A native Colombian, Jovhanna knew early on in her professional path that working in an international environment, speaking foreign languages, and forging relationships with people from different backgrounds was her passion.
Building her career around this passion, Jovhanna has for the last 20 years lived in seven countries on three different continents (America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific), working with international companies in the tourism, finance, and beverage industries, among others. As part of these jobs and other non-profit roles in business and diplomatic circles, she has been in regular contact with multicultural teams, top executives, and clients from all over world. Jovhanna’s excellent communication and foreign language skills – she speaks English, Spanish, German, French and Mandarin Chinese – facilitate the maintenance and expansion of her professional network. She is also a trainer for intercultural communication, leadership, and management. Her educational background includes a master’s degree in Tourism Business Administration from the International Management Center (FH) Krems in Austria and another in International Relations with a major in intercultural communication and new media from Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland. Jovhanna brings to the ERTLER EXECUTIVE SEARCH team a global mindset, an extensive international network, and a strong motivation to help companies build their teams with highly qualified leaders for long term success in the global marketplace. She is currently based in New York, USA.