Schelstraete Delacourt Associates expands towards Luxembourg

28 June 2018

Schelstraete Delacourt Associates strengthens its international growth ambition by taking over Essential Values, a highly regarded Executive Search office in Luxembourg. We thereby secure an effective coverage of the Benelux market as well as an additional base of operations for our national and international missions.

With offices in Ghent, Brussels, Amsterdam and Luxembourg we bring ourselves even closer to our customers and candidates. Greater proximity and commitment are indeed crucial for us to distinguish ourselves by providing lasting quality.

For the Luxembourg team, growth is on the horizon, as we aspire to become in Luxembourg the preferred business partner for a growing number of organizations as well as a trusted career consultant for an increasing number of candidates.

28 June 2018


20 June 2018

Run with us or support our runners!

Run4Brain is an initiative from Schelstraete Delacourt Associates and Ghent University aimed at raising money for brain research through participation in the ‘20km de Paris’. Vanessa Delacourt and Frank Schelstraete will be running the race on October 14 alongside a team of business leaders and colleagues. You can support Run4Brain by participating or by sponsoring one or more of the runners.

Why Run4Brain? Although one in three people will eventually suffer from brain disease, a mere 10% of total scientific resources is allocated to brain research. This represents a significant gap, that can only be filled by private initiatives such as Run4Brain. Therefore, Paul Boon and Vanessa Delacourt initiated Run4Brain, a project that is close to both their hearts and minds.

Professor Paul Boon MD, PhD, is a neurologist and the founding father of the 4Brain research team at Ghent University Hospital which aims at unravelling the complexity of brain mechanisms in order to identify new therapies for the most prevalent neurological disorders. Thanks to this research, Ghent University Hospital has been able to conduct groundbreaking international research trials. In this way, the brain research team wants to make a difference for the ever-growing group of one in three people who live with brain disorders.

More details on www.run4brain.com

InterSearch Annual Conference 2018 in Bruges

15 June 2018

Toward a polycentric economic world

From Bruges to Shanghai

Schelstraete Delacourt Associates hosted the 2018 InterSearch Annual Conference in the ancient city of Bruges. Bruges was once the heart of the world economy (12th-15th C.). The reality is that the economic heart has shifted repeatedly, from Bruges to Venice, to Antwerp, to Genoa, to Amsterdam, to London, to Boston, to New York and to the Silicon Valley area today. Looking into the future, globalization is expected to create a more polycentric economic world; meaning 'having more than one center'. One of these new centers is Shanghai, China.

InterSearch is anticipating this fundamental shift with presence in more than 50 countries and 90 cities and recognizing that within the new digital world, recruitment might just become a commodity. InterSearch is not aiming at the lower-level recruitment segment, which can more easily be automated. Instead, InterSearch is targeting the more complex and really ‘executive-level’ assignments. By doing so, we provide the right depth of experience and integrity to create opportunities for growth for our clients and candidates. And in fulfilling such high-level assignments, we become genuine experts in Leadership solutions.

The Chairman, Frank Schelstraete, thanked his predecessor Peter Waite for the wonderful accomplishments during the last year. Heading for China, where the next General Assembly is planned, all delegates committed themselves to embracing innovation and promoting intense cross-border collaboration in the year to come.

1 + 1 = 3

15 June 2018