Patrick Meirlaen


Patrick is a Master of Industrial Psychology (1985 UGent)

His career in Organization and HR management is built on strong experience in Shipbuilding and Heavy Construction, Maritime and Logistics, Consumer Electronics Sales & Marketing Europe and Factory Management EMEA.

Patrick has served as a Recruiter, HR Manager, HR Director, Board Member & VP Administration and is currently CEO of The Future Alliance and President of the Chamber of Commerce and Board Advisor to companies.

About The Future Alliance

The Future Alliance is an executive and direct search organization founded in 1992. With offices in Brussels (Avenue Louise), Antwerp (Louiza Marialei) and Ghent (Prinses Clementinalaan), we can maintain strong bonds with clients and candidates across the nation. In addition to executive search & assessment services, we organize recruitment and other HR services through outside providers. Our multidisciplinary team consists of 20 enthusiastic and motivated professionals from a variety of consulting and business backgrounds. We are active in a range of sectors including FMCG, ICT,land services. We have an experienced “Practice Leader” on board for each of these sectors. We part of the IESF’s international search group and its exclusive partner for Belgium. IESF consists of various local members that form an international executive search and selection network. We have particularly high experience in such profiles as CEO (including the succession project), GM of Factory, Plant Manager, COO, Project Managers, Engineers, R&D Managers, Product Marketers and employees with support functions (HR, HSE, Q, supply chain) in industrial firms. Our industrial customers are multinationals (like NGK Ceramics—Japanese and GDF-Suez, Fabricom—French, Bilfinger Industrial Services (German), Saint-Gobain—Isover and midsize international companies (often privately owned, family businesses) such as Niko Group, Engicon Group, Hansen Transmissions Int’l, FN-Browning and Vergalle Group. We are delighted to announce you that the Future Alliance obtained Federgon Certified Membership on January 31, 2012. The Federation of HR Service Providers issued Certified Memberships to 38 companies in the recruitment, search and selection industry. This is a premium certification on top of the existing quality charter and builds on the service’s professionalism and excellence. Following abolition of recognition for the recruitment, search and selection sector, the industry focused on self-regulation. The new Certified Membership offers clear quality guarantees. The Future Alliance gives full support to this initiative. Research has been conducted by an independent agency, with clients and candidates involved in the process. “The fact Federgon awarded the Future Alliance a Certified Membership proves that our long term vision works in practice and is highly popular among customers and candidates alike” said Patrick Meirlaen, Chief Executive Officer at the Future Alliance. “The strength of our organization lies in its commitment to succeed with people—both clients and candidates. We find exceptional people for exceptional companies. The Future Alliance is a leading HR service provider offering Talent Acquisition and HR Management solutions to employers in all sectors and industries. From single placements to HR outsourcing solutions, the Future Alliance helps HR decision makers achieve success by hiring exceptional people. The Future Alliance’s 20 professionals, operating from offices in Ghent, Brussels and Antwerp, serve clients and candidates in 40 countries.


Alessandra Conte


Alessandra has accumulated comprehensive experience in the Executive Search industry, starting her career in 2005 within the Milan office of Boyden, as a researcher. She continued and grown as Senior Researcher and Consultant responsible for the Industrial and Construction sector.

Before joining Executive Hunters, she worked for Stanton Chase where she led projects in Executive Search as Senior Consultant mostly in Infrastructure and Construction, Oil&Gas and Chemicals and Manufacturing.

Throughout her career, Alessandra has conducted numerous assignments seeking for talented professionals having different levels of seniority from Middle management positions to Top Executives and Board directors roles in Italy and abroad.

Graduated in Law, before starting her career in head-hunting, she spent four years in a Criminal Law firm in her city, Turin.

She’s fluent in English and competent in French.

About Executive Hunters

“Dies slowly he who does not overthrow the table when is he is unhappy at work, who does not risk the certain for the uncertain, to go toward that dream”

Executive Hunters is a team of consultants with demonstrated experience in headhunting, capable of giving customers the right advice in the globalized market to meet all executive hunting demands as rapidly as possible.

With offices in Milano, Padova and soon in Rome, we provide our Clients the Executive Search, Assessment and Coaching for all economic sectors and positions.

