Alejandra Aranda is the co-founder and Chairman of Humanitas/Cornerstone International Group, the Cornerstone member in Santiago, Chile.
She has a wide-ranging expertise in board advisory and searching for independent board members, CEO’s and top-tier executives for corporate trade associations, national economic groups, foreign investors and investment funds in and outside of Chile.
She has worked in sectors that are key to local and regional economies, such as retail, real-estate, construction, banking, energy, mining and services, among others.
She has also worked actively in the implementation of best corporate practices at a board of directors level, participating in the development and discussion of public policies on issues such as proper functioning of Corporate Governance, diversity and gender equality.
She has been a member of nomination committees for important public and private entities. She is currently the Director of SEP (Sistema de Empresas Públicas, Public Companies System), an organization in charge of appointing the board members of public companies and controlling their strategic management to maximize their economic value.
In addition, she is the Chair for Latin America of Cornerstone International Group (a group that brings together important executive search and leadership consultancy companies from around the world). She is also a member of the Council of the Americas of the AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants), an organization of the world’s leading executive search consultants based on high ethical and quality standards.
Alejandra is a founding member of Women Corporate Directors Chile (an organization that brings together women corporate directors from across the globe) and was also Director and Chairman of the Nomination and Human Capital Committee at Amcham.
Alejandra worked in the finance sector for Banco de Chile, where she oversaw services and foreign currency arbitration. Between 1994 and 2002, she was a Consultant for the C-Suite executives selection area at Seminarium Head Hunting. She founded Humanitas Executive Search/Cornerstone International Group in 2002.
She earned her business engineering degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Texas, Austin, USA.