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Ângela Pêgas, based in São Paulo, leads Egon Zehnder’s Services Practice in Latin America and coleads the Board Consulting Practice in Brazil, in addition to spearheading the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in the region. Her expertise also extends to retail and consumer goods. Besides heading searches for legal professionals in Brazil, Ângela’s specialties include management appraisals, leadership development, CEO succession, team effectiveness reviews, board succession, and board effectiveness reviews.

I’m endlessly curious about business and motivated to impact the lives of remarkable people who are able to transform our world with their leadership.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ângela was General Counsel with Ultrapar, in São Paulo, provided international legal advice on M&A and capital markets at AMBEV in São Paulo, and was an Investment Banking Associate in the Latin American division of Goldman Sachs while based in New York. Earlier in her carrier, she was a Corporate Law Coordinator at RBS - Rede Brasil Sul de Comunicações in Porto Alegre.

Ângela earned an LLB from Rio Grande do Sul Federal University in Brazil, an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the U.S., and a postgraduate degree in economic and corporate law from the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. She loves her family, friends, and dogs and enjoys practicing yoga and running.

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Female Leadership in the Legal Sector

Female Leadership in the Legal Sector

During an interview with the consultant Ângela Pêgas, from Egon Zehnder Brazil, the attorney José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz, partner-director at Mattos Filho, a company based in São Paulo, comments on the election of 80% of female partners in 2018. The video tackles core issues related to female leadership such as maternity leave, flexible schedules and the presence of women in a traditionally conservative environment.

Brazilian Women Rank No. 1 in Career Ambition According to Global Survey

Brazilian Women Rank No. 1 in Career Ambition According to Global Survey

Women in Brazil are highly ambitious and place great value on career growth and development opportunities, according to Egon Zehnder’s 2017 Leaders & Daughters Global Survey. Almost all (92 percent) of Brazilian women in the early stages of their careers aspire for executive/senior leadership ranks — the highest among all countries surveyed.

Istoé – Crisis Drives Brazil's Top Talent Abroad

Istoé – Crisis Drives Brazil's Top Talent Abroad

What is behind Brazil’s current talent exodus, asks Istoé? In a country shaken by crisis and political scandals, many Brazilians are thinking about moving abroad. And the better their academic background, the better their chances, leading to a wave of “qualified migration” out of Brazil.

The price of being a superwoman

The price of being a superwoman

A commentary by Ângela Antonioli Pêgas on roles that seem to be increasingly essential to "the superwoman": executive roles, mothers, companions, daughters, friends, top model, athlete, childhood education expert, travel agent and nutritionist ...

2016 Egon Zehnder Latin American Board Diversity Analysis

2016 Egon Zehnder Latin American Board Diversity Analysis

Across the globe, gender diversity has been on the agenda of boards and nominating committees for more than two decades. During that time, however, the way in which diversity is thought of has evolved.

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