Senior Research Consultant

Creative, dedicated and thorough, Christine Horyslawsky M.Sc Management, offers 15 years of international executive research experience.

Seasoned executive research professional in international search assignments in a variety of fields. Christine provides continued search support and cooperation with retained executive search firms in realizing their mandates for the successful placement of top candidates in key leadership roles for global companies.

  • Multi-lingual telephone interviewer for ad hoc projects.
  • Excellent interviewing skills with the know-how to locate the right people in companies & to get the right information.

Works closely with retained executive firms through direct search methods and sourcing in the market to find, approach and screen the right candidates.


Full search support

Cross-border, international research

Complete search support for the duration of the search assignment from the search strategy and identification through to the delivery of screened, qualified, motivated candidates.

- Step 1: Creation of the long list. Creative targeting and identification. From the time of the briefing a listing of target companies is expanded and a systematic direct search starts: identification of relevant sources and candidates for generating the long list of contacts for the assignment, the important platform for the execution of the search. Years of contacts of individuals, having monitored their careers helps in the recommendation and sourcing of experienced candidates and talent.

- Step 2: Development of the candidate short list. Through rigorous telephone contacting of individuals of the long list, follow-up and approaching and screening of potential talent in the targeted and related companies yield in the delivery of CV’s of telephone-screened candidates with important qualifying comments. Regular weekly reporting serves as a check of pace. Added value: ability to sense and recognize the right profiles and personalities that best fit the assignment.

Identification (mapping) services

Generation and verification of names of position/title holders with contact details in given target companies. A (mini) solution for executive search firms who wish to have only partial support for their searches.

Scope and experience

Geographical scope

Local, pan-European, regional (Nordics, Benelux, Southern Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia), EMEA, ME and global responsibilities.


Generalist search experience in a variety of sectors: consumer goods, retail, information technology, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing and industry. Recent focus has been in life sciences, medical technology, industry and fast-moving consumer goods sectors.

Positions and levels filled

Key leadership positions:

Country & General Managers, Regional Commercial Directors, Business Managers, Global Brand Managers, European Marketing Directors, Area Managers, Regulatory Affairs, Human Resource Directors, Compensation & Benefits Manager, Organizational Development Manager WW, Financial Directors, Controller Europe, Treasurer Europe, Group IT Director, IT Directors, Technical Managers, R&D Directors, Manufacturing & Plant Managers, Director of Operations.

Executive Search firms supported

Sapphire International Executive Research has enjoyed working regularly with and provides continued search support to a number of retained executive search firms: Korn Ferry Geneva, Connecticut, London & Milan, AT Kearney Dusseldorf & Frankfurt, Highland Partners London, Toronto & Dallas, Spencer Stuart-Belgium, Breukhoven/Jung Executive Search-Netherlands, Stanton Chase International-Amsterdam, StrateCare Partners, Brussels, Milbury Associates, UK, TASA International & TMP Worldwide Executive Search Brussels.

Research support for successful placements

Supported executive search firms to successfully place candidates in their mandates for the following companies:

- Life Sciences & Medical Technology sector:
Abbott Diagnostics, Abbott Vascular Devices, Alcon, Apotex, Aspect Medical Systems, Baxter, Bio Connection, Bristol Meyer Squibb, Cambrex, Cerus, Chiron, Edwards Life Sciences, Elan, Elanco Europe, Fenwal, Gambro, Gen-Probe, Glaxo SmithKline, Haemonetics, Hollister, Immucor, InGen Biosciences, Instrumentation Laboratories, Janssen Research Foundation, KCI, Medtronic, Nipro Europe, Novo Nordisk, Omron, Pepscan, Pfizer, Schering Plough, Sorin

- Industry sector:
Allied Signal, Belfort, Boeing, Bombardier, Borealis, Bosal, Bosch Tienen, British Petroleum, CIG, DSM, Fenner Advanced Sealing Technologies, Fiat – Iveco, Geesink, Honeywell, Hoogovens, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, L’Hoist, LM Glassfiber, Noveon, Rhodia, Rosenbauer, Stanley Europe, Volvo Construction Equipment Corporation, Xirium, Yokogawa

- Consumer goods sector:
Black & Decker, Campbell, Campina, Coca Cola, Coleman, CSM Unipro, Electrolux, Fountain, Heineken, Interbrew, Maas Sugro, Oriflame, Pillsbury, Remy Bols, Rubbermaid, Sadafco, Seagram, Sphinx, Stanley, Tabacofina, Unilever, United Biscuits

- Services, Retail, Financial Services sectors:
AC Nielsen Bases, Adam Menswear, AdComs, Alliente, Citco Luxembourg, Decathlon, De Post (BELGIAN Post), Dexia, Elle Daywear, Ernst & Young, Etam, Gedis, Gillbarco Veeder-Root, Godiva, Lease Concept, Mediaxis, Mexx, Oilily, Research International, Scarlet, Tesco, Unilease, Vögele


What retained executive search firms say:

"Christine worked with me on a difficult and frustrating assignment in France. She covered the ground well and produced excellent candidates and I would have no hesitation in using her in the future and recommending her to others."
- Gordon Copley , Milbury and Associates

"Christine is one of the best Senior Researchers I have the opportunity for working with throughout my about 20 years career in Executive Search. Christine is a dedicated, knowledgeable and creative professional, adept at working in different cultural environments, efficiently building up relationships and networks all over the world."
- Marie-Paule Kirscht , StrateCare Partners

"As a professional Research Consultant, Christine understands very well the changes going on in executive search in the Life Sciences environment in the last decade. She helped me with identifying target companies and top candidates in convergent as well as in divergent markets. Deliverables were on time and of high quality. I would have no hesitation in working with her in the future or recommending her to others."
- Jef Versmissen , worked directly with Christine at StrateCare Partners

"The quality of Christine's work is the first dimension that comes to my mind, she is a true professional who works very hard to deliver excellent results. She has been involved in Senior International Searches in Consumer Products & Services and Life Sciences & Healtcare. Passion to excel is Christine in a nutshell."
- Peter de Jong , International Chairman at Stanton Chase International

"We have a very satisfactory working relationship with Christine as an independent research associate in international executive search procedures in a large variety of fields. We endorse Christine without hesitation and we hope to continue our co-operation in the years to come."
- René Jung , Breukhoven Jung Executive Search

"Christine was an enthusiastic team member who really cared about super-pleasing the client. She persevered with good humor, intelligence and determination until she got the necessary result. Her knowledge of many languages proved very useful in her work across Europe, especially in Emerging Markets."
- Andrea Wine , Managing Partner, TASA. Managed Christine when at TASA International and TMP Worldwide Executive Search


If you would like to know more about how Sapphire works and how your search assignment can be supported please contact: (or fill out the form on the right)

Sapphire International Executive Research

Main office

475 Avenue Louise B15
1050 Brussels

Additional conference and meeting rooms are available in Antwerp at:

Uitbreidingstraat, 80
2600 Berchem

Christine Horyslawsky

Senior Executive Research Consultant

Tel. + 32 (0) 2 538 6588

Fax. + 32 (0) 2 627 7719

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