Talent management and succession planning in uncertain waters – LatAm and Europe.

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Join the Brazilian Chamber and Canning House at the Embassy of Brazil in London for an evening talk on talent management followed by a networking reception.

Managing a successful executive team and as well as planning for their succession is one of the key issues discussed at the Board level. With increasing pressure around the need for diversity of gender, ethnicity and thought, keeping them motivated during turbulent times is becoming increasingly difficult. Alex Alcott and Magui Castro, from Caldwell Partners, the executive search company, have interviewed dozens of top level global executives over the past number of years, understanding what worked for each of them and their organizations, and will talk about their findings in Europe and Latin America. They will share with you the pillars to keep your team (and yourself) motivated during those uncertain periods.

On top of that, Delber Lage, from Salaryfits, will talk about the infrastructure needed to build a sustainable financial relationship between employee-employer.





Evening Talk


Networking Reception



Magui Castro is a partner in the London and São Paulo offices and a member of the Consumer, Retail & E-Commerce as well as the Healthcare Practices, specializing in recruiting C-level executives and Board Members.

She has a reputation for successfully working with global and local clients, bringing to them personal attention and being a trusted advisor to many of Brazil’s leading business executives.

With more than 10 years at the Executive Search industry, before joining Caldwell Partners, Magui was a partner at CTPartners for the Retail, Consumer and Life Sciences Practices. She joined the Executive Search industry in 2007, at Southmark, after being a distinguished corporate executive for 15 years.

Magui gained broad management experience while holding marketing roles with global multinationals. Among these are AMBEV, Gillette, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Relocating from Brazil to Chile, Magui became a regional CEO of Kodak. Later she served as Chief Executive Officer of Viña Estampa, a first class boutique winery in Chile.

Her past experience as CEO enabled her to specialize in assignments for CEO positions and its direct reports.

Magui’s educational attainments include the Smith College’s Senior Executive Program in Northampton, MA, USA, and holding two post-graduate degrees – Marketing and Finance – from the PUC in Rio de Janeiro. She graduated in Literature. While in Chile, Magui was a director of AMCHAM and a member of the International Professional Women Association. In UK, she is a member of Women on Boards. Fluent in English and Spanish, and native Portuguese, Magui is based in the firm’s London office, UK.


Alex Alcott is a partner in Caldwell’s Financial Services Practice, and a member of the London office. With more 20 years of executive search experience, Alex  works across a range of clients including global investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms and portfolio companies, diversified consumer financial services firms, insurance companies, and asset and wealth management firms. He has worked on a variety of CFO, general auditor, controller, treasurer, head of tax and other finance function searches both as one-off senior roles, as well as consultative ‘team builds’ for newly-merged or growing organizations or private equity portfolio company rebuilds.

Alex also works on senior-level assignments in infrastructure and private equity funds, and has completed many senior infrastructure and real estate assignments for clients across the global financial services industry. His clients include a variety of domestic and foreign banks, funds, infrastructure, insurance companies, real estate and private equity firms in Europe, the United States and Asia.

Alex was most recently a partner at Heidrick & Struggles’ London office (having previously worked in the firm’s Wall Street office), where he was a member of the global Financial Services and Chief Financial Officers practices and led the Financial Services CFO practice in the UK. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Alex spent six years with a boutique executive search firm based in London and New York.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Bristol, UK.


Delber Lage is the CEO of Salaryfits, a global startup project, based on one of the most successful cases in this field which comes from a Brazilian company called Zetrasoft. It is a mature software and business intelligence company that decided to promote a concept that disrupted the credit market. He has advised many companies with the Fintech sector in Brazil, specifically scaling IT companies, with focus on Fintech and is now leading the expansion of the Zetra system in the UK.

 Furthermore, Delber has significant expertise within the IT sector and innovation. As an attorney and advisor, he has been deeply involved within Brazilian startup community and has dealt with various M&A processes of high growth companies over there. He has been ahead of efforts of internationalization of companies both coming to Brazil as well as Brazilian companies targeting foreign markets. He also holds a PhD on International Law - Universität Bonn (Germany) and PUC Minas (Brazil). 

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May 22nd, 2018 from  6:00 PM to  9:00 PM
14-16 Cockspur Street
Embassy of Brazil
London, SW1Y 5BL
United Kingdom
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Event Fee(s)
Member of the Brazilian Chamber £0.00
Member of Canning House £0.00
Non-Member £30.00

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