Augusto L. Dias Carneiro has since 2004 dedicated himself to Searching for, Coaching, and Assessing Executives. In 2009 he published his first book in Brazil, a corporate-jungle survival manual which is in its 2nd Edition. In 2015, obtained his Board-Member Accreditation with the IBGC Brazilian Corporate-Governance Institute. And since Aug 2014 has been a member of the Prudential Insurance Brazil Audit Committee.

His Search experience has a pronounced emphasis on Energy. He has recruited executives for the Brazilian subsidiaries of Actis, BG, CHC Helicopter, El Paso, Kinross Gold, Peak Gold, Shell, Statkraft, Subsea7, Unocal and Wintershall, as well as the Estreito hydroelectric power consortium headed by Engie.

His Coaching work applies the Hudson Institute model, but also borrows heavily from Franco Modigliani’s Value Management model well-known in Finance. His more than 3,000 hours of coaching focus on both C-level executives and young high-potentials, in local and foreign multinationals such as GE, Intel, Lubrizol, Schlumberger, Philip Morris, and (as Pro Bono) in Médécins Sans Frontières.

Augusto’s Assessment experience exceeds 200 executives, and he is credentialed to apply several psychometrics, including Lumina (Spark and Leader/360), MBTI Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (both Step 1 and Step 2), Thomas-Kilman Inventory and Firo-b.

He was a Partner (1999-2003) and a Principal (1997-1999) at Korn/Ferry International, where he founded their Rio de Janeiro office, established their Latin America/Caribbean Energy Practice, and in 2001 launched their Management Assessment service in Latin America. Before that, (1987-1997) Augusto founded and ran his own M&A/Corporate Finance Consulting practice. There, he took an active role in several Merger/Acquisition transactions, had a key role in turning around a local newspaper, and took part in several transactions involving Foreign Trade and Credit.

Between 1985 and 1987, he was a Director at the finance boutique Atlantic Capital, where dealt with Goodyear, Fluor-Daniel, and Ingersoll-Rand, and took part in Brazil’s first debt/equity conversion for a listed company (Brasmotor). Before that 1983-1985, Augusto was Deputy Finance Director at Billiton (now BHP-Billiton, then a Shell subsidiary). His first professional experiences include several Finance positions with Xerox, at the Rio de Janeiro Development Bank, at Citibank, and at Banco União Comercial.

Augusto graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972 with a Management Science degree, and obtained an MBA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1983. He obtained his Coach certificate from the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif in 2004 (accredited by the ICF – International Coach Federation), to which he returned in 2013-14 for a Master Coach certification. He is a member since 1994 of the MIT Educational Committee and regularly interviews candidates to its Undergraduate programs. For UCLA, he sporadically interviews candidates to their MBA program. Augusto took the Board Member Training course at IBGC (Brazil Corporate Governance Institute) in 2010, and in Dec 2015 obtained his Board Member accreditation certificate.

A citizen of both Brazil and the US, Augusto is equally fluent in Portuguese and English. He also deals well with, in decreasing order, Spanish, French and Italian.
A diplomat’s son, Augusto lived in the UK 1953-1956, went to the French school in Rio 1956-1964, and completed High School in Brookline, Mass in 1968. He is married to Monica Lampreia, a landscaper, photographer, and author of gardening books. They live in Petropolis and spend most weekends in a ranch in Secretario in the same county. Augusto spends his free time with his wife and grandchildren, and making long motorcycle trips (average 400 km/day, in the Andes in 2011, Norway in 2012, and Corsica/Sardinia in 2013). He is a certified Amateur Radio (Class C) operator, holds a Helmsman’s License, and is certified for off-road (Land Rover for 4X4s and BMW Motorrad for motorcycles).


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