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Luis Gustavo Giolo

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Luis Giolo, based in Madrid, leads our Iberian Region and also co-leads the CEO and Board Succession practice in Brazil. He is deeply experienced in the consumer, technology and digital spaces and has supported several major global players´ entry into the Brazilian market. He conducts executive search projects mainly for Board members, CEOs, general managers, Presidents and CMOs, while also being a Member of Egon Zehnder’s Global Marketing Committee. Luís consults in leadership development, board, and CEO Succession.

Providing our clients with deep insight about talent and market intelligence in human capital energizes me. I love it when placed candidates succeed and do well for the client and themselves.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Luis was the Country Manager for SportsJA! Brazil in São Paulo, a digital start up focused on sports content that belonged to SportsYA! & Chase Capital Partners, which Luís helped to set up in Brazil. Previously, he was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company, based in São Paulo, where he led strategic engagements in consumer goods, retail, media, and entertainment. Luís also worked as a brand manager at SC Johnson Wax in Rio de Janeiro.

Luis earned a BA in Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in São Paulo, and an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in the US as well as an Executive Master´s degree in Consulting & Coaching for Change at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

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