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Magui Castro is the managing partner in the São Paulo office and a member of the Consumer, Retail & E-Commerce; and Life Sciences & Healthcare practices, specializing in recruiting C-level executives and board members.
She has a reputation for successfully working with global and local clients, bringing to them personal attention and being a trusted advisor to many of Brazil’s leading business executives. With more than 8 years in the executive search industry, Magui was previously a partner at CTPartners in the Retail, Consumer and Life Sciences practices. Before that she was a partner at Southmark, an executive search firm dedicated to serving clients with interests in South America. Prior to joining the executive search industry in 2007, Magui had a distinguished career as a corporate executive for 15 years.
Magui gained broad management experience while holding marketing roles with global multinationals. Among these are AMBEV, Gillette, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Relocating from Brazil to Chile, Magui became a regional CEO of Kodak. Later she served as Chief Executive Officer of Viña Estampa, a first class boutique winery in Chile. Her past experience as CEO enabled her to specialize in assignments for CEO positions and its direct reports.
Magui’s educational attainments include the Smith College Senior Executive Program in Northampton, MA, USA, and she holds two post-graduate degrees – in marketing and finance – from the PUC in Rio de Janeiro. She graduated in literature. While in Chile, Magui was a director of AMCHAM and a member of the International Professional Women Association. Fluent in English and Spanish, and native Portuguese, Magui is based in the firm’s São Paulo office, Brazil.