Throughout my career my focus has been on repositioning and revitalizing under-performing businesses, and leading successful organizations to their next level of growth. I’m a problem-solver that leverages his strategic change skills and bottom-line focus to deliver sustainable results while making a difference in the lives of other people.


José Ferrão is a Global Executive Consultant with The Kaleidoscope Group, a full-service diversity and inclusion consulting firm dedicated to unlocking human potential.

Prior to joining the Kaleidoscope Group, José was United Way’s worldwide International President. He led a team of professionals that provided leadership and support for a network of community-based United Ways in over 40 countries and territories. He and his team facilitated the adoption of a set of global standards that have made United Way organizations unique and successful worldwide.

Born Portuguese, José grew up in Mozambique and South Africa and has a wealth of international leadership experiences spanning many decades. He has worked in South Africa, Europe, and the Middle East in senior management positions including serving as the EMEA President for Carlson Marketing Worldwide.

José brings a breadth of experience from three diverse yet connected worlds:

  • Classical sales, product development, and brand management for leading corporations
  • Customer-focused transformation of international organizations
  • Strategic and operational leadership of community-based impact organizations across the world

In his role as Global Executive Consultant, he partners with The Kaleidoscope Group clients to help them better cultivate an inclusive and equitable workplace.