Co-founder and Chairman
Humanitas/Cornerstone International Group (CIG)
Alejandra Aranda is the co-founder of Humanitas/ Cornerstone International Group (CIG) and has been Chairman since 2002.
She has a wide-ranging expertise in board advisory and searching for independent board members, CEO’s and top-tier executives for corporate trade associations, national economic groups, foreign investors and investment funds in and outside of Chile.
Alejandra has worked in sectors that are key to local and regional economies, such as retail, real-estate, construction, banking, energy, mining and services, among others.
She has also worked actively in the implementation of best corporate practices on boards, participating in the development and discussion of public policies on issues such as proper functioning of Corporate Governance, diversity and gender equality.
Alejandra has been a member of nomination committees for important public and private entities. She is currently the Director of SEP (Public Companies System), an organization in charge of appointing board members of public companies and controlling their strategic management to maximize their economic value.
In addition, she is Chair for Latin America of Cornerstone International Group, a firm that brings together high level executive search and leadership consultancy firms around the globe. Also member of the Nominations comittee of The AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants), an organization that gathers the world’s main headhunters based on high ethical and quality standards.
She is a founding member of Women Corporate Directors Chile, (an organization that brings together female board members from across the globe, and was also Director and Chairman of the Nomination and Human Capital Committee at Amcham.
Alejandra has experience in the finance sector where she oversaw services and foreign currency arbitration in Banco de Chile. After her tenure at the bank, she joined the Project Management department at Marketing Mix, a marketing and strategic planning consulting firm for national and multinational companies. Between 1994 and 2002, she was a Consultant for the C-Suite executives recruiting area at Seminarium Head Hunting. She founded Humanitas Executive Search/Cornerstone International Group in 2002.
She holds a business engineering degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Texas, Austin, USA.
Areas: Board Advisory, CEO Search & Succession, Leadership Solutions