CCO | Ernesto Leme

Ernesto started his career as a Management Trainee at Citibank in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Banco Matrix, where he became a Partner in 1996.  At Matrix he was the Portfolio Manager in charge of Fixed Income and Derivatives Funds. In 1998 he moved to New York and joined DLJ (Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette) as the Head Trader for the firm´s proprietary position in the Brazilian market.

After graduating from Harvard University, he transferred to Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management Division where he was an Executive Director at the Zurich and Geneva branches. In 2005, after 8 years living abroad, he returned to Brazil and joined UBS Pactual as an Executive Director and Desk Head of the Wealth Management Key Clients team.

In August 2008 he joined Claritas as CEO of Claritas Wealth Management. Ernesto became a partner in 20010 and joined the Partnership Committee in 2011. In 2015 Ernesto became Claritas’ Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for all of the firm´s distribution channels. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Senior Investment Committee, Risk and Compliance Committee and chairs the Wealth Management and the Commercial and Products Committees. Ernesto is an Engineer from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), holds a Finance post graduate degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.