Investment banker will speak Thursday in lecture series

Jorge Paulo Lemann
By News@TheU

Jorge Paulo Lemann

Investment banker will speak Thursday in lecture series

By News@TheU
Renowned investor and former Brazilian national tennis player to share insights at Miami Herbert Business School lecture.

Jorge Paulo Lemann, the director of 3G Capital and the Kraft-Heinz Company—and one of the world’s most successful investors—participates in a lunchtime session on Aug. 27 as part of the business school’s Virtual Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series.

A five-time Brazilian national tennis champion who participated in Wimbledon, Lemann set aside his racket five decades ago to enter the business world and generate enormous success. He is the founder of investment firm 3G Capital and a controlling shareholder of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Kraft-Heinz, and Restaurant Brands International—which owns Burger King, Popeyes, and Tim Hortons. 

He earned a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University in 1961, and he then returned to Brazil where he formed and became senior partner of Banco Garantia from 1971 to 1998. Lemann transformed the small Rio brokerage firm into the Brazilian equivalent of Goldman Sachs—a comparison made by Brazilian media sources.  

He also has served as chairman of the Latin American Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange and as a member of the DaimlerChrysler International Advisory Board.

An octogenarian, he holds dual citizenship and resides in Switzerland. Forbes magazine listed him in 2019 as the 35th-wealthiest person on earth.

Lemann is a co-founder of Fundação Estudar and Fundação Lemann, nonprofit organizations that provide scholarships and new educational techniques for Brazilians.

To attend the Miami Herbert Business School virtual lecture on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., register here.