Carlos Eduardo Xavier

São Paulo

consultant name

Carlos Eduardo Xavier Egon Zehnder, São Paulo


Carlos Xavier, based in São Paulo, has a passion for the consumer space – including FMCG, media, and retail. More broadly, Carlos leads top management executive search for global corporations in Brazil as well as local and family owned Brazilian companies. He provides Executive Assessment and Development including management appraisals, succession planning, top team effectiveness reviews, and organizational strategy consulting. Carlos is active in Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory and in the firm’s Consumer, Chief Marketing Officers, and Supply Chain Practices.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Carlos was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company, based in São Paulo, where he served Latin American clients in the consumer sector in growth strategy, category strategy, corporate governance, and organization transformations. Carlos started his career as a Consultant with Accenture.

Carlos earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Pontifícia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an Extension in Management and Corporate Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro.

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Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

consultant name

Carlos Eduardo Xavier Egon Zehnder, São Paulo