestic experience in the (international) non-profit sector. Their team of consultants has built up an extensive network and considerable expertise in the search, selection and testing of executives and specialist professionals. DUX is a part of the Umon Groep. Positions in the non-profit sector are the sole and exclusive focus of DUX, both domestically and globally.
DUX is certain of the importance of the non-profit sector within society as a whole. We firmly believe that high-calibre executives and specialists can offer valuable and significant contributions in this field, thereby attracting the focus, expertise and professionalism it deserves. In addition, there is a growing desire amongst business executives to contribute to social causes; to ‘give-back’ to society, either through a permanent or ancillary position. In such cases, DUX can provide the relevant advice and guidance on finding the most suitable employment setting.
DUX has a variety of clients, ranging from cultural institutions which include theatre, dance, music and the visual arts, to healthcare institutions, human rights organizations and NGOs. What these organizations all have in common is the prioritization of postive societal objectives over commercial gain. Employees within these types of organizations have to meet specific requirements. Consider, for instance, the need for a higher level of personal commitment to, and interest in, an organization’s goals. The search, evaluation and selection of candidates who possess these qualities calls for a distinctive approach, specific experience and an extensive network of contacts to ensure success. Naturally, DUX also carefully considers all regulations regarding governance, compliance, diversity and inclusivity.