Fabiana Cotrim


Office Location: Sao Paulo

Phone: +55 11 55044000

Fabiana Cotrim is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles´ São Paulo office and a member of the firm’s global Consumer Goods Practice, specializing in local, multinational and private equity backed companies in all the consumer-facing industries including, packaged goods, personal and  home care, advertising, media, and entertainment, luxury, retail  and internet.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Fabiana was a vice president and partner of one of the largest Brazilian executive search firms, where she completed  several searches for chief executives and country managers and recruited dozens of senior executives in finance, sales, marketing, human resources, information technology and supply chain.

Before that, Fabiana spent three years as a senior consultant in another renowned local executive search firm. Preceding her executive search career, Fabiana worked at Alcoa Aluminum S. A. as a corporate assistant controller and spent four years at U.S. Minerals Inc., an aluminum oxide distributor based in Pittsburgh, PA (USA). She is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Fabiana holds a bachelor`s degree in law and received her international executive MBA from the University of Pittsburgh/Katz School. Fabiana also attended the Advanced Program in Executive Search Consulting at Cornell University (NY).

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