James Gulbrandsen, Chief Investment Officer – NCH Brazil, joined NCH in 2010. Mr. Gulbrandsen is based in Rio de Janeiro.
His career has been focused on Latin America since the 1990s, when he worked in both JP Morgan’s and Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions groups, specializing in Brazilian M&A transactions. Subsequently, he was a Portfolio Manager at Wasatch Advisors, where he managed a global investment fund and was responsible for the firm’s investments in Brazil. Prior to NCH, he founded Geribá Investimentos’s equity funds, a long/short equity strategy focused on Brazil. He is both a U.S. and Brazilian citizen.
Mr. Gulbrandsen received a BA in Economics from Brigham Young University.