Signium Expands in Mexico City

Even in the face of a global pandemic, executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas.

Recently, executive search consortium Signium expanded with the addition of Manuel Gómez Uriarte in the Mexico City office as managing partner responsible for the firm’s growth and positioning in Mexico. “We are excited to welcome Manuel as a new member in our partnership,” said Felipe Rivelles, executive partner in Mexico City and member of Signium’s global board of directors. As managing partner, he will prioritize strengthening our office’s growth strategy by attracting new partners, filling sector gaps, and setting priorities on new industries to focus on.”

Prior to joining Signium, Mr. Gómez Uriarte was partner in charge of Heidrick & Struggles’ financial services practice in Mexico. From 2014 to 2020, he was responsible for serving Mexico’s financial system, which included retail and corporate banking, investment banking, private equity funds, private banking and wealth management, asset management, and insurance companies. In addition to financial services, Mr. Gómez Uriarte was also responsible for serving infrastructure and real estate industries.

Mr. Gómez Uriarte also served as CEO and chairman of the board of directors of The Royal Bank of Scotland Mexico S.A. (RBSM) from 2011 to 2013. His responsibilities included leadership, management, and direction of RBSM. From 1999 to 2013 he acted as head of corporate banking. His responsibilities included the origination and execution of corporate and investment banking.

Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. It is one of the most important cultural and financial centers in the world. Mexico City is also among the most important economic hubs in Latin America.

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