"Nimble and focused on delivery: the two traits that best define Actis to me."
Sergio Brandao grew up in the countryside of Brazil, surrounded by rich farmlands and abundant natural beauty – yet with large parts of the population living in sub-standard conditions. Over time, he saw first-hand the awakening of a huge economy and quantum leaps in the areas of education, health, electrification and housing – but with still so much more to be done.
Sergio joined Actis in his home country of Brazil in 2013, where he is responsible for origination and investment management of Actis’ energy investments in Brazil.
Sergio has significant technical, managerial and investing experience gained working and living for nearly two decades around the world. He is driven by fit-for-purpose simplicity of design and implementation, a philosophy that he has seen successfully applied to the development of new businesses, their governance and their monetisation in an ever-complex world.
Prior to Actis he was a partner at Rio Bravo Investimentos and worked in various capacities at Skanska, Unocal, AES Corporation and Royal Dutch Shell.
Sergio has BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.