Yves de Poucques

Phone +3225540202

Flagey building
Rue du Belvédèrestraat 29
B-1050 Brussels

Yves de Poucques is a senior leadership and organization advisor, based in Brussels and working internationally, with over 20 years of experience in professional services (leadership advisory, executive search, strategy consulting) and extensive expertise in organizational consulting. He joined Eric Salmon & Partners in 2019 to help the firm shape, develop and implement a broad range of leadership advisory services addressing critical client issues related to senior executives, leadership teams and organizational systems, with main focus on Europe.

Prior to joining Eric Salmon & Partners, Yves spent 15 years at Russell Reynolds Associates, leading top executive search and assessment projects for CEO, general management and other senior functional leadership roles, in a wide range of industrial goods and healthcare segments. He was additionally handling Board and CEO advisory projects to help clients better evaluate, develop and improve Board and senior management capabilities in critical situations such as leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, organizational turnarounds, or succession planning exercises. Yves was the Managing Partner of the Belgian organization from 2010 to 2018 and almost doubled the size of the business during this period. He was also a member of the firm’s global Leadership Assessment & Promotion Board, responsible for assessing and recommending consultants for promotion and for advising the firm on the selection of future leaders.

Before entering the executive search and assessment industry, Yves spent 5 years with McKinsey, leading top management consulting projects in multiple industries with main focus on organizational issues (e.g. post-merger integration, organizational transformation, organizational effectiveness, building high-performance teams, war for talent). He started his career in the chemical industry with Dow Chemical, in Belgium and in the US, growing through various financial positions.

Yves has a Master in Business Engineering from the Solvay Brussels School (University of Brussels), a Master in Management from the Vlerick School of Management (University of Ghent) and an MBA from the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan).

Sector expertise

Executive Search, Executive Assessment, Succession Planning, Board Effectiveness, Team Effectiveness, Organization Design & Transformation


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