Chiel Ruiter graduated from the University of Twente as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He started his career as a nuclear engineer at Stork where he worked on projects in The Netherlands and Germany. After he obtained an MBA from INSEAD, Chiel joined Goldman Sachs to work in London, South Africa and the Middle East.
In 2009 he moved back to the Netherlands to head Credit Suisse’s, BNP’s and UBS’ respective local investment banking businesses. He left banking to pursue a career as turnaround specialist, which started with a SME buy-out/turnaround. Since then he has been involved in a range of turnaround situations with Catapult.
Director in critical situations
Chiel is a seasoned professional with over twenty years of international experience in assisting corporates and their stakeholders as an adviser and in later years as interim manager. He combines his experience in finance with a passion for managerial, organizational, operational and commercial challenges. Chiel spends the majority of his time providing hands-on turnaround services as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) or Interim Director (CEO/COO).