André Maxnuk named Mercer’s leader for Latin America

18 January 2018 Consultancy.lat

International human resources consultancy Mercer has appointed André Maxnuk as regional leader for Latin America. Maxnuk will retain his position as CEO of the consulting firm's Mexico division.

Brazilian-born André Maxnuk has been selected to lead Mercer’s operations in Latin America. Mercer is one of the world's largest human resources consulting firms. The firm is also a worldwide leader in delivering human capital advice and technology-driven solutions in both the public and private sectors.

With more than 22,000 professionals worldwide, Mercer prides itself on the capability to build a safer and more rewarding future. After 70 years in business, the firm has established offices in 44 countries and has performed advisory work in over 130 countries. Mercer, a subsidiary of global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan Companies, generates annual revenue of $4.3 billion. The company was incorporated into Marsh & McLennan in 1959, which today boasts over 60,000 employees and a total global revenue of $13 billion.

André Maxnuk, Chief executive officer - Mercer

The HR consultancy intends to expand its presence in Latin America, where it already has over 600 professionals based across six countries. “Latin America is a critical part of the Mercer portfolio, and, like our clients, we are optimistic about the region’s improved economic outlook,” said Mercer’s President of Growth Markets, David Anderson.

“André takes on his expanded role at an exciting time for Mercer across Latin America. Under his leadership, we will continue to strengthen our position as a strategic partner for our clients and advocate for reforms and improvements to the healthcare and retirement savings/pension systems,” Anderson added.

Maxnuk joined Mercer in 1996, holding leadership positions in both Brazil and the United States before becoming CEO of Mexico three years ago. As part of his new role as Latin America head, Maxnuk is responsible for building business opportunities across the region and positioning the firm's brand as a global leader in market strategies. In the course of a distinguished career with Mercer lasting over 20 years, Maxnuk has helped solidify the firm as one of the leading HR consultancies in Latin America. 

“Mercer has an extraordinary opportunity to deliver differentiated value to some of the world’s most influential brands in Latin America,” said Maxnuk. “We will leverage our local expertise and global capabilities to keep providing innovative and market-focused solutions to shape the future of work for our clients across the region.”

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Brazilian Bain partner Mário Conde joins firm's Dutch office

11 April 2019 Consultancy.lat

Mário Conde, a partner at Bain & Company in Brazil, has relocated to the Netherlands, where he has been appointed a partner in the consulting firm’s Amsterdam office.

The 36-year-old has been with the global strategy and management consulting firm since 2011, when he joined after completing his MBA at INSEAD in France. During his tenure at the firm, Conde rapidly ascended the ranks, appointed a partner in December 2017. 

Having served Bain & Company in its São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro offices, Conde has now decided to pursue his career in Europe. Commenting on his move to the Netherlands, a country of 16 million people, Stephen Bertrand, Managing Partner of Bain’s Amsterdam office, said: “We are delighted that Mário has chosen to proceed his career in Europe within our office.”

The Canadian-origin country leader added that Conde brings a wealth of relevant and valuable experience to the Dutch practice. He specializes in topics including strategy and organization, customer strategy and marketing, performance improvement, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance. Conde also gained extensive experience with digital transformation, in particular advanced analytics, topics.

Brazilian Bain partner Mário Conde joins firm's Dutch officeFrom an industry perspective, Conde’s work has mainly been in the financial services industry. In Brazil, he advised several large insurance companies (property, casualty, life and personal insurance, reinsurance) and other companies on insurance-related matters (healthcare, auto insurance), as well as helped dozens of banks and players in the payments space. “Mário’s experience matches closely with the type of projects we deliver in the Netherlands,” said Bertrand. 

Established in 1998, Bain’s Amsterdam office has over 140 consultants and is one of the firm’s most international across its footprint of 57 offices globally. “Located at the crossroads of Europe, and with our outstanding track record in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is an attractive place to live and work. Bain’s Amsterdam office has a long history of welcoming transfers from all over the world.” Last year the Dutch office was named the country’s best employer in a ranking based on employee feedback. 

Conde’s appointment comes shortly after Bain in the Netherlands promoted the American Kyle Weza to its partner team. Other non-Dutch partners among its 15-strong partner team include Jenny Davis-Peccoud, Anna Thal Larsen and Steven Tallman.

In other senior appointments at Bain unveiled this week, Jean-Pierre Felenbok was named Managing Partner for Southeast Asia and Peter Stumbles as Australia and New Zealand Managing Partner.