Managing Director, Latin America
MA in Economics, Graduate Institute of International Affairs; Geneva; MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; MA in Political Science, Illinois State University. Started career in the banking sector, Geneva. 1988, joined the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) to support the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations that led to the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Spent eight years at the GATT/WTO. 1996, joined the Brazilian government as Deputy Secretary for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance. 1999, became Brazil's Foreign Trade Secretary. Currently, Managing Director, Latin America and Head of the São Paulo office, Teneo Holdings, an international strategic consultancy with headquarters in New York. Director, International Negotiations, Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP). Vice-President, CECOMÉRCIO. Associate Professor, School for Advanced Advertising and Marketing Studies (ESPM), Brazil. Academic Adviser, Rio Branco Diplomatic Academy, Ministry of External Relations of Brazil (Itamaraty).