Rafael Filizola is an Operating Executive focused on South America buyout opportunities. He is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
Previously, Mr. Filizola worked for four years at Axxon Group, a local private equity fund, serving as an investment professional and board member at portfolio companies. From 2008 until 2009, Mr. Filizola served as Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to enrolling in Harvard’s M.B.A. program, he was COO of Filizola Industries until 2006, leading a successful operational turnaround.
Mr. Filizola graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Mackenzie University in São Paulo, Brazil, earned a master’s degree in industrial design at Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milano, Italy, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in Boston.