Partner & Private Equity Divestment Latam
Gil Karsten is a Partner & Private Equity Divestment Latam. Mr. Karsten is primarily responsible for the Divestment process of all the Private Equity portfolio companies. In addition, Mr. Karsten is also a board member of the current portfolio companies of the Food & Beverages vertical: Delly´s, Superfrio, Frooty and Gran Coffee. Prior to this, Mr. Karsten managed a portfolio of companies in the same Food & Beverages vertical and worked on new business efforts in Patria’s Private Equity. In the beginning of his carrrer at Patria, Mr. Karsten acted as Chief Operating Officer at LFG, a business unit of Anhanguera. Before joining Patria in 2008, Mr. Karsten worked for 5 years as Chief Operating Officer of a leading Brazilian retail company and as Export Director of a large Consumer Goods company. Mr. Karsten worked for more than 8 years in investment banking, at JPMorgan in New York and São Paulo and at Banco Patrimônio. Mr. Karsten holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and a MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.