Marcelo Kayath is a Special Advisor at General Atlantic. Mr. Kayath supports the firms operations in Latin America, with a special focus on Brazil, where he works closely with the General Atlantic team to identify and provide strategic support to growth companies in the region.
Prior to joining General Atlantic, Mr. Kayath was head of equity research, co-head of investment banking in Brazil, and CEO of Latin American securities at Credit Suisse. He started his career in the early 1990’s at Banco Garantia SA, a Brazilian investment bank. Banco Garantia SA was acquired by Credit Suisse SA in 1998, where Mr. Kayath continued his finance career and held various executive positions in the investment banking and securities divisions in Brazil and Latin America. He has significant experience in the securities markets and played a crucial role to help increase the amount of Latin American initial public offerings in the past ten years.
Mr. Kayath graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.