At GP Investments, Paulo was the Head of Infrastructure and Telecommunications group and served on the Investment Committee. He was the founder of BR Towers, where he served as Chairman (2012-2014), which was subsequently sold to American Tower Company for US$1 billion.
Before joining GP Investments, Paulo was an Executive Vice President of Business Strategy, Wholesale and Regulatory at Oi S.A (2009-2012), the largest telecommunications company in Brazil at that time. While at Oi he served on the Executive Committee, Financial Risk Committee and Operations Committee. Paulo also worked at the Brazilian Development Bank, BNDES, as a Director, in addition to being a member of the Credit & Investment Committee and Head of the Managerial Committee (2007-2009).
Currently, Paulo is the Chairman of Iguá Saneamento S.A., one of the main private water and sanitation companies in Brazil.
Paulo is also a venture capitalist through Capital Lab, a seed and venture proprietary capital investment platform focused on telecommunications, media and technology in emerging markets.
Paulo holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Law from University of São Paulo, was Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Yale University, and is a permanent member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning – CEBRAP and member of Getulio Vargas Foundation, leading think tanks specialized in public policy and business administration.
Before joining GP Investments, Gustavo worked at Bain & Company in projects across the infrastructure and financial services sectors. He started his career at Telefônica, where he held executive positions for strategy, M&A and regulation in Brazil and Spain.
Mr. Buffara holds an MBA from IMD (Switzerland) and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Getúlio Vargas Foundation.
Before joining GP Investments, Felipe was part of the Latin America Equity Capital Markets division of J.P. Morgan in Brazil and NY. Prior to that, he was part of the Investment Banking team of Banco Modal, where he participated in M&A and capital market deals in the infrastructure, consumer, real estate, retail, financial institutions and construction sectors, among others.
Mr. Fingerl holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
Previously, Felipe was an Analyst at GP Investments (2012-2014), where he worked on the Beleza Natural transaction and other investment opportunities in the real estate, consumer services, education sectors, among others.
Felipe holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of São Paulo.
Prior to that, Rafael was an intern at Caterpillar (2013-2014) and a summer intern at Itaú BBA.
Mr. Machado holds a bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from the State University of Campinas and studied Finance and Business at Missouri University of Science & Technology and Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Beatriz holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and studied at the Technical University of Darmstadt, in Germany, as part of her undergraduate degree.
Before joining GP Investments, Rey worked as a Vice President of private equity at Saffar Capital, an alternative investment firm based in the United Arab Emirates, was the Founder and CEO of two companies – Steeltek, based in Oman, and Blindatek, based in Brazil, and began his career as an Investment Banking analyst at Banc of America Securities in New York City.
Mr. Figueiredo holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colgate University.
Carolina is a Brazilian lawyer focused on corporate and infrastructure projects and other financial transactions. She has participated in a number of capital market transactions including IPOs and the establishment of MTN Programs and the issuance of debt securities in both the Reg. S and 144 A markets. She has experience representing large Brazilian corporations and major financial institutions, mostly in Latin America and is highly skilled in multi-cultural situations with international professional experience in Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and China.
Before joining IG4 Capital, Carolina worked for Clifford Chance, Mayer Brown and Davis Polk.
Mrs. Niemeyer holds a law a bachelor’s degree in law (J.D.) from the Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association.
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Previously, he was the CEO of URBPLAN (2014-2017), a real estate development company which was distressed where spearheaded its turnaround. Before URBPLAN, he served as the CEO of San Antonio International (2010-2013), an oil and gas services company which was also distressed when he joined. Additionally, in 2009 he was the CEO of Santelisa Vale, an ethanol, sugar and bioenergy company. Andre was the CEO on Parmalat Brasil (2008-2009), the Brazilian arm of an Italian dairy and food corporation, which is where he began his professional experience in special situations. In all of these companies, with the exception of Santelisa Vale, Andre was appointed by the respective private equity firm that was the controlling shareholder.
Prior to special situations, Andre served as the CEO of Telemig Celular (2006-2008), which was subsequently acquired by Telefonica and as General Director at Vivo (2002-2006). Andre was also an Associated Principal at McKinsey & Company (1996-2002).
Mr. Mastrobuono holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a degree in Engineering from the University of São Paulo.
Before CAB Ambiental, Otavio was the CEO of Dreen Brasil Investimentos (2008-2014), a renewable energy company, in which Otavio was involved since its creation. The company developed greenfield wind and hydro projects participating in successful auctions for the sale of energy to the grid and also, during that period, was designated as Chairman of Abeeólica, the Brazilian Wind Association. Previously, Otavio was a Director of Planning at Intervias (1999-2004), a highway concession company in São Paulo.
Mr. Silveira has an MBA in Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation, an MBA in Economic Engeneering from Dom Cabral Foundation and has a degree in Engineering from Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Prior to Sanepar, Gustavo was the CFO of Algar Agro (2010-2014), a commodities trading company focused on soy beans, as well as a Senior Manager at KPMG (2007-2010).
Mr. Guimaraes has an MBA from Ibmec Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais.
Before Bradesco BBI, Cyrille was a Managing Director at Credit Agricole Securities (USA) (2007-2010) where he was the Head of Corporate Finance for North America, a Director at Calyon Brazil (1999-2007), where he was the Head of Corporate Finance. He started his career at Credit Lyonnais in the Project Finance Department in France and Brazil (1992-1999).
Mr. Brunotte has a Master in Management from HEC School of Management (Paris).
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