Ricardo Prado

Managing Director - Private Equity

Ricardo has over 20 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and in strategic planning in companies focused mainly on the education, consumer, health and services sectors.

Recently Ricardo was responsible for the area of Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Development in Latin America for Laureate Education (the world leader in operating private institutions of higher education). Prior to Laureate, Ricardo worked in Chicago at the private equity firm Sterling Partners, executing transactions within the US and Latin America. Ricardo also worked for more than 12 years at Coca-Cola FEMSA, occupying various positions including mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and operational planning. Ricardo worked at investment banking firm Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup) in New York and Mexico.

Ricardo has served as external director of several companies including Spectrum (Guatemala), Active Day (USA), CONTECMAN (Mexico), World Business of Ideas "WOBI" (USA, Spain, Mexico and Argentina), Vinilismo SAPI (Mexico), among others. Ricardo holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.