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Arlindo Eira Filho

Partner, São Paulo
Works with major organizations in the energy, metals and mining, and infrastructure sectors, ranging from airports to railways to toll roads; advises on strategy, operational improvement, and mergers and acquisitions; and is a leader of McKinsey’s work on regulatory and stakeholder management

About Arlindo

Arlindo leads McKinsey’s Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice in Latin America. He has broad experience covering all asset classes, such as electric power, gas, water, sewage, and waste, and all segments of the value chain, including generation, transmission, distribution, and trading. Arlindo also leads the firm’s regulatory and stakeholder-management work in South America and, as such, follows the regulatory evolution in the sector very closely.

Arlindo’s client experience includes developing corporate and market-entry strategies for companies in Brazil and around the world—in sectors as diverse as steel, ethanol, consumer goods, and utilities. In M&A, he has advised both buyers and sellers in a variety of industries.

In infrastructure, Arlindo has supported several of Brazil’s major transportation and urban-development initiatives, including a major set of projects for the federal government and the largest-ever infrastructure project for a state in the northeastern part of the country. He has advised leading operators and investors in the region, including helping an international consortium prepare its bid for the privatization of Brazil’s major airports.

Arlindo offers in-depth experience in regulatory issues and has worked on several projects involving transport and energy regulation. He coled the Brazilian Air Sector Study (also the topic of a book published in 2009), which presented a comprehensive analysis of the country’s airport and air-transport sectors.

Arlindo has served several major organizations in Latin America on issues of corporate strategy, portfolio strategy and innovation, corporate finance (including M&A, performance management, and corporate investing), operations (including procurement and field-force management), marketing and sales (including go-to-market strategy), and organization (including central functions and claim management).


Harvard Law School, Harvard University

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil
BA, law
BA, economics