Brian Paes-Braga

Principal, President SAF Merchant Banking


Mr. Paes-Braga is a Principal and President of Merchant Banking at the SAF Group. He has extensive experience acting as a founder and strategic investor with several high growth companies in diverse industries, supporting their expansion through significant capital raising abilities and strategic insight. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of DeepGreen Metals and Thunderbird Entertainment. Mr. Paes-Braga was previously Founder and CEO of Lithium X Energy Corp., a lithium resource company which was sold in March 2018.

Brian is an Advisory Counsel member of the International Crisis Group and is proud to support several charities and research groups through his private family foundation, Quiet Cove Foundation, which seeks to support innovative solutions to large scale social issues. Brian is currently attending the Owners, Presidents and Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School.