João Soares is a partner based in Bain's London office. He is a senior member of the firm's Financial Services practice and he has also worked extensively in the Telecommunications, Technology, Energy and Government, Non-Profit and Public sectors.
João has more than fifteen years of advisory experience with a focus on banking and financial services in the UK, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Australia and across Western Europe and the US. He has advised clients on corporate and business unit strategies, organization and change management issues.
João has particular expertise and is a thought leader on the Eurozone crisis with a focus on sovereign and banking system implications. He has published extensively on the topic and is regularly quoted in leading global and local business newspapers.
Prior to joining Bain in 2004, João was a principal and a project leader at two other global consultancies and an executive at Portugal’s CMVM (Securities and Exchange Commission).
João earned an MBA with honors from INSEAD and received a Diploma with honors in Business Administration from the Technical University in Lisbon – ISEG.
- “Do Investors Have A Skewed Perception of US Banks?,” Forbes.com, April 2018, Article
- “Are Investors Mispricing US Bank Risks?,” Brief, March 2018
- “Doors opening for gay graduates,” Financial Times, January 2018
- “How the Sick European Banks Can Return to Health,” Forbes.com, October 2017, Article
- “European banking landscape increasingly polarized, says analyst,” CNBC, September 2017, Banking