Carla Gouveia is a Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners based in Lisbon, Portugal. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gouveia has held various senior level consulting positions at large corporations in the FMCG and banking sectors. Additionally, she has senior HR management experience with a strong connection to the commercial and financial sectors. She started her career as an Organization and Compensation Consultant within a global management consulting firm and after that, fulfilled the Director of Studies, Information, Compensation & Benefits position being responsible for operating results and annual turnover. In 2008, Ms. Gouveia became the Human Resources Director for Banco Popular in Portugal and later took on the role of Commercial and Marketing Central Director, responsible for retail business of Banco Popular, combining this function with that of board member of Eurovida and Popular Insurance.
Ms. Gouveia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the Institute of Applied Psychology in Portugal. She completed the PADE Senior Management Program at AESE Business School in Lisbon. Currently, Ms. Gouveia is attending the Executive Coaching Certification in European School of Coaching. In addition to her native Portuguese, she is fluent in English and Spanish.