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


Schelstraete Delacourt Associates BV

Office Locations

Amstelveen (Amsterdam)

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 and Amsterdam. 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.

Netherlands - Schelstraete Delacourt Associates BV
  • Merijn Van Oijen
    Merijn Van Oijen
    InterSearch Netherlands


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Merijn Van Oijen
InterSearch Netherlands

Merijn has been active in the Executive Search and Search and Selection industries since 2002. He started his career at a local Search and Selection firm, combining psychological testing and assessment with sector generalist search work. He soon moved to Spencer Stuart and subsequently to Korn/Ferry where he specialized in the Industrial, Technology and Financial sectors.

In 2007 he joined an AESC member firm in Sydney as a consultant in the Investment Banking practice. Towards the end of 2008 he moved to a large domestic Search and Selection firm in Amsterdam to head the development of their Executive Search division. Before joining Schelstraete Delacourt Associates he was senior consultant at another global executive search firm. Whilst successfully executing a broad variety of searches, his focus has been on CEO/CFO positions in Financial Services, Private Equity and the Industrial sector.

At a personal level, Merijn is an avid sports fan, in particular rowing. From 1994 to 2001, Merijn has been part of the Dutch national rowing team. As a coxswain, he competed at the Sydney Olympics and he is a former world record holder. He received his Master’s Degree from Utrecht University in organizational and sport psychology.
He is fluent in Dutch, English and German and has some knowledge of French, Spanish and Frisian.



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