About us

Our story

BelgaSearch recruits and delivers the best permanent and interim management professionals for the Life Sciences industry in Belgium. From (bio)pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics to biotech and medtech, supported by 40 experienced consultants in neighbouring countries France and The Netherlands and about 120 INRALS  colleagues around the globe.

We emerge from a strong joint-venture of the French recruitment agency CDG Conseil and the Dutch recruitment agency Derks & Derks. Both agencies are owner-managed and have been cooperating since 2011, through the international agency network INRALS. INRALS is the only global network of over 20 high-quality boutique agencies, that meet strict criteria concerning market expertise, values and a mutual drive to cooperate and share knowledge to best meet their clients recruitment needs.

The owners of CDG Conseil and Derks & Derks took the initiative for this start-up. The high standards that have yielded their agencies an excellent reputation in their respective home countries, are exactly what they aim for with BelgaSearch.

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Our values

BelgaSearch is committed to offering the best recruitment and outsourcing solutions in the Belgian life sciences sector, from the strong belief that the best match between a client and a candidate is in the best interest of both parties. To deliver the best possible service, we share the following core values:

BelgaSearch, first and foremost is a team. A team that is cooperating with you and for you. Only through the open exchange of information, knowledge and insights, the best results can be achieved.

Commitment to best results
With each recruitment or outsourcing assignment, you can trust us to go the extra mile to get the best match between organisation and candidate.

You can rely on us to take a thorough, careful approach, where confidentiality and professional ethics are central and transparency about costs and time-frames are self-evident.

Specific human talent is scarce and some positions are hard to fill. With each assignment you can expect a tailor made, creative approach in finding and delivering the right solutions.

Our team

BelgaSearch is a team of highly experienced consultants and recruiters: specialists in recruitment and outsourcing solutions in Life Sciences, operating from Belgium, France and The Netherlands, in a strong global network of high quality agencies, committed to deliver the best possible service.

Could this be you?

Could this be you?

Country Manager (VACANCY)

E info@belgasearch.be

A very special possibility for a trilingual, entrepreneurial, commercially driven, self-starting experienced Life Sciences and recruitment/ outsourcing specialist! 

You are responsible for the day-to-day operations and P&L of the company. You will engage with the markets, acquire assignments, recruit, and select permanent candidates, take care of the communication with clients, candidates and the market and the financial aspects of the organisation.

More information/application:



Cédric de Groulard

Cédric de Groulard

Founding partner

E cedric@belgasearch.be

After graduating from a business school with a major in Finance, Cédric quickly developed an interest in human relations besides his interest for finance. His experience in recruitment started as a consultant and as a business unit director in an international major player in this field. He mastered his experience in the Human Resources department of a US pharmaceutical company. His entrepreneurial spirit and his connections in life sciences and innovation led him to create his own recruitment firm, CDG Conseil, in 2006. CDG was one of the first members of INRALS in 2013, which reflects CDG’s scope and vision. In 2021 he decided to join forces with his Dutch partner Derks & Derks to create a Belgian recruitment agency specialised in the life sciences sector.

Jan Derks

Jan Derks

Founding partner

E jan@belgasearch.be

As concluding his organisational psychology major, Jan worked for 2 recruitment agencies where he quickly developed to be the business unit manager. In 2001 he started Derks & Derks which become a top recruitment/selection/outsourcing and talent development agency in the Netherlands. He strongly believes in a personal approach: “I believe that personal attention and carefully listening to candidates and clients is and remains most important in finding the right match.” Derks & Derks is initiator of INRALS, a global network of recruitment & selection agencies specialised in Life Sciences. With this professional knowledge and experience he started to setup BelgaSearch with his fellow member of Inrals CDG Conseil.

Minke Gastreich

Minke Gastreich

Associate consultant

E minke@belgasearch.be

With her solid background in Health Sciences, Mental Health and Work and Organisational Psychology Minke joined Derks & Derks as Recruitment Consultant. She developed swiftly to the client and quality oriented professional she is. Her strong analytical capacities and her creative and open mind are drivers in her daily results. Because of this open mind for experiences and opportunities, she joined the BelgaSearch adventure to conquer the Belgium Life Science market.