Carlos Elavai joined the Lisbon office of The Boston Consulting Group in September 2008. He is a core member of the firm’s Energy, Industrial Goods, and Health Care practices. Examples of his project work at BCG include developing a restructuring plan for a key business unit in a major nationwide institution, identifying the business models to leverage new opportunities in health care, and modeling the financials of the electricity sector for a minister of economics in Europe.

Carlos has also helped define a commercial strategy for a biopharma company and supported an African government with the implementation of a plan to promote the economic development and competitiveness of local companies.

Carlos collaborates with clients to define new strategic paths, address challenging questions around their business models, identify the potential for optimizing operations, and implement transformative programs of change to further enlarge their contribution to the economy and society.

Before joining BCG, Carlos held an internship at Millennium BCP investment bank, working in the trading, fixed income, and structured products division.

In addition to speaking Portuguese as his native language, Carlos is fluent in English and knows the basics of Spanish.


  • Bachelor’s degree, economics, at Nova School of Business and Economics


  • Ranked first in his class among economics degree recipients, Nova School of Business and Economics