TRANSEARCH Opens New Offices In Brazil

March 15, 2017 – TRANSEARCH International is continuing its expansion with the opening of two new offices in Brazil located in Sao Paulo and Curitiba.

Ricardo Du Pain, who will head up the Sao Paulo office, has 15 years of experience in professional services and specializes in the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and high tech industries. He has worked for several related organizations, including Monitor Group, AT Kearney and Solving International. He started his executive search career with a Brazilian boutique, before joining Russell Reynolds Associates where he specialized in the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and high tech industries.

Mr. Du Pain is joined by Raquel Du Pain and Fabiana Tsuboi. Ms. Du Pain has more than seven years of experience in executive search with a strong focus in the pharmaceutical, technology, non-profit and automotive sectors. Ms. Tsuboi has eight years of experience in the search industry. In 2011, she joined People Assets as a partner responsible for its agribusiness, pharma, technology, automotive, financial services, luxury, mining and steel sectors.

Andre Caldeira, who will lead TRANSEARCH’s Curitiba office, has an executive career that spans over 20 years. His focus is on technology, communications, education, automotive and retail. Mr. Caldeira is a former director and vice president of one of Brazil’s largest educational groups as well as a former CEO in the education, publishing and technology industries. He is a seasoned recruiter with experience in top management assignments and a strong focus on C-level, CEO and independent board of directors’ member projects.


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Joining Mr. Caldeira is Ruth Bandeira and Felipe Laufer. Ms. Bandeira has over 10 years of experience in executive search focusing on financial services. She has had a career spanning 15 years in investment banking and financial markets, serving in senior executive positions in Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba as director of trading desks. Mr. Laufer has over eight years of experience in executive recruiting with Fesa Global Executive Search and Hays.

“Brazil is a key location not only for our Latin American clients, but also our global clients,” said Alain Tanugi, founder of TRANSEARCH“We are delighted to have brought onboard energetic and professional teams with a fantastic reputation in the market to build our brand in the region.”

Brazil is the largest national economy in Latin America, the world’s eighth largest economy at market exchange rates and the seventh largest in purchasing power parity (PPP), according to the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank. It has a mixed economy with abundant natural resources and is projected to become one of the five largest in the world in the decades to come.

Continued Expansion

TRANSEARCH has recently been seen expanding in various other regions around the globe.

Just recently, it added a new office in Paris headed by Anne Chevillotte, who has over 15 years of experience in executive search. Ms. Chevillotte specializes in manufacturing and business-to-business services. She covers searches in manufacturing (packaging, food, chemical, automotive, engineering, medical device) and leisure / travelling. She has worked for TRANSEARCH for the past 15 years.

TRANSEARCH also strengthened its presence in Dubai with the additions of Philip de Waal and Peter Greaves as partners. Mr. de Waal has developed a track record in senior level assignments across the Asia Pacific region, ranging from searches for regional leadership and technical leadership roles in E&P companies, oil field services, consultancy firms, EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) and Subsea as well as regional leadership for private equity backed portfolio businesses. Previously, he was vice president at Maxwell Drummond International. Mr. Greaves has 30 years of experience in recruitment and executive search. Prior to joining TRANSEARCH, he founded and led his own search boutique, IES HR Consultants.

In September it opened two offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Johannesburg team is headed up by Zinhle Matentji, who serves as chief executive officer of the new location. She has a strong focus on financial services, consumer, retail, petrochemical, logistics /supply chain, mining and chemicals. The Cape Town team is led by Gerrit Wahl, who retained the title of managing partner. Mr. Wahl is an experienced executive search consultant and has worked on more than 100 search assignments in South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa, in almost all industries and functional roles, for global, regional and local clients.

The firm also launched a new office in Strasbourg, France with the addition of consultants from Neuman & Partners France. Marie-Helene Sohler and Gonzalo de Pedro joined TRANSEARCH as managing directors, along with their support team of executive search professionals. Both recruiters were part of Neumann & Partners, a firm that was acquired by now-defunct CTPartners and subsequently acquired by Chicago-based DHR International as part of its asset acquisition of CTPartners last year.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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