Past Event

Brazil Send-Off

August 4, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online Event

Please join us virtually in welcoming the new Columbia incoming students from Brazil, and to e-meet each other as well as members of the Columbia family in Brazil.


Carolina Lacerda, CBS Class of ‘99, an investment banker for 25 years, today serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committees of large publicly-traded Brazilian corporates such as BR Distribuidora (BRDT) and Hypera Pharma (HYPE3/HYPMY). From 2012 until 2016 she was Member of the Board of ANBIMA (Entity representing Players in the Financial and Capital Markets), the CNF (Financial Industry Association) and Câmara de Listagem da BM&FBovespa (Stock ExchangeListing Board) in Brazil. She was head of Investment Banking at UBS in Brazil for five years and has worked at institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Bear Stearns, Unibanco and ING Barings, both in capital markets, debt and equity transactions. She has an MBA from Columbia University (1999) and a BA in Economics from the University of São  Paulo (1994).


Ricardo Lacerda, CBS Class of ‘96, Founding Partner and CEO of BR Partners. Prior to founding BR Partners, he worked at Citi as Head of Investment Banking for Latin America (2007 - 2009) and Brazil (2005 - 2009). Prior to joining Citi, he worked at Goldman Sachs as Country Manager in Brazil (2001 - 2005) and as Vice President in the Investment Banking division in New York (1996 - 2001). Ricardo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (1990) and a Graduate Degree in Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) as well as an MBA fro Columbia University (1996).



Tuesday, August 4th

18:00 São Paulo 

17:00 New York