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André Xavier leads The Boston Consulting Group's Financial Institutions practice in Brazil and is a core member of the firm's Insurance, Consumer, Industrial Goods, Operations, Corporate Development, and Strategy practices. He joined BCG Los Angeles in 1999, transferring to São Paulo in 2003.

In his more than 20 years as a consultant, André has focused on strategy, operational improvement, and the optimization of key go-to-market levers in the financial, industrial, and consumer sectors. He supports multiple leading companies in his native Brazil as well as across North and South America and Europe.

In 2015, he coauthored Desenvolvimento do Mercado de Capitais no Brasil: temas para reflexão, a book that discusses recent trends in the Brazilian capital markets and aims to further their future development.

Prior to joining BCG, André worked as a consultant for Booz-Allen & Hamilton in São Paulo and New York.

Areas of Expertise

  • Banking, capital markets
  • Payments
  • Assets and wealth
  • Insurance
  • Industrial Goods: basic and building materials
  • Airlines
  • Loyalty programs
  • Specialty retail
  • Strategic planning at corporate and business-unit levels, with an emphasis on growth strategies
  • Go-to market segmentation, product portfolios, pricing, channel strategies, and distribution
  • Transformation initiatives, profit improvement, and cost reduction
  • Due diligence, M&A, and corporate joint ventures


  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • BSc, electrical engineering, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo

Honors and Awards

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business, Arjay Miller Scholar
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