Mieke Van de Capelle

Chief HR Officer at Firmenich

"I have been particularly satisfied with both the qualitative shortlist and with their business partnering attitude"

I have been collaborating with Schelstraete Delacourt Associates for over 15 years in various roles as VP HR at Sara Lee Corporation and Chief HR Officer at Perfetti van Melle.

I have chosen to partner with Schelstraete Delacourt Associates because of the extensive preparation they put into understanding our business, the competitive landscape and their own international network ensuring that they would be able to rapidly target potential candidates in major global FMCG hubs. Together, we have completed successfully a large number of searches in the areas of General Management, Marketing, R&D, Supply Chain and Finance across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Throughout the various assignments we have been particularly satisfied with the qualitative shortlist of candidates we have received, and with SDA’s business partnering attitude: they have provided spontaneous updates and suggestions regarding the talent they have identified, provided strategies for development and succession pipeline planning and continuously kept us informed regarding target candidates, candidate feedback and perception of our company in the market.

What drives a successful search is their insight into the company DNA, so as to maximize a cultural as well as functional fit with a candidate.

Schelstraete Delacourt Associates has demonstrated to “think alongside us”, aiming at longer-term, successful placement, rather than short-term opportunities.