De Abreu

Senior Principal

Alex De Abreu is a Senior Principal for Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s Ottawa office. 

Alex partners with clients to build individual capability and improve organizational performance at all levels. She has over 20 years of experience in helping organizations enhance the effectiveness of CEOs, senior executives, high-potential leaders and talent management systems.

Alex has delivered successful business solutions for organizations in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors. She has honed her ability to integrate insights about people and behavior with an understanding of business issues, strategic imperatives, and organizational culture.

Alex’s areas of expertise include leadership assessment and development, talent management, performance management, career development, and C-suite succession. Her work includes designing and implementing talent management solutions to address clients’ most pressing business needs.

For a range of clients, she has created executive success profiles that translate organizational strategy into the language of talent, serving as a “blueprint” for critical talent decisions. She has used success profiles to evaluate organizational bench strength and implement talent development solutions.

Alex enjoys developing the capacity of individuals to perform effectively in leadership roles. She is an executive coach and has designed and facilitated leadership development programs to support personal growth and drive culture change.

Alex holds a Master of Arts degree in I/O Psychology from the University of Guelph. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Applied Studies from the University of Waterloo.

She has accreditations in all of Korn Ferry assessment methodologies. She received her executive coaching credentials through Erickson Coaching International, a comprehensive coaching program recognized by the International Coach Federation.