Francis Vaningelgem is a Senior Partner at N2Growth Benelux, located in Brussels, Belgium. He has over 25 years of global executive search experience across a great variety of industries and functional spectrums, with a keen interest and particular understanding of the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, as well as professional services, consumer products and industry. His functional expertise includes Human Resources, CEO and Board Advisory, senior management appraisal and organization assessment. Francis was a founding member of BEXSA, the Belgian Executive Search Association, giving clients the benefit of his vast professional network and industry knowledge.
Prior to joining N2Growth, Francis was a Managing Partner at several leading search firms. He was the Founder of Executive Square, serving clients ranging from large multinational groups, family-owned companies and start-ups. Concurrently, he was a Senior Partner at Action Consulting, where he helped companies implement human capital strategies.
Previously, he founded and led Ray&Berndtson as Managing Partner, building the Brussels-based company into a top Belgian firm during his 15-year tenure. He also co-founded its associated management consultancy, Talentium, where he served as Senior Partner. In his earlier position, he contributed to the success of Ward Howell International as a partner of the Belgian office. This followed a successful tenure as Senior Manager at KPMG and as an Associate Partner at Team Consult, where he gained extensive experience in restructuring public sector and non-profit organizations. He launched his career as a management recruiter at Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits et du Tourisme, Schlumberger and Honeywell Bull.
Francis hold a degree in applied economics from Antwerp University and a postgraduate degree in information Technology. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and German.