Dirk Valgaeren

Principal Consultant

Dirk Valgaeren assists and advises both private and public sector customers, working mainly on key international assignments. Typical clients include European public sector institutions and large corporations. Dirk specialises in Talent and Career Management, Coaching and developing and performing assessment and development programmes for senior and middle management as a Client Director, Lead Assessor and Executive Search expert.

Prior to joining Mercuri Urval, Dirk worked as a Key Account Manager Private & Public sector for international HR services organisations. He was Team Lead and Business Developer for national public sector clients. Throughout his career, Dirk provided advice in areas like Talent- and Career management, Competence Management, individual Capability Audits and Leadership assessment.

Dirk is President of the Board of a non-profit organisation. In addition he organises workshops on career management, executive search and (senior) assessment. He participates in volunteer career guidance and individual coaching programmes.

Dirk holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Louvain. 

Languages: Dutch, English, French, a fair command of German