CATARINA ABRANTES-STEINBERG

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CO-HEAD GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES & INFRASTRUCTURE, RUSSELL REYNOLDS ASSOCIATES

Based in London, Catarina Abrantes leads the Global Industrial Services and Infrastructure Practice for Russell Reynolds. She works across all functions, with particular expertise in supply chain and procurement roles.

She is also a member of the Private Equity sector and a member of Leadership & Succession practice. She advises clients on recruitment, leadership effectiveness and development, for both privately-held and publicly-traded companies. Catarina’s client work focuses on the impact of innovation and disruption on talent agendas.

Catarina has a wide range of cross-border experience in strategy, digital innovation and change management programs. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, she was a Director at Expedia Inc., where she led the Global Strategy function for the Hotels.com brand. Previously, Catarina worked for Doosan and Alstom (now part of GE) in global roles where she led alliance management, business integration, governance and reporting, and strategic planning. She began her career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.

Catarina received an MSc in economics from the University of Porto in Portugal and an MBA from INSEAD in Paris.