Empathy and experience
Hugo De Maertelaere
Throughout his career as a lawyer, HR manager, recruitment consultant and entrepreneur, Hugo has built up an extensive experience in all aspects of human resources, recruitment and executive search.
He founded Vialegis NV together with two silent partners, and led the team that grew Vialegis into the leading recruitment firm in Belgium for the legal sector, before selling his stake in the company to the management and other shareholders. Prior to that, he worked as an employment lawyer at Linklaters and Klegal (now Lydian) and as in-house counsel and HR manager at Johnson & Johnson and LMS International (now part of Siemens AG).
In addition to his role within True Career, Hugo is mentoring start-up companies and entrepreneurs to help them make the right choices when growing their organisations. He also acts as career coach for executives.