How did we start

After a 15-year career as a Head of Marketing in the Luxury sector, combined with a first experience as an equity partner in a search firm in the same segment, Marie-Dominique founded Divendi in 2004. 

This unique “Lifestyle” experience and related expertise enabled Divendi to rapidly build its credibility in the market and to become a key player in the branded “high-end” recruitment sector. 

Thanks to its permanent contact with Corporate Marketing Divisions, its unique know-how in matching talent with the company cultures of the luxury sector, and its ability to anticipate market trends, Divendi is extremely well placed to support both well-established brands and newcomers, including start-ups, in their local operations.

Divendi’s search expertise:

Divendi is a selection and recruitment consultancy which positions itself amongst the independent leaders in Fashion, Beauty and high-added-value products.

Over the years, the team has grown and the selective retail segment has come to represent a significant share of the company’s activities.

MEET OUR TEAM

Divendi mainly targets Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands, but also conducts assignments in France. Over these years the most famous national and international brands have called upon Divendi for their recruitment needs.

Marie-Dominique DEGROUX-VANOBBERGEN

Recruitment Consultant for 20 years

 

-  Founder and Manager of DIVENDI since 2004, an independent Search Boutique specialized in Fashion, Beauty and Luxury.

 

-  Co-Founder and Manager of WHITE BRIDGE since 2015, an independent Search Boutique, specialized in Marketing, Sales and Operations profiles.

 

-  From 2002 to 2003, Co-Founder and Associated Partner of TALENTI, an executive & middle management Search Boutique.

 

12 years, professional experience in the luxury sector

 

-  International Marketing VP at DELVAUX Maroquinerie (5 years)

-  Marketing Manager at IDF (ex BELGIAN SKY SHOPS) – GBL Coordination Center, focusing on the development and the implementation of the new retail concept of the Brussels Intl Airport (1 year)

-  Group Brand Manager CACHAREL and ARMANI parfums, at L’OREAL (7 years)

 

Master Degree in Business Administration at LSM (ex IAG) – Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

 

French Native, with professional proficiency in Dutch and English


Alexandra de RIBAUCOURT

Recruitment Consultant for 10 years

 

-  Partner at DIVENDI since 2010, an independent Search Boutique specialized in Fashion, Beauty and Luxury. 

Focusing on field research. Today, having over these years built a huge network and a unique experience, she has become a specialist of the fashion "retail" segment. 

 

10 years, professional experience in Event Communication and Fashion Retail  

 

Degree in Public Relations

Studies in French, Dutch and Italian

 

 

French Native, full professional proficiency in Dutch and Italian.

Good knowledge in English and Spanish.


Véronique DEFAUW-BOURDEAU

Recruitment Consultant for 7 years

 

-  Partner at DIVENDI since 2014, an independent Search Boutique specialized in Fashion, Beauty and Luxury.

 

-  Partner at WHITE BRIDGE since 2015, an independent Search Boutique, specialized in Marketing, Sales and Operations profiles

 

-  Partner at BUSINEZZ BOOSTER since 2020, an independent search Company, specialized in Sales profiles

 

16 years, experience in Real Estate

 

-  She developed BRAINSTONES, a family-owned real estate cy.

 

10 years, professional experience in Sales and Marketing  

 

-  European Industrial Product Manager and later European industrial Sales & Marketing Manager at RAFFINERIE TIRLEMONTOISE – groupe ZUDSUGGER  (6,5 years)

-  Junior Consultant at CLARUS, pan European Marketing and Communication consulting agency (1 year)

 

 

Master Degree in Intl Business at University of Antwerp

Post-Master in Marketing at VLERICK Business School

 

 

Dutch and French Native, full professional proficiency in English. 

Good knowledge in German, Italian and Spanish.


Bernard DEGROUX

Recruitment Consultant for 9 years

 

-  Co-Founder and Manager of WHITE BRIDGE since 2015, an independent Search Boutique, specialized in Marketing, Sales and Operations profiles.

 

-  Partner of DIVENDI since 2015, an independent Search Boutique specialized in Fashion, Beauty and Luxury.

 

-  From 2012 to 2015, partner at ODGERS BERNDTSON, an Executive Search Company.

 

25 years, professional experience in Sales and Marketing  

 

-  CEO of FRISK Intl (7 years)

-  Consultant in Strategy Management in all retail concepts of SCABAL (4 years)

-  Division Head of NESPRESSO OOH (Nestlé) in Switzerland (3 years)

-  VP Marketing NESPRESSO Intl (1 year)

-  CEO of NESPRESSO Belgium and Nederland subsidiaries (5 years)

-  Sales and Marketing at L’OREAL, SPADEL and COLGATE (6 years)

 

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at Antwerp High School Karel de Grote

and Southampton University, UK

Leadership program at SAID Business School, Oxford, UK

 

 

Dutch and French Native, full professional proficiency in English and German.