Pedro Folque is a Senior Partner with Kingsley Gate Partners specializing in the industrial and infrastructure segments. With over 20 years of experience in executive search, Pedro has completed assignments for Chairmen, Directors, CEOs, and other senior general management roles for leading global multinationals, as well as for premier regional and domestic companies in different geographies and economic activities.
Before joining Kingsley Gate Partners, Pedro was a Partner at Caldwell in São Paulo. Previously, he was Managing Partner of Fesap Group Brazil and was responsible for the firm´s industrial and infrastructure practice.
Pedro’s extensive search experience also includes Odgers Berndtson Spain & Portugal, where he assumed full responsibility over the firm´s industrial and technology practice in the Iberian region. Prior to Odgers, Pedro was Client Partner at Korn/Ferry Spain and member of the firm’s global consumer and industrial practices for six years where he was also responsible for developing the business of the firm in Portugal. He joined Korn/Ferry after seven years with Heidrick & Struggles, where, as a member of the firm’s Lisbon office managers team, Pedro assumed a leading role in business development as well as project execution in cross-border executive search assignments, especially in the Iberian Region.
Pedro began his career with an English multinational search firm where he held an active role in establishing the company in Portugal and positioning it as one of the leading search firms in the Iberian region. He was responsible for developing the IT & telecom and the professional services practices of the firm.
Pedro holds a post-graduate degree in Business Management from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa and an academic degree in Political Science from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa.
Pedro speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian and French in addition to his native Portuguese. He is based on the firm’s Brazil location.