Managing director, Russell Reynolds Associates
Company Info: Russell Reynolds Associates
Web site: www.RussellReynolds.com
Address: Av. Das Nações Unidas, 11857 – 12o andar, São Paulo – SP 04578-000, Brazil
Phone: 55 11 3345-1421
Advice: Be a team builder; be prepared to listen; share your strengths and work on your weaknesses; be a strategic thinker and don't get caught in daily pressure.
Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Adequate style to fit the culture of the company, result orientation, good reputation, and empathy.
Sector specialization: Mining and metals, chemicals and processing, global energy, engineering and construction, forest products
Job function specialization: C-suite, board members, industrial directors
Geographical Focus: Latin America
Companies I often recruit for: N/A
Favorite historical figure: Albert Einstein for his countless contributions to humanity.
Education: Pontificia Univ. Catlica, Civil Engineering, 1984; Postgraduate degree, Marketing, 1987; Univ. of California at Berkeley, MBA, 1998
Languages: Portuguese (native), English, French, Spanish
Employment history: Russell Reynolds Associates: Managing Director, 2003 to present; Executive Director, 1999-2003; Alcoa Alumnio: Industrial Manager, Foundry Div., 1997-99, Industrial General Manager, Packaging Div., 1996; Rheem Metalurgica, Industrial Superintendent, 1993-96; Andersen Consulting: Senior Manager, 1991-93; Manager, 1988-91; Consultant, 1987-88; Senior Analyst, 1986-87; Junior Analyst, 1985-86; Trainee Analyst, 1985
Other interests: Reading, studying international cultures
Professional/Membership Affiliations: Engineering Association of São Paulo
Experience in executive search consulting: 9 years
High Profile Placement: N/A
Other paths I might have pursued: Consulting
The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: Deals (whether private equity deals or corporate mergers and acquisitions) have reached record levels and will continue to grow. Corporate performance will increasingly adopt a multicultural aspect, which requires adaptability and open-mindedness.