“I first worked in private equity as an intern in the 1990s, and I fell in love with the industry – its constant challenges and great learning opportunities. I was attracted to Actis because of the ‘think global, act local’ philosophy – being a global fund but with local offices and investment professionals.”
Born in Brazil, Beatriz always wanted to work with growth markets. Not wanting to join a fund that would make money at any cost, she signed up with Actis – and its positive power of capital approach – in 2007. Beatriz leads the consumer, retail and education sectors for Actis in Brazil, having extensive experience in executing deals and driving value in the portfolio through active board participation.
Beatriz joined Actis after working for over four years at JP Morgan, first as an M&A analyst and then as a private equity associate in Brazil and later, New York (focusing on Latin America). She is a graduate from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. After her MBA, Beatriz worked at Johnson & Johnson as a Neutrogena product manager.
Beatriz was impressed by the rigour of Actis’ global due diligence processes and its ability to attract talent. But what she finds truly exhilarating is her day-to-day exposure to different kinds of markets and business professional from all over the world.