We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Smet has joined the Borderless team as a consultant.
With 25 years of experience in the corporate world working with industry experts in multinational companies, Barbara understands the issues currently faced by executives and their companies. As an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, she strongly believes this to be a key enabler in achieving organizational growth. With her ambition to support meaningful change, Barbara has developed a pragmatic approach to solving organizational challenges through perceptive conversations followed by action.
In her own words, “My mission as an international search consultant is to help clients achieve their goals by bringing my experiences as an industry executive and strongly-held personal values to my interaction with people who can make a difference to companies and their contribution to society.”
Barbara is fluent in English, Dutch, German, and French and is currently based in Belgium.
To get to know Barbara, contact Borderless here.
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