Indra name Oscar Díez as Country Manager for Mexico

20 September 2018 Consultancy.lat

Global IT and consulting firm Indra have named Oscar Díez as the new Mexican Country Manager. The appointment marks Indra’s intention to further expand its presence inside Mexico as well as throughout the region. 

Indra is one of the world’s leading technology and consulting firms. Whilst the firm specialises in proprietary solutions for the transportation and defence markets, among others, Indra’s presence in Latin America is particularly focused on digital transformation. The firm has over 40,000 employees around the globe as well as offices across 46 countries including 13 in the Americas.

The firm’s subsidiary Minsait – also headquartered in Spain with a network spread throughout Latin America – is the digital transformation and strategy consulting unit of Indra’s network. Oscar Díez has spent the past three years as the Director of Minsait in Mexico, tasked with building the firm’s presence throughout the country. Under his reign, Minsait has experienced higher growth levels than any other of Indra’s Mexican business lines.

Prior to joining Minsait in February 2015, the new Country Manager served with Spanish sales and marketing consulting leader Daemon Quest for ten years. In 2011, when Daemon Quest was acquired by Deloitte – and going on to become a core part of Deloitte Digital’s Spanish operations – Díez continued on as a Partner. He spent three years with the Big Four consulting firm before joining Minsait. 

Indra name Oscar Díez as Country Manager for Mexico

Diez’s elevation to Country Manager comes with a defined mandate: “Reinforce the company's competitive positioning, maximize growth potential and consolidate Indra as one of the leading companies in technology and consulting of the Mexican market”.

With over 20 years worth of experience in advertising, sales, strategy consulting and digital transformation across the Americas and Europe, the appointment is seen as the next logical step by the firm. 

He is responsible for the 2,500 plus Indra professionals spread across three offices including one in Mexico City, Querétaro and Monterrey. The firm established its presence in Mexico in the late 1990s and has since established one of three cybersecurity operations centers in the country. Furthermore, by 2016 Minsait had established itself as a key component of the Mexican digital revolution for both companies and institutions.

On LinkedIn, Díez said that he was grateful to his team who’d “helped [him] get here.” He will be replacing the outgoing Country Manager Julio Sánchez-Rico who will move on to be responsible for the firm’s international financial services business market – an area the firm is keeping a keen eye on – “with the purpose of reinforcing the competitive positioning and maximizing the growth potential of the company in the geographies and key clients.” 

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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.