Filiep Deforche

Filiep offers candid yet constructive advice and support, taking on client issues as if they were his own.

Filiep works closely with senior leadership to recruit top talent and enable transformation across sectors. Based in Brussels, where he leads the office for Russell Reynolds Associates, Filiep works with CEOs and Boards. He has deep experience in the industrial and financial services sectors. He leverages his strong strategic consulting background to work with leadership teams and Boards of both local and international clients of all sizes. Filiep brings nearly three decades of experience to his client work, having spent 25 years with Boston Consulting Group before joining us. During that time, he worked in a number of European offices and served clients across Europe, Africa, Asia and the US. At BCG, Filiep led the company’s Brussels office and was a leader of several partner evaluation and compensation committees at the regional and global levels, among other strategic roles.

“Nobody is perfect, but a team should be”—I strongly believe in the power of carefully creating the right teams and governance over and beyond the qualities any individual can bring.

Filiep holds an MSc in civil mechanical-electrical engineering from Ghent University and an MBA from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, both in Belgium. Filiep is fluent in Dutch, French and English.
Filiep is a Certified Leadership Performance Coach.
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