Ana Dutra is the President and CEO of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, a world-class senior executives organization focused on the development, innovation and connectivity of current and future business and community leaders. She was formerly the CEO of Mandala Global Advisors, a global management consulting company. She has 28 years of experience as a global executive, consultant and business leader in industries such as technology, CPG, food & beverage, retail, apparel, manufacturing and professional services. As the CEO of Korn/ Ferry Consulting and a Proxy Officer from 2007 until 2013, Ana created a $300+ MM new global business through a combination of organic growth, 7 global acquisitions, innovative go-to-market approaches and incorporation of technology and digitalization of products and services. In addition to her corporate leadership roles, Ana is a Director in the Boards of Greeley and Hansen, Humantelligence, the International Women Forum, Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic Society, Governor State University and Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), a top school turnaround organization in the country. She is a former Director in the Executives Club of Chicago and is in the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board, in the Economic Club of Chicago, the Committee of 200 and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
A Brazilian native with over 20 years of experience in P&L management, business growth and C-Level business consulting in over 30 countries, Dutra’s expertise lies in helping Boards, CEOs and their teams to identify and execute growth strategies and turnarounds through innovation, acquisitions, culture change and new technologies. As a CEO, Ana Dutra has led a number of turnarounds, global acquisitions, post-merger integrations and execution of accelerated growth strategies. She has led and advised businesses in the technology, manufacturing, CPG, retail 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 geographic P&Ls with CSC, Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management), Accenture and, more recently, with Korn/ Ferry International.
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 blog, WSJ, CEO Magazine and other publications.
Ana is an avid triathlete, meditator and yoga practitioner. She lives in Northfield, IL with her husband and their three daughters.