José de Sá

Bain & Company

José de Sá is a Director in Bain & Company’s Rio de Janeiro office and a member of the firm’s Oil & Gas and Public Sector Practices. He joined Bain in 2008.

Mr. de Sá has more than 20 years of work experience and more than 15 years of experience in management consulting, advising national and multinational companies in the oil and gas, utilities and consumer goods sectors, as well as federal, state and municipal governments, and trade associations to help them in creating sustainable business and socioeconomic results in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico, Venezuela, the USA, Germany, the UK, Spain, South Africa, Angola, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte D’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Benin and Togo. He advises clients on critical business issues, such as business unit strategy, alliance and joint venture strategy, organization and organizational transformation, corporate finance, risk management, portfolio management, marketing and performance improvement. Recent experiences involved optimizing the natural gas strategy for a leading Latin American integrated oil company, and helping the Presidency of a Latin American country prioritize, enable and implement an ambitious industrialization strategy.

Mr. de Sá’s perspectives on Brazil’s oil & gas industry have been quoted in the Financial Times and published in Oilfield Technologies, as well as in several local media like Exame magazine and newspapers Valor Economico and O Globo. He has also been a an active speaker in several conferences, most notably Rio Oil & Gas, Platts European Refining Summit
and the Latin America Refining Technology Conference.

Prior to joining Bain, Mr. de Sá worked as a partner at other global consulting firms. He was a founding partner at Grupo TPC, Research Director at Bankers Trust and an Engineer at Politeno Petroquimica SA.

Mr. de Sá earned an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in the U.S. and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil.

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