Marie-Helene De Coster

Managing Partner - Brussels

Office Location: Brussels

Phone: +32 2 5420750

Marie-Hélène De Coster is the managing partner of the Heidrick & Struggles’ Brussels Office. She is a member of the CEO and Board Practice and active in the global Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, focusing on the biopharma and medical technology sectors.

Marie-Hélène has 17 years of experience in executive search and leadership development, guiding global clients on CEO, C-suite and board succession and advising public, privately-held, and family-owned companies on leadership challenges.

Previously, she was a managing director at an executive search firm operating at the board, CEO, and C-suite level and leading it’s global medical device practice. Before that, she was a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Brussels office.

Before her search career, Marie-Hélène worked for Dow Chemical for 14 years where she acquired a thorough understanding of global marketing and sales. She also led complex supply chain projects in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa involving major manufacturing and logistics units across the regions.

Marie-Hélène is an ICF Certified Coach and a co-founder of a Belgian network of clinics in specialized medicine. She is also a non-executive board member of Arceo Engineering


Marie-Hélène graduated in applied foreign languages from Université de Clermont-Ferrand, France. She also studied international comparative politics at Villanova University in the United States.

Marie-Hélène is fluent in Dutch, French and English with basic command of Spanish.

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