Julieta Suárez named Senior Director of Americas at Llorente & Cuenca

09 August 2018 Consultancy.lat

Llorente & Cuenca has appointed Julieta Suárez a Senior Director in the consulting firm’s Miami office. According to Llorente & Cuenca, the move is an important step in the firm’s growth strategy in Latin America and the United States.  

Spanish-based Llorente & Cuenca is a consulting firm which specialises in communications, public relations and management. Born in Madrid in the mid-1990s, the firm embarked for the New World in 1998 with its first office opening in Lima, Peru. 

With Julieta Suárez joining the firm, Llorente & Cuenca hope to prop up their Latin American and United States businesses. Suárez has over 15 years of management and both internal and external communications experience for some of the biggest brands globally. She has worked with, amongst others, Microsoft, Visa and PlayStation.

Beyond technology and finance, Suárez has gained valuable agency experience in corporate communications and brands and has wide-reaching knowledge of Latin American affairs. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portugese and has worked throughout the region.

Julieta Suárez brought in as Senior Director of Americas in LLorente & Cuenca Miami office

"I am delighted to be part of the Llorente & Cuenca team," said Suárez. "Given the agency's focus on multinational companies working in Latin America, as well as my experience in the agency and in the region, I am confident that I can play an important role in the success of our clients."

She graduated from Florida International University's College of Business and moved straight into a role as a consultant in drive train technology with Caterpillar with whom she had an internship. After a 3 year stint with the company, she joined Soiree Event Rentals as a Managing Partner and got a taste of PR before returning to Florida International University to complete a masters in Communications and Public Relations in 2009. Before joining the firm, she served with Alcatel, as the leader of strategy and communications for the Latin America region. 

"The incorporation of Julieta to the team is an example of the mentality centered on the client of Llorente & Cuenca," said Erich de la Fuente, Partner and CEO of the operation in the United States and the Latin American region. "Their experience and capabilities will not only be decisive for the growth of our company, but will also help our clients achieve their business objectives."

Suáres will be joining the firm’s American operation which spans throughout Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico and the United States. According to a recent press release by the consultancy, Llorente & Cuenca's Americas practice is now their most lucrative in terms of generated revenue.

The firm has also been increasing their cross-Atlantic communication and personal development agenda, launching their Comms Community platform. Comms Community is a platform for personal and professional development with over 1,500 members throughout Spain, Portugal and Latin America. The network will help to promote social and professional development between Europe and Latin America.

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.