Title: Co-founder and managing partner, 3G Capital
Education: BSc in electrical engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; MBA, Harvard Business School
Early Marker: Partner in Latin America's largest private-equity firm, GP Investimentos, where he learned the ropes of M&A investing from billionaire Brazilian financier and 3G principal Jorge Paulo Lemann and made his name turning around operations of a privatized railroad in southern Brazil.
Big Idea: New generation of leadership for Brazilian-founded but New York–based global investment firm that focuses on gaining long-term value from retail and consumer brands. He partnered with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to acquire Heinz to add to a brand portfolio that already included Burger King, whose board Behring chairs; Anheuser-Busch InBev and Brazilian retailer Lojas Americanas.
Wave of the Future: Emerging economies, global brands