Leo Figueiredo

_Leo Figueiredo

Leo is a Brazilian financial market entrepreneur. As an external advisor, he provides strategic guidance and mentorship to LifeLink’s team.

Leo has an Economics Bachelor degree from FEA/USP, a Law degree from Largo do São Francisco/USP and a post-grad in Business from FGV.

Leo started working in the financial markets in the 1980s and in 1987 he became managing partner of Hedging-Griffo in São Paulo, Brazil. He developed the company’s operational activities, participating in structuring the capital markets and fund management businesses and transforming Hedging-Griffo into a private banking and asset management business. In 2006 the company was sold to Credit Suisse.

Since then Leo has been an active angel investor, has founded the business accelerator Quintessa, has become one of the first social impact accelerators in Brazil, and is currently on the board of Provence Capital, his own investment holding firm.

“An entrepreneur’s company ought to be his/her life project, not simply a way to earn money. A true purpose is one of the main keys for success”