Human Resources and CSR Director
Wim Focquet is an experienced educator and consultant with a focus on talent management and coaching executives in a wide range of industries. He concentrates on helping organisations grow their business by growing the people inside and improving the conversation with clients, employees, and other stakeholders. He assists and coaches leaders to tap into their authentic self and encourages them to follow their dreams.
He holds a Master’s degree in Germanic Philology from Ghent University. He complemented this with a postgraduate in Management and Commercial Communications and an MBA in Marketing Management at Vlerick Management School.
Wim has worked in both Sales & Marketing and HR related roles. He started his career in sales and in this role he developed his commercial and assessment talent, a combination that he has been practising ever since in a variety of roles and geographies. During these years he has gained experience in sales and marketing in a high-tech environment.
In 2001 Wim founded his own management consultancy focusing on attracting the right people and developing their leadership skills. In 2011 he moved to Spain where he joined one of his customers as regional HR director SEMEA, and later Europe and the Americas to become part of a task force aiming at optimising the customer experience.
Currently, Wim acts as academic director of HR and Talent Management at the IE Business School of Human Science and Technology in Madrid. As associate professor, he teaches in the area of behavioural assessment and development, and as director of Human Resources, he implements these learnings in the actual workplace. He combines high-tech solutions with a humanised approach to improve team effectiveness. He helps senior executives deal with complexity, applying techniques of attention and aspiration management, people analytics, and positive leadership.