Silva Joins DHR International as Managing Partner

July 3, 2019

SINGAPORE - Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce Wladmir Silva has joined the firm as Managing Partner of the Asia Pacific Consumer practice. Silva will be based in Singapore focusing on the consumer, retail, hospitality, travel and leisure sectors. 

Prior to joining DHR, Silva was Partner of Odgers Berndtson in Singapore where he was responsible for developing the Consumer & Retail practice in Asia Pacific with a focus on Southeast Asia. He also served as functional head of Procurement in APAC and was responsible for driving Odgers Berndtson’s diversity program in the region. During this time, he built up an extensive international professional network. Silva has helped his clients make numerous senior appointments throughout the region, in various functions such as general management, sales & marketing, public relations, human resources and procurement.

Prior to Odgers Berndtson, Silva worked for a top management consultancy based in the UK. He then relocated to Hong Kong and later to Singapore, where he was responsible for operations in South Asia with an emphasis on client focus and building long term relationships. During this time, he worked heavily within the Consumer and Retail sectors, among others.

Earlier in his career, Silva worked for Mercedes-Benz, Iveco-Fiat and Prudential Financial in regional sales and senior marketing roles, managing relationships with key clients and governments.

He is multilingual with an MBA from Cranfield University in the UK and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE) in Brazil. Silva has been in Asia since 2011, having lived and worked in Sao Paulo, New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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