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Rodrigo Guimarães Founding Partner

Rodrigo was the CEO of Explorer Investments until his death on January 16th 2021, but his legacy will always remain with us. He was a key figure in the creation and growth of Explorer Investments, promoting a company culture based on excellence, innovation, resilience and continuous improvement.

Born in Lisbon in 1962, Rodrigo Guimarães began his professional career in London at Smith New Court and Carnegie International where he was part of the Executive Committee. He graduated with an MBA from George Washington University, USA, in 1987 and with a BA in Economics from York University, Canada, in 1985.

In 1989 he returned to Portugal and founded Midas Investimentos in 1990, where he was CEO, turning it into one of the leading brokers in the Portuguese market. Midas Investimentos was acquired by BBVA in 1999. He also founded and developed the corporate finance department for the BBVA Group in Portugal. Between 1990 and 1992 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Apolo Cerâmicas as a representative for the Kuwait Investment Office.

After the sale of Midas Investimentos, he founded Explorer Investments together with Elizabeth Rothfield, which turned out to be his lifetime project.