Karin Brandes

Karin Brandes

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About Karin

Karin Brandes is a managing partner and a member of the Latin America Board as well as of the Financial Services; Industrial; Consumer, Retail & eCommerce; and Technology practices. She has 20 years in the executive search business, identifying key talent capable of leading successful growth in local and regional markets.

As a generalist, Karin has served a broad spectrum of clients, including industrial, mining, oil and gas, consumer products and retail, telecommunications and financial services companies. She has recruited senior general management and key executives responsible for major growth initiatives, completing search assignments for board members, country directors, and C-suite and VPs of different functional roles.


Karin joined Caldwell from CTPartners, where she was a managing partner and participated in the startup and development of its organization in Latin America. Previously, she worked as a partner with Heidrick & Struggles.

Before entering the search business, Karin worked in corporate banking at Citibank in Lima and in Belcorp, one of the largest multi-Latin cosmetics companies, overseeing the company’s marketing in Colombia. She began her career as a product manager with a pharmaceutical company.

Karin has been a featured speaker on talent management at conferences in American Chamber of Commerce, IT Common and other organizations.


Karin holds BA in economics from the Universidad de Lima and has pursued post-graduate studies in finance and marketing. She speaks native Spanish and fluent English.

More About Karin

Karin is a former member of the advisory committee for the master on human resources of the Universidad del Pacifico, VP of OWIT Peru, and former board member of the American Chamber of Commerce’s HR Committee. She was a member of the Peruvian Olympic Swimming Team of 1984.

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