Felipe Franco Managing Director
Felipe Franco is a Managing Director based in H.I.G. Capital’s Rio de Janeiro office with more than 25 years of experience in Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Consulting, and Operations.
In his current position, Felipe serves as Board Member of several portfolio companies and leads the Value Creation team for Brazil, providing support to the entire portfolio in its value creation initiatives.
Before joining H.I.G. Brazil, he was the CEO of Cel Lep Idiomas for four years. Earlier in his career, he was IT and SSC Vice President at Anheuser-Busch Inbev in Eastern Europe, where he was responsible for the implementation of a Shared Services Center for Eastern Europe based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Prior to that, Felipe worked in Stern Stewart implementing value-based management in some of the leading companies in Brazil and Argentina and monitoring the privatization of Brazil’s electric and telecommunications sectors by Unibanco.
Felipe earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Fundação Getulio Vargas de São Paulo (EAESP/FGV). Born in Brazil, he is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.