Nelson Bechara

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Director: Value Creation


São Paulo


Private Equity

“Businesses in growth markets are hungry for added-value capital – that is exactly what Actis can provide.”

Born in Brazil, Nelson is an engineer by training. His appetite for problem solving, combined with his years in leadership positions as a management consultant and executive, make him a great addition to Actis’ Value Creation group.

In Actis he sees the opportunity to be part of a global organisation with a local focus, working as part of a diverse, quality team. He is committed to making a difference within the Actis portfolio, adding value to businesses that lie at the heart of the Brazilian growth story.

Nelson started his career as an Engineer at Voith, where he was a Supply Chain Coordinator within the Paper Machinery Business Unit. After that, he worked for Souza Cruz as a Procurement Manager before embarking on an MBA. Back in Brazil, Nelson moved into management consultancy at Booz & Co, where he led a series of strategic assignments within the Consumer space in Latin and North America, Europe and Africa. After almost seven years in consulting, Nelson joined Grupo DPaschoal, a family owned tyre and automotive components retailer and wholesaler, where he was the Operations Group Head.

Nelson has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Paulista, a post-graduate from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and has an MBA from the University of Maryland.