Experienced Corporate Board Director
Ana Dutra is an experienced Corporate Board Director of publicly traded and private global corporations. She was the CEO of The Executives’ Club, a 112 year-old world-class senior executives organization focused on innovation, technology, Diversity & Inclusion and leadership development for Boards and top leaders. Prior to that, as a CEO and proxy officer of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), Ana created a $500+ MM global business through the combination of organic growth, 7 global acquisitions, innovative go-to-market approaches and incorporation of technology and digitalization of products and services. Currently, Ana is a Director on the Boards of the CME Group (CME-NASDAQ), a fin-tech global futures exchange; Eletrobras (NYSE: EBR), the 4th largest global renewable energy company; Greeley and Hansen, a global engineering and manufacturing company; Lifespace Senior Living Communities, Elkay Manufacturing and is a senior advisor for technology firms. She has been the chair and member of Audit, Compensation, Governance, Nomination and Risk Committees. Ana also serves on the Boards of The Committee of 200, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Blessings-in-a-Backpack and Latino Corporate Directors Association and The World Sustainability Forum. Ana is an NACD Board Fellow and a member of the American College of Corporate Directors, Women Corporate Directors, The Chicago Network and The Commercial Club of Chicago.
A Brazilian native with over 30 years of experience in global P&L management, technology, business growth and C-Level business advisory in over 25 countries, Dutra’s expertise lies in helping Boards, CEOs and their teams to identify and execute growth strategies and turnarounds through innovation, acquisitions and new technologies. As a CEO herself, Ana Dutra has led a number of global acquisitions, post-merger integrations and execution of accelerated growth strategies. She has led and advised businesses in the technology, CPG, food & beverage, retail, pharma, oil & gas, manufacturing, energy and professional services industries. Ana started her career with IBM where she managed clients and lines-of-businesses in a number of countries. After receiving her MBA from Kellogg business school, she led lines-of-businesses and global P&Ls with CSC, Oliver Wyman, Accenture and, more recently, with Korn Ferry and The Executives’ Club.
Ana holds an MBA from Kellogg, a Masters in Economics from Pontificia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, a Juris Doctor from Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, all summa cum laude. She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and is a frequent speaker in the Global Competitiveness Forum, World Economic Forum and other Global Conferences. She is frequently featured in the Harvard Business Review online, Forbes, WSJ, CEO Magazine and is the guest editor of the 2015 Best of the Boardroom issue of Hispanic Executive magazine. Ana was also awarded the Chicago United Business Leader of Color, Nueva Estrella Latina and Women in History and Business Award. Ana is the best selling author of “Lessons in LeadershiT: detoxing the Workplace”, published in September of 2016.