Associate Client Partner

João Gonçalves is an Associate Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Life Sciences vertical, based in the firm’s Boston office.

João brings over a decade of experience collaborating with senior leaders on diverse topics spanning organizational strategy and design, talent management, and business and culture transformation.

His expertise lies in helping clients transform their people and organizational performance, leveraging his industry acumen and a nuanced understanding of each organization's distinctive people, culture, and systems.

João excels at crafting holistic, innovative, and actionable strategies that generate tangible business value and enable organizations to adapt and thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.

João's recent work involved aligning a major pharmaceutical's organizational design with its new business strategy, leading a significant performance alignment project for a Fortune 100 company, and creating a comprehensive talent strategy for an organization that experienced a momentous turnaround.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, João honed his expertise in corporate Human Resources at a prominent multinational corporation, where he applied Korn Ferry’s methodologies firsthand. Furthermore, he led organization and workforce transformation efforts in the New England market at another renowned management consulting firm.

João earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology and master's degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He brings an international perspective and personal leadership experience, having served on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations in both Europe and North America.