Plácido Fajardo

Senior Director Human Resources in companies such as Lucent Technologies, Endesa, or Telefónica, and Talent Search and Leadership Development Consultant. He has managed more than 300 executive searches and assessment and coaching projects in Spain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, United States, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Angola and Australia for clients like Ferrovial, Acciona, Vodafone, Telefónica, Atento, Maersk, Cepsa, Campofrío, Unidad Editorial, Iberia Airlines, Prosegur, Grupo VIPS, Sandoz, NH Hotels, Hertz, RBC-Royal Bank of Canada, Indra, Seur-DPD Group, Accor Hotels, SM Editorial, Cofares, Mahou-San Miguel, General Dynamics, Getronics, Desigual, Deoleo, Sanitas-BUPA, Radisson Hotel Group, Grupo Piñero, Loewe-LVMH, Santalucía, DB Schenker, DEKRA, Just Eat Takeaway, Pelayo Seguros, EDF Fenice, Quantum Energy, and others.


Law Degree from Granada University

PDD at IESE, and diplomas in Leadership and Management Seminars from INSEAD and IMD.


✓ Human Resources Director at AT&T Network Systems España 1991 - 96

✓ Human Resources Director at Lucent Technologies for Southern Europe 1996 - 98

✓ Executive Development Director at Endesa 1998 - 01

✓ Chief Human Resources Officer at Telefónica de España 2001 - 07

✓ Managing Partner at Leaders Trust / AltoPartners, 2007 – September 2017

✓ Managing Partner at Leaderland since October 2017


✓ Member of the Board of Fundación Máshumano

✓ Member of the IESE Business School Alumni Board

✓ Member of the Advisory Board to Human Resources at ESADE Business School

✓ Member of the National Board at AEDIPE (Spanish Association for People Management and Development)

✓ Best Human Resources Director Award, voted by 100 experts

✓ Member of the Board of FUNDIPE (Foundation for Development of the Human Resources Function)

✓ Chairman of the Organization and Talent Chapter in the Fundación Cre100do

✓ Co-author of 9 books and over 130 articles on Leadership and Management

✓ Monthly collaboration “Leadership notes” with the digital newspaper El

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