Werner Smet

Werner Smet

Principal Consultant


Werner Smet is a Principal Consultant for Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting, based in the Firm’s Brussels office.

Mr. Smet is a senior talent management consultant, with over 20 years of experience. He has in-depth experience working for small and medium-sized businesses, and multinationals, for the private and public sector. He has worked around the globe and has been a part of international consulting teams. Over the years, Mr. Smet has gained expertise in talent management, performance management, leadership assessment & development, competency framework design, needs analysis, coaching, psychometric and 360° assessment.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Smet was a senior consultant within a leading Belgian assessment and development consultancy. Additional experience includes being a senior consultant for PDI Ninth House and for another leading Belgian organization in competency management.

Mr. Smet has consulted on a wide range of local and international projects, including senior leadership assessment and development, competency framework design and integration, talent strategy, performance management, and coaching. He has an appreciative style and his starting point is gaining greater self-awareness.

He strongly believes that finding ways to capitalize on strengths is at least as important as addressing development needs.

Mr. Smet is fluent in English, Dutch, and French.