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  • Frank Schelstraete
    Frank Schelstraete
    InterSearch

  • Micheál Coughlan
    Micheál Coughlan
    InterSearch

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Frank Schelstraete
InterSearch

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.

Education

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

Micheál Coughlan
InterSearch

Micheál has been with InterSearch Ireland since 1996. He became Managing Partner in 2010. He is also a Partner responsible for the Global InterSearch Academy since 2013. He is a Main Board Member of InterSearch Worldwide since 2017. He has supported a mix of public and private sector organisations with senior level appointments in Ireland and internationally.

CAREER HISTORY

2017 – Present Board Director, InterSearch Worldwide

  • Strategic management of the business internationally.

2010 – Present Managing Partner, InterSearch Ireland

  • Strategic management of the business in Ireland.
  • Client management, communication and project delivery.
  • New business development.

2007 – 2010 Deputy Managing Director, O’Malley InterSearch

  • Successor to Managing Director.

2003 – 2007 Director, O’Malley InterSearch

  • Became minor shareholder in the business.
  • Established office in Athlone supporting clients in the Midlands & West of Ireland.
  • InterSearch World-Wide (90 offices) Excellence Award for outstanding achievement.

2000 – 2003 Senior Consultant, O’Malley InterSearch

  • Managed senior management recruitment assignments.

1996 – 2000 Consultant, O’Malley InterSearch

  • Managed research projects on complex assignments.
  • Managed middle management recruitment assignments.
  • Attended InterSearch global Academy training on international executive search.

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

  • 2016 – 2017 Certificate in Project Management, Athlone Institute of Technology
  • 2005 – 2006 Diploma in General Management, Irish Management Institute
  • 1995 – 1996 MBS Human Resource Management, University College Dublin
  • 1992 – 1995 B Comm, National University of Ireland Galway
  • 2007 Fellow Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD)

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