Raphael Filizola is an Operating Executive with the South America Buyout Group. He is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
Before joining Carlyle in 2013, Mr. Filizola worked for 4 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 enroll at the MBA 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 degree in Industrial Design at Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milano, Italy, and MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.