Miguel Gurrola

Miguel is Mexican and lives in Germany. He is Global Head of Business Development in itim International and also founder of Conscious Performance GmbH in Germany. Miguel has worked for international companies including Boehringer-Ingelheim (German Pharmaceutical Company 2010-2014), SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget/Swedish Paper Company), Unilever, Coca-Cola, Camesa, Clorox and Aeromexico.  

In his last position in Boehringer-Ingelheim GmbH, he worked as Global HR Business Partner based in Germany and he was responsible for the Global HR agenda in the following Business Functions: Finance & Administration, Information Systems IS, Purchasing, Audit, Legal, Global Business Services GBS. 

Before moving to Germany, he was HR VP Boehringer-Ingelheim Latin America where he was responsible for the entire HR function in more than 17 countries. 

Prior to Boehringer-Ingelheim, he worked as HR VP in SCA Mexico & Central America (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) from 2005 to 2010. 

In addition, he worked in Unilever (2000-2005) in several job positions, the last one was providing internal services within the "Latin America Centre of Expertise in Learning & Organization Development" led by him. He also worked as HR Director in three different business units in Unilever Mexico: Food service, Ice Cream, Home & Personal Care. 

In 1998, he enjoyed the position of Human Development Manager for The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico. 

Prior to that, he worked as the Planning & Development Corporate HR Manager for Camesa, third largest producer worldwide of wire / wire ropes and first one producer of Fluorspar in the world (Mining Division) at that time. 

Miguel has more of 24 years of professional experience in HR / Human Capital Business Functions in multiple industries: aeronautic, consumer goods, chemical, metal mechanic, mining and pharmaceutical. 

For over 15 years, Miguel has provided internal OD & Coaching interventions focused on executive, leadership, and organization development as well as change management at senior levels.

On top of his responsibilities as Global Head of Business Development in itim International, Miguel also has other credentials such as

  • Certified itim Consultant in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Certification Agent for The Hofstede Centre.
  • Certified Coach (full member) by the WABC Worlwide Association of Business Coaches from Canada.
  • Certified Consultant for Hogan Assessments Systems by Metaberatung GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Certified in Change Management by Prosci in Colorado, USA.