Mr. Melaia advises clients globally on designing talent management strategies tailored to attracting, developing and retaining executive talent in line with strategic business objectives.
Since joining Korn Ferry in 2007, Mr. Melaia has led hundreds of engagements at the C-suite, board and executive level for clients ranging from publicly held multinationals to start-ups, with expertise in global and cross-border execution.
Mr. Melaia serves clients within the Basic Materials, Manufacturing and Transportation sectors with extensive experience in process industries including mining, energy (LNG) and steel. He is responsible for leading the firm's Forest Products sector in North America with a strong track record in wood products, paper and packaging.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Melaia was employed with another global search firm. He commenced his career with a boutique search firm specializing in the wireless technology and telecommunications sectors and he plays an active role within the immigrant community in British Columbia.
Mr. Melaia speaks English, Italian, French, Afrikaans and conversational Spanish.
Mr. Melaia has lived and worked in Africa, Europe and North America. He holds Masters of Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand.