General Atlantic Team
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Associate Mexico City
Javier Halffter ×
Javier Halffter is an Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in Latin America. Before joining General Atlantic in 2023, Javier was a Vice President at Linzor Capital Partners in Mexico City. Prior to that, he was an Associate at the same firm.
Head of Mexico Office Mexico City
Luis Cervantes ×
Luis Cervantes is a Managing Director and leads General Atlantic’s Mexico City office, focusing on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and across Latin America. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2013, Luis was an Associate at Advent International where he concentrated on investments across sectors in Latin America. Previously, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS in the Latin American group based in Mexico City. Luis is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. He also formerly served as an Adjunct Professor at Universidad Iberoamericana.
Sofia Garrido Freyria
Vice President Mexico City
Sofia Garrido Freyria ×
Sofia Garrido is a Vice President at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in Latin America. Before joining General Atlantic in 2017, Sofia was a Principal at ALLVP, a Mexican venture capital fund, where she oversaw the healthcare portfolio. From 2011 to 2013, she was CFO at salaUno, a healthcare start-up. She started her career at Credit Suisse in Equity Research where she covered the construction and infrastructure sectors. She is a Kauffman Fellow at the Center for Venture Education in Palo Alto, California.
Vice President Mexico City, New York
Zeev Thepris ×
Zeev Thepris is a Vice President at General Atlantic focused on the Technology and Healthcare Investments in Latin America. In addition to his investing role, Zeev was also the Chief of Staff of Martin Escobari, GA’s Co-President and Chair of the Investment Committee from 2018 to 2022. Before joining General Atlantic in 2017, Zeev worked in Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking division in Mexico City where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets across a wide range of industries.
Associate Mexico City
Alejandro Lestrade ×
Alejandro Lestrade is an Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in Latin America. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Alejandro was an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Senior Associate Mexico City
Javier Valenzuela ×
Javier Valenzuela is a Senior Associate at General Atlantic and focuses on the firm’s investments in Latin America, with focus in Mexico and Colombia. Before joining General Atlantic in 2021, Javier was an Associate at Advent International in Mexico City. Prior to that, he worked in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Division in Bogotá, Colombia where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets across a wide range of industries.
Senior Advisor Mexico City
Enrique Castillo ×
Enrique Castillo is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic, drawing on more than 38 years of financial sector experience to provide strategic support and advice to the firm and its portfolio companies in Latin America. Enrique is also a Senior Partner at Ventura Capital Privado. Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, he was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ixe Grupo Financiero from 2000 to 2013 and served as President of the Mexican Banking Association (Asociación de Bancos de México) from 2007 to 2009.