Marcelo Di Lorenzo
Marcelo is Partner, Managing Director and Head of 3i Brazil.
He leads the 3i team in Brazil and Latin America. Marcelo joined 3i from Standard Bank Private Equity in 2011 where he was Managing Director and Head of Private Equity in Brazil, and has over 17 years of experience in private equity in Latin America.
Prior to Standard Bank, he worked as Managing Director for Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity in Latin America from 2001 to 2009 and has held roles at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and DLJ Merchant Banking. Prior to this, Marcelo worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co in Brazil and the US.
Marcelo has led transactions and been a board member of companies headquartered in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, with some of these companies having operations in several other Latin American countries and in the US. As a member of the investment committees for Standard Bank Private Equity and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, he also had exposure to companies and transactions in Western Europe, the US, Turkey, South Africa and Nigeria, in addition to Latin America.
He is currently a board member of Blue Interactive and Óticas Carol, and was previously Chairman of Casa do Pão de Queijo and a board member of Convermex, VIT, Cremer, Despegar, Buscapé, Deremate. Other investments include Localiza Rent a Car and UOL.
Marcelo received an MBA with honours from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and a BSc in Mechanic Aeronautical Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) where he received the ‘Metal Leve - Prof. Richard Otto Weinbaum Award’ for best student in class.