Ana Paula Montanha serves as the executive vice president for Brazil and Argentina, with focus on the Latin American Region. She is based in the firm’s Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices.
Throughout her career she has developed a deep knowledge of multiple sectors with an emphasis on senior-level roles. Mrs. Montanha market expertise includes Advanced Technology, Industrial, Consumer, Financial Services, Professional Services, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Healthcare and Life Science companies. She is also member of CFO and Board and CEO Practice Groups.
Ms. Montanha knowledge of the markets she serves in Brazil and in Latin America is the result of her work both as senior executive and as partner of her own management consulting company. Prior to joining DHR International, Ms. Montanha served in a private equity start-up as Latin America and Caribbean director. She also served as regional director at FESA Global Recruiters.
Ms. Montanha has 15 years of experience, included Fortune 500 companies, and Brazilian family owned companies, on diversified industries as Energy, Telecommunications, Cargo Insurance, and Advanced Technology, in Finance, Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, and Business Development.
Ms. Montanha holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School. She also holds a Post Graduate degree in marketing and a bachelor degree in Economics.
Her background has resulted in fluency in Portuguese, English and Spanish, as well as basic German, with a unique ability to be effective in multiple cultures and business environments.
Mrs. Montanha serves on the Fiscal Board of Peninsula, a community with 15,000 residents in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. She is also on the advisory board of The British School Rio de Janeiro.