Rodrigo Guimarães, founder of Explorer, died

Explorer Investments executive president Rodrigo Guimarães died this Saturday in Lisbon, according to Echo, who cites an official statement from the fund, saying that “Explorer Investments reports with great regret the death of its CEO, Rodrigo Guimarães, following post-operative complications”.

The fund’s presidency, according to the same statement, will be assumed by founding partner Elizabeth Rothfield, who will have Rodrigo Guimarães’s son at her side. The son – Rodrigo Carvalho Martins Guimarães – advanced, tsal like his father and grandfather, through a career in the financial area.

Explorer Investments is a private equity fund manager. According to its website, “it currently manages and advises funds with assets in excess of 1,300 million euros divided into four business areas: ‘private equity’, expansion capital, real estate and tourism.

Born in 1962, Rodrigo Guimarães was one of the founding partners of Explorer, after in 1990 he founded Midas Investimentos, acquired in 1999 by BBVA. His professional activity started in London, at Smith New Court and Carnegie International. Between 1990 and 1992 he was a member of the management of Apolo Cermicas on behalf of the Kuwait Investment Office.

He had an MBA from George Washington University, USA (1987) and a BA in Economics from York University, Canada (1985).

Source: Jornal de Negócios by

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