Olivier S.E. Courtois

Principal Consultant

Olivier has been a Director at Mercuri Urval since February 2021. He is a seasoned consultant, executive & team coach, facilitator and keynote speaker.

He has 35+ years of experience on 5 continents with a track record in deploying EMEA & global projects in executive assessment and development, CEO & Board effectiveness, leadership development, and top team effectiveness.

He has worked with executives, managers and high potentials within various private and public organisations across all industries. He founded two businesses in the Leadership Development area. In his former job, he was the Director of a Global Management firm for the Belux market.

Olivier is well travelled, culturally sensitive.  A native French speaker, he uses English as his primary work language, and also speaks Dutch, Spanish and some German.

By education, Olivier has a master’s degree in Conference Interpretation and has studied Business & Finance in addition. He is certified in a variety of world-renowned tools and instruments and is an accredited Senior Practioner Coach with EMCC.

In his free time, Olivier loves hiking (he did Santiago de Compostella and La Francigena), travelling, reading. He does volunteer work to support young entrepreneurs. He is sensitive to and has experience in D&I questions.

He is an Advanced Communicator with Toastmasters International and has spoken on a variety of leadership related topics.