Álvaro GonçalvesManaging Partner at Stratus Group
Founding partner of Stratus Group, Álvaro Gonçalves leads the firm’s Investment Committee and has extensive experience in the Brazilian investment environment. Prior to the private investment career, Álvaro led turnarounds and several acquisitions and divestitures in senior executive functions (CEO/CFO) at leading Brazilian and multinational companies. Álvaro has also served on boards of directors of several companies, including as chairman in situations where his leadership was essential to align shareholders and management towards a convergent and successful outcome.
On the institutional field, Álvaro has held leading positions at governance bodies of Brazilian and international private equity associations over the years, becoming an important reference for connecting the local, regional and global perspectives of PE best practices. Álvaro has been a member of the listing committee of the Brazilian Stock Exchange B3 (formerly BM&F Bovespa) since 2010, becoming its Chairman in 2015. He holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from FEI (São Paulo), a postgraduate extension degree in Business Administration from FGV (São Paulo) and an MBA degree from IMD-International (Switzerland).