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Leonel van Aldere de Mendonça

Managing Partner

Founder and Managing Partner of DMD Consulting, Leonel a has a track record of 21+ years in Executive Search and Talent Advisory. With experience in a wide range of international and cultural environments, Leonel serves Private Equity funds, Venture Capital funds and their portfolio companies, Family-owned conglomerates, and multinational corporations. 

He has successfully delivered assignments throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America, South East Asia, and the Middle East, attracting senior executives for digital disruptors, consumer goods, financial services, management consulting, telecommunications, advanced technologies, energy, real estate and healthcare companies. Leonel has a MSc. Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam, speaks fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch and has good working knowledge of French and German.

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Stephenie Coker Rank


Stephenie is a Nigerian born entrepreneur with 17+ years of experience in building and managing businesses in Executive Search and Music & Entertainment, across Europe, Africa, Russia & the CIS. She has a proven track record of people assessment in complex and multicultural situations and focuses on serving clients in Sub Saharan Africa as well as companies and investors with business interests in Africa. 


Stephenie has served some of the world’s largest Private Equity funds, DFI´s and Impact Investment Funds in the search, attraction and hiring of Senior Executives for both their investment teams as well as portfolio companies in sectors varying from Consumer Goods, Healthcare & Education, Food & Beverage, Energy, Financial Services, Manufacturing, to Real Estate and Infrastructure. She holds Certifications in Entrepreneurship from Harvard and Emotional Intelligence and Resilience from Berkley, and speaks seven languages: Yoruba, English, German, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and can hold a conversation in Russian.

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Carlos Ferreira


Carlos Antonio Ferreira is based between Sao Paulo and Basel and delivers senior search assignments, with a focus on Brazil, Latin America, Switzerland, and Silicon Valley. With a 22-year enviable track-record in Technology, Carlos leads the Venture Capital practice and serves VC-backed companies across the world. He is also the Head of the Talent Advisory practice, and specialises in Leadership Development and Analytical Psychology.


Before joining DMD Consulting in 2012, Carlos was a Leadership Development consultant and previously he had a very successful international career as a senior Executive in the technology sector. Amongst others Carlos was VP Sales for Oracle Latin America, and held senior roles with T-Systems, EMC, Diebold Procomp and  IBM.

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Jaser Mahmoud El Habashy


Jaser was a founding member of DMD Consulting in the Middle East and North Africa and played a key role in establishing, managing, and growing DMD Consulting in the region. He is an experienced Executive Search professional, but also an entrepreneur with professional experience in Agribusiness, International Development and Defense, both in the public and private sector.


As an experienced Executive Search professional, Jaser has served clients in a variety of industries, including Energy, Technology, Consumer Goods, Telecommunications, Management Consulting, and Financial Services. Jaser has an MBA from Copenhagen Business School and graduated in Business Administration & Economics from Mary Washington University. He speaks fluent Arabic, English, and Danish, and can carry a conversation in Russian.

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Almudena Seeder-Alonso


Almudena Seeder-Alonso is focused on serving Clients in Southern Europe and Latin America. She is a Spanish and Dutch national with a wealth of experience in Executive Search, Talent Advisory and Management Consulting.

During her 30-year career she worked across many countries and was part of some of the worlds most respected companies, including Andersen Consulting, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton and Cisco Systems. Roles varied from HR Director for EMEA, to Talent Acquisition Director and HR Country Director, but her focus has always been on delivering Talented senior executives for the Human Capital requirements of businesses. Almudena graduated from Universidad Complutense de Madrid with a Masters in Law, and from University of Amsterdam with a Masters in International relations.

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Timo Bosma

Director Research & Operations

Timo Bosma leads the Research and Operations function and is responsible for consistently identifying exceptional candidates for global searches across a variety of industries and functions. With his structured and mathematically oriented mind-set Timo tackles even the most complex and challenging assignments and always delivers.


Before joining DMD Consulting in 2014, Timo was a serial entrepreneur, building businesses ranging from IT to Facility Management and Entertainment. In his early career Timo worked as an option and derivatives trader.

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