• Consumer Goods Expertise

    In fast-moving times InterSearch Worldwide increased its cross-border capability in Consumer Goods by 100% in less than two years.
  • Consumer Goods Expertise

    In fast-moving times InterSearch Worldwide increased its cross-border capability in Consumer Goods by 100% in less than two years.
  • Consumer Goods Expertise

    In fast-moving times InterSearch Worldwide increased its cross-border capability in Consumer Goods by 100% in less than two years.
The Consumer Goods Group is a major strength for InterSearch Worldwide. The longevity of global relationships has been developed across multiple countries to ensure our clients are serviced by the most experienced consultants and our international talent pool focuses on providing the best executives and specialists across the following industries:
  • Food & Beverages Products & Services
  • FMCG
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Luxury & Apparel
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Retail
Our executive search capabilities have delivered on multiple assignments across: C-level leadership, marketing & business development, general & regional management, sales & key account management, global & regional operations, packaging, merchandising, HR, finance and administration, logistics, purchasing – as well as company start-ups in new emerging markets.

Consumer Goods

Group Leader
  • Vanessa Delacourt
    Vanessa Delacourt
    InterSearch Belgium

Consumer Goods Group - Regional Leaders

North West Europe & MEA
  • Harris Karaolides
    Harris Karaolides
    InterSearch United Arab Emirates
  • Kelly Farrell
    Kelly Farrell
    InterSearch Canada
Asia Pacific
  • Mayur Chaurtvedi
    Mayur Chaurtvedi
    InterSearch India
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Vanessa Delacourt
InterSearch Belgium

Vanessa joined the company in 1996 and became a Partner in 1999.
Vanessa leads a diverse range of executive search projects, both nationally and internationally. She has developed and enhanced her core expertise through appointing key positions in the Retail and Consumer industry.

She is Head of the Global Consumer & Retail Practices Group of our global InterSearch network.

Vanessa holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Ghent and was awarded a Business Administration Degree by the Vlerick Business School.
She holds a Certificate in Director and Board Effectiveness from the Guberna Institute for Directors.

She works proficiently in Dutch, French and English.


Master’s degree in Psychological and Educational Sciences, Option Clinical Psychology, graduated magna cum laude
Ghent University, 1991 – 1996

Middle Management Program
Vlerick Business School, 2006 – 2007

Guberna Training Cycle
Director Effectiveness, 2011, Ghent
Board Effectiveness, 2011 – 2012, Ghent

‘Ontwikkelingsgericht assessment’ (development-focused assessment), Jan De Visch, 2010

Harris Karaolides
InterSearch United Arab Emirates

Harris began his career in 1989 and has worked in Athens, Greece, New York City, USA and Dubai, UAE. He has 20 years of experience as an executive search consultant, joining InterSearch Greece in 1998 and eventually becoming the General Manager of InterSearch’s Athens office, which reports into him until today.

Since 2013 Harris has joined InterSearch Middle East and is currently General Manager of InterSearch’s Dubai office and has previously served as Global Media Relations Executive for InterSearch Worldwide, playing a significant role in increasing visibility and awareness for the Global organization. He holds a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in New York and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Deree, The American College of Greece. He has been a recipient InterSearch Worldwide’s annual Excellence Award.

Harris is also Sub-Leader for InterSearch Worldwide’s Global Consumer Goods & Retail Practice Group. Over the course of his career he has helped InterSearch Worldwide’s delighted Consumer Goods & Retail clients place senior-level executives for mission-critical roles across a wide geography including locations as diverse as Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran and Pakistan.

Kelly Farrell
InterSearch Canada

For the past two decades, Kelly has worked with clients across North America and completed hundreds of senior level search assignments.

Kelly is the Founding Partner of Four Corners Group. With 25 years of executive search experience, Kelly has worked with clients across North America, successfully completing hundreds of senior level search assignments for some of the world’s most recognized brands.

Kelly is a trusted business partner and search strategist who thinks beyond talent acquisition to solve business challenges, as a co-pilot to her clients. Operating as an extension of her clients and their brands in the market, Kelly has established herself as a one of North America’s most recognized and respected executive search specialists in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Retail, Logistics and Travel Industries.

In addition to her broad scope of knowledge across all functional areas, Kelly has particular search expertise in operations, human resources, logistics, finance, sales, marketing and technology. Kelly has further proven her agility by delivering success to her clients in numerous speciality roles using her proven proprietary search methodology.

Kelly began her search career in the early ‘90s, working with a boutique executive search firm and subsequently a US multi-national firm, where she excelled at solving client and company talent needs. Adjacent to search, Kelly also led the creation and growth of a well-known career management firm as General Manager and Vice President, Client Services. In 2007, Kelly subsequently founded Four Corners Group, one of North America’s largest and most successful privately held search firms.

Through these experiences, Kelly gained a deep understanding of the fundamentals of executive search. Building upon this knowledge, Kelly envisioned and created new best-in-class search processes that have become an established, proven methodology that forms the centre of each search project she undertakes.

With an unmatched drive for results and passion for providing exceptional client service, Kelly has consistently delivered outstanding results on some of North America’s and the Globe’s most complex and challenging searches. In doing so, she has redefined the search process and the search experience on behalf of her clients.

Kelly is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and a member of the Presidents of Enterprising Organizations.

Mayur Chaurtvedi
InterSearch India

Mayur Chaturvedi is a Co-founder of Spearhead Intersearch, a global executive search firm specialising in top management / leadership hiring in India and overseas. The firm is headquartered in New Delhi with a presence in other major cities of Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Intersearch straddles over 50 countries across 90 offices.

Mayur leads cross domain consulting assignments at the CXO level for both Indian as well as Multinational corporations. His forte lies across the Financial Services sector, Business Process Management, Operations, Engineering and Consumer domains. He also leads the “Finance” function Practice Group and for all of this his responsibilities entail, developing the search strategy, client engagement and full lifecycle execution of mandates.

As the head of the Firm’s Internal Operations Group, Mayur carries the additional responsibility of leading the banking, administration, finance, legal, compliance and technology initiatives.

Previously, Mayur worked with an international search firm where he was part of the Knowledge Management team. In this role, he led the research strategy for multiple searches across the Financial Services, Consumer and Life Sciences verticals.

Mayur started his career in the highly dynamic phase of the country’s Financial services sector, providing him significant exposure and insights to the Merchant Banking and Corporate Finance functions.

Mayur has a Masters in Finance and Control from the Department of Financial Services, Delhi University. He has a Bachelors in Commerce with Honours from the Delhi University.

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