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Ignacio Bao

Ignacio Bao

Emeritus Chairman of the Board | Managing Partner Spain & Portugal

Madrid, Spain

Ignacio, Chairman of the Board of Signium (he also held this position between 2006 – 2013), has a BS in Business Administration and Economics from the Vigo University.

He has more than 25 years of experience within the sectors of Consultancy, Industry and Leadership Services. Prior to founding Bao & Partners in 2004, now Signium, Ignacio spent 8 years with two major multinational Executive Search firms, H. Neumann International and more recently Heidrick & Struggles, where he held the position of Senior Partner during the last 5 years, managing the Professional Services Practice for Europe and Latin America. Formerly he worked as Division General Manager for various industrial public companies, and he began his career with Arthur Andersen. In 2008 Ignacio has been named by the American magazine BusinessWeek among the 50th most influential headhunters in the world.

Ignacio is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.