Rodrigo Araujo
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Rodrigo Araujo

Managing Partner ES Brazil & Regional Market Leader, Latin America, Life Sciences & Healthcare Services
Sao Paulo

Rodrigo Araújo is the Regional Market Leader of Latin America at Korn Ferry’s Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Services Markets, serving global and domestic players in a wide range of industry sectors within the Health spectrum – Pharma, MedTec, Hospitals, Biotech and related. He is based in the Firm’s Sao Paulo office.

From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Araujo led the KF operations in Argentina, based in our office in Buenos Aires. Since October 2019, he leads KF Executive Search practice in Brazil.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Araujo worked in the Human Resources area with Petrobrás, the Brazilian petrochemical powerhouse, and also completed a marketing internship at United Distillers/Diageo, the global beverage giant. 

Mr. Araujo has more than 23 years of experience in KF, half of that dedicated to Executive Search with particularly focus on Health, Automotive, Basic Materials, as well as some accounts in the Consumer sector. The other half, as Partner of the Firm, lead and drive the GLM & Healthcare Services practice for LatAm, covering all KF Solutions in key markets as South Florida, US, Mexico and Central America and South America, including Brazil.

Mr. Araujo has successfully recruited numerous senior executives within the global marketplace as well as managed transformational projects combining leadership development, career acceleration of future leaders, assessment and succession, cultural alignment and rewards strategy initiatives.

He also accumulated the leadership role for the institutional marketing and communications function for the entire South America region. 

Mr. Araujo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado – FAAP, a renowned Brazilian institution. He completed his education with post graduation courses in Strategic Business Management and Corporate Strategic Planning at Business School São Paulo/BSP as well as in Marketing at Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing.

He is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.