Managing Director Head of Brazil
Siguler Guff & Company
Cesar Collier is a Managing Director of Siguler Guff and head of the Firm’s São Paulo office. Mr. Collier, who joined Siguler Guff in February 2011, is a senior member of the BRIC investment team. Prior to joining Siguler Guff, Mr. Collier was a Senior Vice President at Standard Bank Private Equity where he sourced and analyzed a number of investment opportunities in the retail, consumer goods and logistics industries. Among other transactions at Standard Bank, he was heavily involved in the acquisition of CPQ Brazil S.A., the leading chain of Brazilian coffee shops. Mr. Collier began his private equity career at Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity (MLGPE) in 2007. Previously, Mr. Collier held senior management positions with Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Royal Ahold and Bompreço, serving these major retailers in both financial and operational capacities.
Mr. Collier graduated with honors as a Lieutenant of the Reserve of the Brazilian Army Infantry in 1993. He holds a law degree from Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco (UNICAP) as well as an M.B.A. and a post graduate degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).