Madeleine Blankenstein

Madeleine BlankensteinPartner – Business Development and Client Services


Madeleine Blankenstein is the Partner responsible for Strategic Development at Grant Thornton Brazil. She is a spokesperson for the IBR (International Business Report) in issues related to Women in Business, and is involved with enhancing the recognition of our brand, and opening doors for new business opportunities, specially among Professional Services providers She is also one of the IBC Directors for Brazil.

She holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird in Arizona (USA) and an MBA in Management Accounting from PUC in Sao Paulo (Brazil), as well as a Bachelor´s degree in Economics.


Madeleine has more than 25 years of professional experience both locally and internationally. Her career path includes Varde Bank (Denmark), Deutsche bank (Germany) Safra Bank (Brazil and USA), Robeco (the Netherlands), and Sumitomo (the Netherlands).
She was Business Development Manager at Pryor Consulting Services, before becoming a Partner at Grant Thornton Brazil.

Madeleine has attended various courses/ seminars related to Compliance, Anti-corruption, Current issues in Economics, International Trade, Finance and Accounting in Brazil.
She is a member of ABA International Law Section and IBA, is an AIESEC (NOG) Alumnus, and is involved with women network groups (Mulheres do Brazil, Ellevate and BPW), Amcham, Britcham, Amsoc and IBREI.

Languages spoken

Fluent in English, Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish. High Intermediate French and German. Basic Italian and Hebrew.

Contact details

Grant Thornton Brazil
Bernardino de Campos,98 - 14º floor.
Paraíso – São Paulo – SP.
T: +55 11 3886 2323
M: +5511 99274 5355
E: madeleine.blankenstein@br.gt.com


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