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Rafael Rilo

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Madrid

Rafael Rilo is a core member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Industrial Goods practices.

Since joining BCG in 1992, Rafael has worked primarily with clients in the industrial goods and infrastructure sectors, helping them address their key operational and strategic issues and manage large-capital projects. His engagements have included developing market-entry strategies, commercial strategies, and business plans, as well as addressing efficiency improvement and restructuring programs.

Rafael is very active in the infrastructure space, where he is experienced in working with many different types of assets: airports, highways, ports, railways, mines, power generation facilities, power transmission lines, gas transportation, water treatment and transportation. His work has covered activities across the entire value chain: design and engineering, construction, EPC, operation and servicing.

Rafael also has acquired significant experience in a broad number of industrial sectors such as aerospace, automotive components, building materials, ceramics, electronic components, machine tools, rolling stock, shipbuilding, and steel among others.

Prior to joining BCG, Rafael Rilo was a second lieutenant in the Spanish Air Force, and he was also a summer associate in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.

Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial goods
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy and utilities
  • Market-entry strategy
  • Business plans
  • Organization
  • Large capital program management
  • Restructuring

Honors and Awards

  • Best Academic Record in Economics and Business Administration of the Universities of Madrid, awarded by Price Waterhouse
  • Second National Prize for University Studies in Economics and Business Administration, awarded by the Ministry of Education of Spain
  • Second-Year Honors, Harvard Business School

Education

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor’s degree, economics and business administration, CUNEF
  • Bachelor’s degree, law, UNED
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