Graduate in Management, Vanderbilt University, US. Formerly: Director, Institute for Advanced Studies; 1997-2001, President, University of São Paulo. Currently: Professor of Strategy and International Affairs, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Senior Adviser, World Economic Forum; Honorary doctorate, Université Lumiere, Lyon. Author of several books and editor, Economic Growth and Income Distribution in Brazil: Priorities for Change (2007), awarded Brazil's 2008 Jabuti Prize for Best Book in Economics and Business; GHG Emissions Reduction and Management in the Amazon (forthcoming 2011). Recipient of awards: Chevalier de la Legion d´Honneur, France; Officier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, France; Medal of Scientific Merit, Brazil.