Head, Embrapa Strategic Studies and Training Center
EMBRAPA - Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária
1976, Master's in Public Administration, major in Governmental Planning, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro; 1981, PhD in Public Economics, University of Muenster, Germany. 1996-2001, Member and Vice-President of the Board of Trustees, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT); 1995-2002, Senior Technical Adviser to the President, Embrapa; 2002-05, Coordinator, Embrapa Laboratório Exterior France Project (LABEX), Montpellier, France; since 2005, Head of the Strategic Management Office (AGE), Cabinet of the Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil. Professor of economics and business administration at Brazilian universities. Researcher in agricultural economics. Former Executive Director and President, Brazilian Society for Rural Economics and Sociology (SOBER). Author of four books and 60 scientific and technical publications. Expertise: agricultural research management; agricultural economics; strategic and project planning; international cooperation; public policy; work group management.