Manuel Macedo Santos joined AXIA in November 2019 as Director in the Investment Banking Division, bringing over 14 years of investment banking, strategy consulting and private equity experience. Prior to joining AXIA, Manuel spent five years in Madrid, as a senior manager in the corporate finance and advisory division of Oliver Wyman. During this period Manuel advised a broad range of clients from Tier 1 private equity firms, to banks and national authorities, in Spain, the UK, France, Portugal and Greece, across several sectors such as financial services, infrastructure and real estate. From 2012 to 2015, Manuel was a Director of Eaglestone’s core investment team, a private equity firm focusing on Sub-Saharan African opportunities; on top of managing the investment team, Manuel had an active role in the capital raising and marketing processes of the private equity funds. Prior to his private equity experience, Manuel worked between 2007 and 2011 in the project finance department of two Portuguese banks, BPI and ES Investment Bank, where he was involved in major transport infrastructure and renewable energy transactions providing advisory and due diligence services up to financial close. Prior to his investment banking experience, Manuel started his career as a consultant at Deloitte’s strategy division where he spent 2 years. Manuel holds a Masters in aerospace engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon and an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid.