Fernando Buarque

Founding partner of Casaforte, has extensive experience in management of private equity funds and of engineering projects. Fernando is the managing director of Casaforte Investimentos, responsible for the supervision of all ongoing investment vehicles. He also participates in the management of Casaforte Minérios and Casaforte Energia.

Fernando started his career in private equity in 2000 in Rio Bravo Investimentos where he was a partner and the managing director responsible for the private equity business. Before Rio Bravo, he designed and managed several engineering projects in Brazil, with focus on airport infrastructure.

Fernando graduated as an aeronautical infrastructure engineer in Instituto Tecnológico da Aeronáutica (ITA) and earned a master degree in Project Management at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).