Executive Hunters is part of group that, under the name “Technical Hunters”, is highly specialized in the Middle Management Search for Engineering, Healthcare, Sales and Marketing and Legal. So we can really follow and help our Clients all-round.


Adelina Rosca


Adelina has a BA in Sociology and Psychology and a Master in Strategic Management of Human Resources. She is fluent in English and Romanian and passionate about head hunting and counselling.

The first step in her career was working as a Human Resource Inspector in a small company, followed by a period of a few years as a School Psychologist.

Obtaining a full time recruiting job in an international executive search company in 2006, Adelina specialized in head hunting for several years. In 2010, Adelina began fulfilling mission-critical roles in an international environment, combining HR knowledge with management expertise, running the business in Romania as a Country Manager, with specialization in Middle and Senior Management positions. Adelina joined Rosman in 2014 as a Managing Partner and Head of Business Development.

About Rosman Talent Solutions

Rosman has a fresh perspective on recruitment, executive search, career counseling, HR administration and payroll. We source Top A candidates to companies worldwide, providing clients with a valuable and unique recruitment service.

We stand out from the pack because:

  • We are a new company with an innovative approach to the recruitment industry.
  • We have over one decade’s local/international executive search and headhunting experience, within a wide range of industries.
  • We stay in close touch with our clients and candidates throughout the entire recruitment process and until hiring is finalized.
  • We are fast, savvy, abreast of latest market trends and able to recommend the best approaches for attracting talented employees to our clients.
  • We can offer a complete range of services, easily adapted to any company’s needs and specific.
  • We offer a full range of services, easily tailored any company’s needs and situation. Each client has a dedicated consultant.
  • We’re not just recruiters—we are strategic consultants to our business partners and career advisors to our candidates.

With critical experience in Automotive, IT&C, Engineering, Logistics, Agribusiness, BPO, Telecom and other industries, Rosman Talent Solutions proves that it has what it takes to partner with any major business operating in the thriving Romanian market.


Gertjan van de Groep


Gertjan Van de Groep (1970) is Managing Director at Van de Groep & Olsthoorn. He focuses on General, Commercial and Technical staff and management positions in Industry, Technology and Logistics.

Gertjan graduated in 1993 as a Bachelor of Engineering in Utrecht, then pursued a leadership development program at Nyenrode Business University. He started his career as a Production/Lean Engineer and later as a Management Trainee in Logistics. In 1997, he started as Consultant at Van de Groep & Olsthoorn, the company that his father Wim founded in 1979. Gertjan became Director in 2007. His new set of consulting, entrepreneurship and management functions fit him like a glove.

About Van de Groep & Olsthoorn

Searching for an experienced director? An opening in the management team or your Board of Directors? Or are you ready for a new work environment at the executive level? You’ve come to the right place. Van de Groep & Olsthoorn has been SEARCHING and finding the right executives, managers and C-Suite candidates since 1979, for permanent and interim, national and international positions in technology, industry and logistics.

Matching top candidates with top jobs is Executive Search. We ensure you get the best people in the right C-Suite, Directorial and Mid-Level Management positions. And we do it right, because our researchers and consultants are experienced in your sector and become acquainted with your organizational culture. We conduct searches for the following positions:

  • General Management
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Procurement & Logistics
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Service & Maintenance
  • Interim Management

Thanks to our worldwide network, we will find precisely the candidate you are looking for.


Robert Kilpatrick


Robert Kilpatrick has been an executive search professional since 1990 and has worked with some of the world’s most highly regarded businesses, recruiting talent in engineering/construction, manufacturing, life sciences and aerospace and defence, across Europe and worldwide.

Prior to establishing Kilpatrick in 1999, Robert ran the regional office of one of the UK’s leading search and selection firms. Earlier in his career, he spent twelve years in human resource management. Starting at Cable and Wireless he then progressed to executive HR roles with Smiths—Medical Systems and the London Stock Exchange.

Robert studied Classics and Law at Trinity College, Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

About Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick is a distinctively different international executive search consultancy. Founded by Robert and Hazel Kilpatrick in 1999, we work closely with a wide range of UK and international clients including multinationals and emerging businesses, finding exceptional business and technical leaders.

Kilpatrick identifies, attracts, assesses and places high–calibre talent across the industry and life science sectors. We are the UK partner of IESF, the International Executive Search Federation, a leading global network of trusted partners. Our in-depth specialist knowledge, insight and sound advice enable us to deliver outstanding results and standards of service.

