Willy v. Mayenberger


Willy v. Mayenberger is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Bogotá office and a member of the global Consumer Markets and Healthcare & Life Sciences practices.


Previously, Willy was managing partner and head of the consumer and healthcare practices of Odgers Berndtson in Bogotá, Colombia.

Before that, Willy was a managing director in the strategic management consulting firm Symnetics-Tantum where he led the Andean Region for four years and Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean for another three years.

Prior to his career in executive search, Willy worked for more than 15 years with IBM, Procter & Gamble, Hay Group, Unisys Corporation, and The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta where he was human resources manager for the Latin American Group.

Willy has been an international speaker, university professor, and member of several boards of directors. Since 2008, he has been active in AIESEC as a president of its National Advisory Board in Colombia.


Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), Graduate Degree in Business Administration

Universidad Externado (Colombia) and UC Berkeley (California), Post-Graduate work in Human Resources Management

Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Coursework in Strategic Management

Universidad Anáhuac (México), MBA, Coursework in Strategic Management

Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (Spain), Master’s Degree in Strategic Management

PADE of the INALDE Business School (Colombia), CEO Program