Marcel AbeInvestment Team, Latin America
Mr. Abe is a Senior Vice President of EIG and member of the investment team focused on opportunities in Brazil and other Latin American countries. He has more than 13 years' experience in investment banking, strategic consulting and business development across Latin America. He joined EIG in 2013 following his role as General Manager of Grupo Votorantim´s metals & mining unit, where he led the execution of project finance transactions and was responsible for strategic planning. Previously, he was a Vice President with Merrill Lynch in their New York and São Paulo offices, where he advised clients in various industries, such as metals & mining, power generation, utilities, toll road and subway concessions. Mr. Abe focused on origination and execution of mergers and acquisitions, debt financings and equity offerings. He also held previous positions in investment banking, corporate finance and strategic consulting with Stern Stewart & Co., Itaú Unibanco and Ernst & Young. Mr. Abe is a CFA Charterholder and received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica of the University of São Paulo and an M.B.A. from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.