Talita Ferreira


Talita is an entrepreneur, experienced Chief Financial Officer, board director of Human Resources, NED, published author and speaker who helps individuals and organisations transform culturally.

Last Updated on 2 April 2020 by Jan-Paul Steggerda

She understands the financial language of business, strategy, and risk as an experienced Chief Financial Officer and balances this with her experience as an Executive Board Director for human resources, helping organisations and leaders to transform. Talita has led and implemented award-winning, cultural transformational programmes for organisations and leaders in the financial services and automotive sectors, within global brands and multiple countries.

Talita uses her C-Suite executive experiences of over 22 years with global brands ( including: KPMG; Investec Bank; and BMW) to tailor her talks and ensure maximum benefit for her audiences. She includes practical elements that can be implemented in everyday leadership and change. She engages the audience through questions and relevant stories from her corporate interactions.

In her time as a corporate leaders she led a financial services company through the 2008 crisis; a change in leadership; and helped the organisation transform strategically. She understands the language of finance and risk, strategic visioning and delivery, diversity an inclusion and knows how to engage an organisation’s human capital to drive success. She is author of The Authenticity Dilemma Resolved®, which captures her experiences of working with thousands of leaders to increase their confidence and help them become inspiring leaders.

In December 2018 Talita launched her new online training platform,  Finance Inspired 4 Success, focused on finance leaders providing accredited CPD training to help them transform their leadership and people dynamics approach.

Where she excels:

Leadership is adapting to a new business model for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report 2018, shows the symphonic C-suite – teams leading teams – as the number 1 global challenge. The overall theme – the rise of the social enterprise functioning like an ecosystem, demands a change from the current siloed operating model to a networked team approach. Talita uses her unique experience as CFO and CHRO for one of the premium automotive giants, her cross-industry experience in Financial Services and Automotive and experiences from implementing award-winning cultural transformation programmes, to demonstrate the change leadership required to thrive and inspire teams for collaboration, creativity and high performance in this new challenging framework.  Talita is an experienced professional speaker, C-Suite Director and Non-Executive Director with excellent reviews from clients and audiences.

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  • Why Culture matters – the new C-Suite power
  • A new mindset for effective change leadership
  • Authentic leaders, authentic cultures
  • The leadership differentiator in challenging times


What people say about Talita Ferreira

Last Updated on 2 April 2020 by Jan-Paul Steggerda

“The client company were extremely happy with the final presentation and received many positive responses from the audience as to the effectiveness of the content, the professionalism and warmth of the presenter with additional feedback that the take home messages really resonated with many in the room.”

Event Production Company, UK

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“Talita’s keynote appealed to a diverse group of leaders. She credibly combines her own leadership and change examples with a variety of relevant publications and research. The result was a keynote that inspired participants and served as a great opening for interesting dialogue during the panel discussion.”


Global Commercial CFO

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“Talita, your keynote at our Volkswagen Group (Integrity and Legal Affairs) employee meeting is still in a lot of people’s minds. Thanks again, also for your article. You are one of the most inspiring persons I know. Keep going.”

Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen AG

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