Vanessa Barion Leads South America Business Unit as New Managing Director
Stuttgart, Germany, September 4, 2019 – As of September 1, Vanessa Barion took charge as new Managing Director of Leadec's South America business unit. The previously separated North and South America regions were merged into an Americas division which will cover five business units. In her former position at Leadec as CFO and HR Director of the South America region, Vanessa oversaw significant improvements to various managerial and organizational processes, such as establishing a managing model and assuring action plans.
Vanessa joined Leadec in 2016 as HR Director and, in addition, took over the CFO role in 2018. Before, Vanessa gained 20 years of managerial experience in the field of Finance and Human Resources (HR). From 2010 - 2016, she was CFO and HR Director with service provider ISS Servisystem do Brasil Ltda. At Metodo Engenharia, she worked as CFO and was responsible for the Finance, Legal and IT departments (2006 - 2009). From 2001 - 2006, she was a Strategic Planning and Control Manager at BG Group (British Gas Group), and from 1996 - 2001, she worked with AMBEV – American Beverage Company as Investor Relations Specialist. Vanessa holds a degree in Economics from PUC – Pontifícia Universidade Católica and further qualifications in Administration & Business from Harvard University Extension School.