Michel Hannas is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and IT & Professional Services practices. Based in São Paulo, he leads the practice’s efforts in Brazil, bringing more than 30 years of executive and management consulting experience in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors to his work, with clients throughout Latin America, Europe and the U.S. He also leads the Legal, Compliance and Government Affairs Practice for Latin America.

Combination of consulting and industry experience

  • Michel recruits senior-level executives across a variety of technology sectors, including hardware and software, telecommunication operators and vendors, digital, internet, print and electronic media companies. He is also the leader of the Professional and IT Services Practice for Spencer Stuart in Latin America. He has conducted several board searches and board assessment projects for Brazilian and multinational companies and has solid experience in corporate governance.
  • Before entering executive search consulting, Michel was a partner at Table Partners in Brazil, a boutique consulting firm specializing in strategy and leadership for various industries. Earlier, Michel worked with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he focused on the technology and media practice. During his tenure with DiamondCluster, he supported mobile operators and other technology companies in Europe and Latin America.
  • Michel has also held executive roles for Motorola, Nokia Networks, Telemar/Oi and an internet provider start-up.

Michel earned his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica – ITA in São José dos Campos and M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

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