Pim van de Riet
+31 85 744 0600
Founder & CEO
United Kingdom, Netherlands

Pim is CEO of Breezeholme Investment Group, which he founded in 2009. Based in the UK, he divides his time between new investments and working directly with our portfolio companies. He also oversees our multi-disciplinary central services activities, and is personally responsible for Finance & Accounting Services. A Dutch national educated at the University of Amsterdam’s School of Business, he speaks fluent Dutch, English and German and basic French.


From 1992 to 1997, Pim was CEO of the Dutch subsidiary of construction materials company Halfen GmbH’s, part of German group Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH. Under his management sales grew by 70% whilst delivering a 20% EBIT return. He then joined Halfen’s board in Germany, successfully developing a European-wide sales and distribution strategy. In 2003, he became CEO of healthcare resourcing specialist DOCS International, growing annual revenues from €5m to €24m and employee numbers from 50 to 300, and creating a network of eight European offices. DOCS was sold in 2007, delivering a significant return for shareholders.


A strategist and visionary entrepreneur, Pim has a track record of building successful European SMEs, and is always looking for new opportunities to work with highpotential businesses. He is a pragmatic problem-solver and lateral thinker with outstanding sales, negotiation and analytical skills, and strong financial insights. He forges long-term working partnerships with coworkers based around his determination and high levels of personal integrity. He is also a motivational leader who aims to inspire others and works with empathy and intuition at all organisational levels and across different cultures.