Fernanda Jaramillo is a partner at Lansberg, Gersick & Associates working primarily in Central and South America. Fernanda has extensive experience supporting families in the process of generational transition, with a particular focus on designing corporate and family governance, developing policies to support governance, designing leadership transition processes, developing shareholders agreements and family agreements, and developing educational programs to prepare the next generation.
Prior to joining LGA, Fernada was CEO of a large family-owned retail business, where she led a turnaround effort of the business, designing the transition from family to professional management, establishing a formal board of directors with independent members, and eventually leading the transition back to next gen family management. Fernanda also has extensive investment banking experience, providing strategic and financial advice to a large number of family businesses in Latin America. Her projects included strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and negotiation of shareholder agreements.
In addition to her consulting work with LGA, Fernanda currently serves on several boards. She holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering, an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley and a Masters fdegree in Familiy Advisory from the Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia.
Fernanda is Colombian and speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese. She currently lives in Cali with her husband, Carlos.