Managing Consultant Life Sciences, Professional Search

Kristof Schoenaerts joined Korn Ferry in September 2021. He is a managing consultant in the Life Sciences Professional Search Practice in EMEA and delivers customised recruitment solutions and consulting services for clients in Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences Contract services and Healthcare Services.

Prior to moving to Korn Ferry, Kristof headed the life sciences practice of a Belgium based boutique executive search firm.

Kristof’s experience spans general management, sales, marketing, R&D, Clinical / Medical / Regulatory and supporting functions. He has supported clients active in ophthalmology, pneumology, surgery, surgical solutions, home care & mobility solutions, orthopaedics, respiratory diseases, cardiology, diabetes care, healthcare services and dental.

He started his career with Johnson & Johnson where he held various director roles in sales and marketing. Over the course of 16 years with JNJ he lived and worked in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Turkey. He continued his career in various small and medium sized companies in the life sciences industry as a global sales director and CCO. In his last industry role, he was the CEO of the largest Belgian healthcare distributor.

Kristof obtained a master in applied economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium, a master in corporate finance from the University of Liege, Belgium and an MBA from Vlerick Business School.