Jorge Paulo Lemann (born August 26, 1939) is a Swiss-Brazilian banker. He started his career as trainee at Credit Suisse in Geneva from 1961 to 1962. In 1966, the first company in which Lemann had equity interest, a lending company called Invesco, went bankrupt. In 1971, Lemann, Carlos Alberto Sicupira and Marcel Herrmann Telles founded the Brazilian investment banking firm Banco Garantia. Undaunted by a horrific market crash that came only weeks later, Lemann was eventually able to build Garantia into one of the country’s most prestigious and innovative investment banks. Some time after selling the bank, he and his partners founded private equity company GP Investimentos. Lemann is famously known as one of the backers of 3G capital, an asset manager that orchestrated the acquisitions of H. J. Heinz company and Kraft Foods with Berkshire Hathaway.