At Kilpatrick, we build and maintain strong bridges with our clients, candidates and partners worldwide.

We help exceptional organizations fill strategically important positions, building their management teams and talent pipelines. We recruit leaders: Directors (Executive and Non- Executive), Managers, and high-potential talent aspiring to these levels. Our clients are multinationals, privately owned companies, private equity and venture-capital-backed businesses. We combine the professional standards normally associated with a large firm with the flexibility, speed and personalized approach of a smaller business.


Victor Carulla


Victor has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the European University of Barcelona (Spain), a Master of Business Administration from the European University of Montreux (Switzerland). He completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) ESADE of Wharton University and is fluent in

Spanish, Catalan and English, with basic French.

Victor launched his career as a Financial Corporate Controller at one of Spain’s biggest insurance companies. He transitioned to the recruitment industry, a few years later, actively participating in the launch of leading Barcelona business. He soon became Sales Director of a company, establishing all new parameters in the commercial and operational area and meeting established objectives.

Over the past 10 years, Victor has been involved in the Executive Search business while based in Barcelona and working throughout Spain & Portugal, specializing in Senior Management. His outstanding track record speaks for itself.

Victor Carulla is the Managing Partner (founding partner) of Headway Executive Search.

About Headway Executive S.L.

Founded in 2002, we specialize in Executive Search and Selection, commonly known as “headhunting.” Our team stands out for its educational achievements, commitment to success, professionalism, and discipline. We draw from a broad set of professional experiences, enabling us to give just the right touch to a client experience. Members employ a unique approach to meeting exceptional targets.

Headway identifies, details and evaluates:—Sectors and functional areas.—Local and International (worldwide) strategic markets.—Processes and Procedures.—Structures and Organizations.—Compensation & Benefit plans.

Headway ranks among national and international sector leaders, thanks to excellence of implementation and value added. Headway tackles both international and national projects with its specialized Barcelona and Madrid teams, drawing on partnerships across 5 continents and positioning us for success in our businesses at home and abroad. Headway Executive Search uses an active search and selection methodology, based on global market surveys, to identify and engage the best professionals profiting the bests to our clients’ needs.


Michael Bogdanov


Michael Bogdanov held a number of academic and journalistic positions in Moscow and London, specializing in international affairs and foreign policy issues right following his graduation from St. Petersburg State University (Department of Linguistics). He holds a PhD in Modern Anglo-American Relations since 1988 and has been a member of the Russian Journalists’ Union since 1982.

In 1992, Michael founded BusinessLink-Moscow—one of the first Russian companies providing consulting services to foreign businesses entering the emerging Russian market. From 1996 the firm, then known as BLM-Consort, focused solely on personnel search and selection operations and eventually became one of the recognized national leaders in its field. In 2004, the growth of operations and diversification of business by professional levels, led to the creation of CONSORT Consulting Group. Michael Bogdanov is Chairman of its Board of Directors.

In 2005, CONSORT Consulting Group joined IESF (International Executive Search Federation) and Michael was appointed IESF Country Manager, Russia/CIS.

Michael Bogdanov was among the of the Association of Personnel Search Consultants (APSC) in 1996, covering over 100 firms across Russia/CIS. He was also elected Association President for five terms (1999-2002, 2003-2005). Since 2005, he has served as Senior Vice-President APSC and Chairman, Board of Experts.

Michael has also authored numerous publications on Executive Search and Management Selection practices in Russian, professional literature and mass-media.

Since 2002, Michel has consistently ranked among his country’s Top 1,000 professional managers.

About IESF Russia

The first successful search of a top-manager for the well-known multinational corporation was performed by CONSORT Group consultants in 1993. By the time both our clients and competitors paid serious attention to who we are and what we do, we had successfully completed over 150 executive search assignments. Besides the searches in Moscow and St Petersburg, IESF Russia has conducted a number of complex regional and interregional projects. We are especially proud of those that produced management teams enabling our client companies to grow their market positions substantially. We also take pride in our unique expertise within highly specific market segments. Lately, a few Russian state-owned enterprises have begun seeking our services. These clients are interested in aligning their economic activities with modern requirements. We have assisted them by searching for highly-qualified top managers experienced in market economy. In 2005, to provide our clients with access to a worldwide pool of management talent and rare specialists, we joined the International Executive Search Federation (IESF)—the world’s largest network of independent retained search consultants (with 130 offices in 40 countries), as the exclusive IESF partner for Russia/CIS. Our Executive Search consultants’ professionalism is a great source of personal pride and I am personally involved in the more complex search projects.


