Date Published
18 July 2016

Additional expertise and depth brought to Industrial, Consumer, and Professional Services Groups.

Chicago - Signium is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Sao Paulo Brazil. Led by Mr. Marcelo Apovian, Mr. Jorge Kraljevic and Mr. Gilberto Lara, SIGNIUM Brazil will provide focused executive search services across significant industries - Industrial, Consumer/ Luxury Retail, Financial, Business & Professional Services, throughout Brazil.

The partners of SIGNIUM Brazil bring over 60 years of cumulative executive recruiting/ HR experience in the Brazilian market (Partners - Odgers Berndtson) and have worked extensively throughout South America directly with global businesses (Hewlett-Packard, Votorantim, Mondelez, Rhodia). Marcelo and Jorge are certified by Professional & Personal Coaching by SBC - Sociedade Brasileira de Coaching and Gilberto serves as the Commissioner of Human Resources of IBGC - Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute along with 30+ years of corporate director level HR positions. The Brazilian SIGNIUM team has hired, trained and managed search groups, won numerous search assignments and engaged C-suite executives via leveraging their extensive network across multiple industry sectors.

According to Ignacio Bao, Chairman of SIGNIUM, “we are pleased to welcome our new partner firm in Sao Paulo Brazil to the SIGNIUM portfolio of executive search and leadership consulting firms. Brazil is a dynamic market and will only continue to expand providing significant business opportunities throughout South America and around the globe. With this high profile addition we will provide a significant network of senior business contacts across the industrial, consumer and professional business services marketplace.”

About Signium

Signium is one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership consulting firms with an extensive history dating back to the 1950s with offices in key business cities around the globe. We look beyond the qualifications and background of an individual candidate to consider culture fit and client values, something we call the application of “intelligence and intuition.” With local passion, knowledge, and a partner-led approach, we advise senior business leaders on developing their skills, their people, and their organizations.

Signium was a founding member of the global industry standards body, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).