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Joana Proença de Carvalho

Joana Proença de Carvalho




Joana holds a degree in Management, from Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa. Additionally, she holds a Life & Executive Coaching certification from ICI – Integrated Coaching Institute, in São Paulo, Brazil.


Joana has more than 20 years of professional experience in Executive Search and Consulting area, including corporate governance, organization and human capital. She began her career at Accenture, as a Human Capital consultant. Having joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2001, she was part of the team that developed and launched Leadership Services in Portugal and SELA region (South Europe and Latin America). In 2006, she joined Brandia Central, a group of branding and communication companies, where she held executive positions, being responsible for Human Resources and Support in Portugal, Angola and Brazil. From 2012 to 2015, she was Partner at Fesa, an Executive Search company in Brazil, where she launched consulting services, having led projects in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Brasilia and Belém.


Joana is Portuguese and speaks English fluently.

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