Ewa Adamczyk


Ewa Adamczyk started working for NAJ International in 1994. As a Junior Consultant, she handled expert and managerial position projects for the FMCG, production, distribution and finance sectors. At the time, the company’s customers recruited were the big, multinational that had just started operating in Poland and were creating new structures. In the following years, she served as Business Development Manager and Client Director, before being promoted to the position of General Director in 2005. Ewa has always been connected to active customer acquisition and involved in execution of more and more demanding projects, including filling Management Boards. She holds the title of M.SC. Eng. in Food Science and graduated with an MBA from the Leon Koźminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management and Competency Management Studies at Warsaw University. Ewa also completed coaching training certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Ewa Adamczyk is involved in creation of new products that meet the expectations of customers in modern times, i.e. Assessment Centre, Outplacement Using a Head Hunter’s Skills, Psychologist and Coach, Coaching Training, Market Mapping.

In December 2011, Ewa completed the Management Buyout process and is currently serving as Managing Partner/CEO.

Ewa speaks English, German and basic Russian.

About NAJ International

NAJ International is the oldest personnel consulting agency in Poland. It began operations in Poland in 1991, during the nation’s economic boom.

NAJ International uses direct search techniques to recruit/fill middle and senior management positions. This widely respected, dependable and effective executive search firm is the top choice of leading Polish and international firms active in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.



Valerie Desautel


Master in Law and labour psychology completed by a Master at ESCP Europe, Valérie Truchot-Desautel has over 20 years’ executive search and assessment experience at such multinationals as Progress and Humblot Grant Alexander.

As a generalist, Valérie covers the private headhunting, assessment and interim management sectors.

About Hommes and Entreprises International

Established in Paris in 1977 and headed by Valerie Truchot Desautel, our firm operates in France out of Paris and Lyon, and has dual expertise in private and public sectors in three core sectors:

Executive search for top executives, management teams, experts and board directors in France and abroad;

Interim management;

People and organizational development.

Our expertise and sectorial references, based on 37 years of activities and more than 5,000 missions, enables us to provide a global response to our highly diversified customer bases in industry, retail, banking insurance, private equity, hi-tech, services, real estate, pharmacy, health, environment and public sector, as well as services to regional governments, associations, foundations and schools.


Dror Katabi


Dror Katabi, with over 30 years’ management and consulting experience in different industries, is Founder and CEO of Kishurim HR.

Under Dror’s management, Kishurim has consistently delivered innovation in all its areas of activity. Dror has led the company’s focus on specific sectors, developing new specialties and expertise, backed by comprehension knowledge of the industry, integrity and a personal touch, among candidates and clients.

On September 2010 Kishurim HR joined IESF (International Executive Search Federation)—the largest Executive search group in the world with over 130 offices in 40 countries worldwide. Being an active partner, Kishurim HR hosted the annual IESF Conference in Tel Aviv on March 2012. Dror has been N IESF Practice Expertise member in most of the sectors and one of the leading partners at the Africa Centre of Expertisecellence.

Specialties: Global Executives Search, Management Consulting, Talent Acquisition.

About Kishurim HR

Kishurim HR is an Executive Search firm that has been in operation since 1989. We have a long track record of recruiting quality executives, with a database of over 30,000 qualified professionals. We use Active Direct Search, based on in-depth local market knowledge, plus advanced market research and investigation tools to identify and attract top talents meeting client needs. Kishurim HR has become known as one of Israel’s top professional executive firms. Our clients are leading global companies, with worldwide interests and businesses. As an IESF member, we can deliver customized solutions throughout the world from one of our 130 international offices. We offer executive search, talent mapping, HR intelligence, head hunting, executive consulting and additional services. We apply our specialized industrial knowledge in working for our clients, with special focus on FMCG, Retail, Industry, Infrastructures, Oil, Energy, Building, Water, and Agri-Business. Further cross-industry expertise is offered through our worldwide IESF partners.

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