Isabel is CHRO and Exec Board Member at Sonae MC. She has over 19 years of experience across HR, Talent and Management areas, and was recently appointed as Non-Exec Board Member for Sonae Indústria. Since March 2019 Isabel has been designated President of APED (Portuguese Association of Retail Companies).

After staring her career in the HR Management of a Portuguese listed company, Isabel was Senior Manager @ Korn Ferry Hay Group, designing and implementing solutions around talent management & leadership, compensation and organizational optimization for a wide range of clients across sectors and geographies.

From 2011 to 2015, and as Sonae’s Talent Management & Development Director, she was responsible for the definition and design of strategic Talent Management policies, as well as for the customized development of Sonae’s Top Executives.

Since 2015, Isabel is part of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Portugal, a non-profit education organization.

Isabel is a regular lecturer, speaker and moderator on talent management and leadership, sharing her know-how and Sonae’s practices.

She holds a degree in Psychology by University of Porto and an MBA by EADA Business School Barcelona and Nagoya International School Japan.