Augusto Sales is a senior professional strategist, consultant and research professor with more than 20 years of experience advising a variety of large multinational and domestic groups, private equity investors, family-owned business, start-ups, nonprofits and the public sector on their most pressing challenges particularly around strategy development, growth and value creation, business model innovation, mergers, acquisitions and joint-ventures (M&A), organization design and governance.
Above all, Augusto understands that one of the main goals of a trusted advisor is to help building consensus and commitment to mobilize the organization and create sustainable competitive advantage.
After rejoining academia to complete his doctoral degree, Augusto became a Visiting Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and IBMEC Business School and Partner for Belveder – Strategy & Deal Advisory (M&A) and was recently hired as Expert Consultant by the IDB – Inter-American Development Bank (“BID”) to work with IDB’s Cities Lab and a team of consultants on the issue of affordable housing in Brazil.
He is also Independent Board Member (“Conselheiro”) certified by IBGC.
Augusto holds an MBA in International Business from Georgetown University (USA), a Master in Management from EBAPE / Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV (Brazil) and a Doctorate in Business from Rennes School of Business (France).
Alumni Partner, founder and former Head of KPMG’s Global Strategy Group practice in Brazil. Grew the business from scratch and expanded it to six major Latin American markets – with a successful track record in developing a business vision and leading complex engagements while functioning as a trusted advisor at the highest levels for key clients. He also served as Board Member for KPMG’s Innovation & Investment Committee, a sub-committee of KPMG’s Board and participated in the Global Panel of Experts in Growth and Deal Strategy.
Augusto held various leadership roles including the direction of KPMG’s Consumer & Retail industry vertical for the wider consulting practices, partner responsible within the Advisory group to lead the relationship with international investors and new entrants in the context of market entry and expansion into Brazil (International Investment Corridors). Passionate about social change and impact, at KPMG in Brazil he dedicated time to nurture a local International Development and Assistance Services (IDAS) practice in Brazil with view to apply all consulting and analytical skills in the development sector, particularly with NGOs, multilaterals, governments and impact investing community.
In response to a number of client’s requests, Augusto started Belveder, his boutique firm to deliver strategic advice and transaction (M&A) related work.
Author of professional and academic papers. Speaker at corporate events, universities and roundtables. Interviewed by range of publications and websites.
His research and teaching interests include strategic management (incl. mergers and acquisitions), social systems theory (particularly as postulated by Niklas Luhmann) , management consulting and corporate governance.