Founder and CEO | Statutory Director
Leonardo has over 20 years of experience in business, finance, and the social sector. Before founding SITAWI, he spent 2 years as the director of the Economic Citizenship for All initiative for Ashoka. He also spent 8 years at McKinsey, advising clients on strategic and operational challenges, with a focus on the telecommunications and energy sectors. Prior to McKinsey, he worked in derivatives trading, and with CADE, the Brazilian antitrust agency. He was elected a Synergos Senior Fellow and a Responsible Leader by the BMW Foundation. Leonardo is recognized as one of the pioneers in the Social Finance and Impact Investing landscape, globally and in Brazil having served as co-executive director of the Brazilian Social Finance Task Force and as a frequent speaker in fora such as SOCAP (Social Capital Markets), FLII (Foro Latino Americano de Inversión de Impacto) and the Brazilian Social Finance and Impact Businesses Forum. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an Industrial Engineering degree from USP – University of São Paulo.