Every organization needs leadership. Schelstraete Delacourt Associates builds outstanding leadership teams both on national and international level.


Schelstraete Delacourt Associates Executive Search
Bagattenstraat 165, 9000 Gent, Belgium

Office Locations

Ghent, Brussels, Luxembourg

Schelstraete Delacourt Associates is a leading consultancy firm specializing in Executive Search, Director Search and Management Assessment. We provide an effective tailor-made service as well as a close working relationship with our clients, both large and small, regardless of geographical boundaries. Schelstraete Delacourt Associates operates from offices in Ghent, Brussels, Amsterdam and Luxembourg. click for more

When partnering with clients, Schelstraete Delacourt Associates employs a customized, collaborative and comprehensive approach. We understand we can only create value for clients by placing their interests first. No effort is spared in order to understand a client’s precise needs and expectations. Our Consultants and Partners are expert professionals in their fields of specialty. For each assignment, we appoint a dedicated support team of Research Consultants who represent thoroughness and efficiency, locally as well as internationally.
Passion for our business is equalled only by our passion for our clients, candidates and our own team.


“Every organization needs leadership.
Schelstraete Delacourt Associates builds outstanding leadership teams.”

The main challenge facing companies today is in finding excellent leadership teams. Excellent leadership encourages and stimulates growth. We support our clients – partners in the creation of success, both for their businesses and for our society.


A passion to excel drives everything we do. In partnership with our many stakeholders, we endeavour to share our passion for our business and our entrepreneurial drive – as well as our passion for attracting the right people to help clients meet the challenges of the future.

Open communication between clients, candidates, and our own partners is what we strive for. This involves transparency, honesty, and authenticity. Simply put, we state the facts. From this, we inspire mutual trust and build solid long-term partnerships. Openness also reflects back on ourselves, time and again challenging us all to develop and grow.

Co-operation is the cornerstone of our relationships with clients; listening attentively to their needs, searching for the achievable, and finding the right solutions. For our candidates, co-operation means candid and sincere advice, thoughtful guidance, as well as responsiveness – mapping out the career development path for each candidate individually. We also promote co-operation within our team of motivated players, continuously striving to share expertise, knowledge and best practice.

Innovation means progress – keeping an eye on the future. As an executive search partner we aim to help our clients meet their objectives in every way we can. Innovation is a business imperative: we continuously seek to challenge our thinking and methodology in order to offer fresh approaches, and to respond to the rapidly evolving markets in which our clients operate. Our diversity mindset here at Schelstraete Delacourt Associates makes us your trusted adviser and partner.

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  • Frank Schelstraete
    Frank Schelstraete
    InterSearch Belgium


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Frank Schelstraete
InterSearch Belgium

Frank is the Co-Founder of Schelstraete Delacourt Associates.

He is responsible for all assignments for CxO and Board positions. His clients include large-scale, family and listed or unlisted private-equity owned companies, across a variety of industries.

As such he liaises with company shareholders and corporate boards. His extensive experience in the fields of leadership and human resources underpins his advice on succession planning and board assessment.

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of InterSearch since 2002.

Frank holds a Master’s Degree in Psychological and Educational Sciences, Option Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Ghent, and has completed postgraduate specialization in Psychoanalysis.

He holds a Certificate in Director and Board Effectiveness from the Guberna Institute for Directors.

He works proficiently in Dutch, French and English.


Master’s degree in Psychological and Educational Sciences, Option Clinical and Developmental Psychology, graduated magna cum laude
Ghent University, 1979 – 1984
Thesis: Study of the Sources of ‘Die Traumdeutung’: Karl Albert Scherner (1861) and Psychoanalytic Symbolism

Postgraduate degree in Psychoanalysis: 1984 – 1986, Ghent University
Postgraduate degree in Psychoanalysis specialisation: 1986 – 1988, Ghent University
Four publications and various lectures on psychoanalysis topics.

Guberna Training Cycle – ‘Instrumenten voor deugdelijk bestuur’ (tools for good management) 2000-2001, Ghent

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

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