Ricardo Sala


Ricardo Sala is a consultant in our Bogotá office and focuses on family businesses in Latin America, which he advises on filling top management positions and in matters of family governance.

Ricardo has gained more than 35 years of top-level experience in various companies in Colombia and the Latin America region, as well as in the public sector, in decision-making and advisory roles. Most recently, Ricardo led the Industrial and Board Consulting practices at Spencer Stuart’s Bogotá office. Before joining Spencer Stuart, he served as CEO and senior executive of a variety of Colombian companies (e.g. Protela, Pedro Gómez S.A., Pimpollo S.A.) in a range of different industry sectors. From 1992 to 1996, Ricardo served as Colombian ambassador in Germany.

Ricardo holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Los Andes University in Bogotá and a Diploma in Development Economics from Oxford University. As a Senior Advisor he has been a member of the boards of more than 30 significant organisations in Finance, Industry, Services, and the Public Sector in Colombia and various other Latin American countries.

Consulting Focus

  • Executive Search (Board and management level)
  • Board: constitution / search / evaluation
  • Advising family businesses and company owners
  • Industrial goods, financial institutions, services
  • Responsible for further growing the firm’s Latin America practice