Ana follows a deep personal sense of direction, and challenges existing methods. She can suggest new ways of doing things for increased effectiveness. She sees the big picture and communicate it to others.
Ana solves new problems quickly and directly, and gets to the bottom line without hesitation. She is an adventurous, in charge, and self-reliant risk-taker.
Ana enjoys taking charge of projects, and is willing to be a leader when called upon. She has a "buck-stops-here" attitude and is willing to take the credit or the blame.
I am motivated by Freedom and Uniqueness, I work in Decisive and Freeform ways, and my ideal work allows for New Solutions and Variety.
As research and data has demonstrated for decades, employees engagement and productivity are strongly determined by how inspired and supported by their direct management they feel. And a high level of employee satisfaction is directly translated into customer satisfaction and, ultimately, organizational performance. With a science-based yet very pragmatic set of instruments, Humantelligence helps management to understand what motivates and drives their people in order to increase productivity, engagement and, ultimately, customer satisfaction and performance results. My firm belief on how we can make a difference in the lives of employees, customers and organizations drove my involvement with Humantelligence.
Ana is currently the CEO of Mandala Global Advisors, a management consulting firm, and a Senior Global Advisor for Humantelligence. She has 28 years of experience as a global executive, consultant and business leader in industries such as technology, retail, apparel, manufacturing and professional services. In the last six years as the CEO of Korn/ Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting, Ana created a $300 MM new global business through a combination of organic growth, multiple acquisitions, innovative go-to-market approaches and incorporation of technology and digitalization of products and services.
A Brazilian native with over 20 years of experience in P&L management, business growth and C-Level business consulting in over 30 countries, Ana’s expertise lies in helping Boards, CEOs and their teams to identify and execute growth strategies and turnarounds through innovation, acquisitions, culture change and new technologies. As a CEO, Ana has led a number of turnarounds, global acquisitions, post-merger integrations and execution of accelerated growth strategies. She has led and advised businesses in the technology, manufacturing, apparel, CPG, retail and professional services industries. Ana started her career with IBM where she managed clients and lines-of-businesses in a number of countries. After receiving her MBA from Kellogg business school, she led lines-of-businesses and geographic P&Ls with CSC, Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management), Accenture and, more recently, with Korn/ Ferry International.
In addition to her corporate leadership roles, Ana is a Director in the Boards of Greeley and Hansen, the International Women Forum, Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Governor State University and Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL). She is in the Kellogg Alumni Advisory board and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Committee of 200 and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Ana holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, a Masters in Economics from Pontificia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, a Juris Doctor from Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, all summa cum laude. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and is a frequent speaker in the Global Competitiveness Forum, World Economic Forum and other Global Conferences. She is frequently featured in the Harvard Business Review online, Forbes blog, WSJ, CEO Magazine and other publications. She is the recipient of the 2013 Executives of Color Leadership Award from Chicago United.
Ana is an avid triathlete, meditator and yoga practitioner. She lives in Northfield, IL with her husband, their three daughters and their German Shepherd.