Francis Vaningelgem

Senior Partner - Brussels, Belgium

Francis Vaningelgem

Senior Partner - Brussels, Belgium

+32 (0)497 977 888

Francis Vaningelgem is a Senior Partner at N2Growth Executive Search & Recruitment in 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 and professional services, consumer products, and industry. His operational 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.

Before 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 was followed by a successful tenure as Senior Manager at KPMG and an Associate Partner at Team Consult. 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 holds a degree in applied economics from Antwerp University and a postgraduate degree in Information Technology. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French, and German.

Areas of Expertise

Executive Search Firm | Board, CEO & C-Suite Executive Recruitment - N2Growth


Our executive search practice in Brussels, Belgium focuses on senior executive, board and C-Suite searches. The world’s leading brands seek our counsel to build best-in-class leadership teams, to manage performance, and for succession planning. 

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Executive coaching, leadership development and assessments - N2Growth


Our broad portfolio of executive coaching & leadership development services in Brussels, Belgium pushes companies and teams to greatness, whether through 1:1 executive coaching or enterprise-wide leadership advisory. There actually is a silver bullet in business – it’s called great leadership.

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