PRESIDENT – ROBERTO JAGUARIBE GOMES DE MATTOS
Graduated in Systems Engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe joined the diplomatic service in 1978. He served abroad as the Brazilian Ambassador to China and to the United Kingdom, and was Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC. At the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he held the posts of Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs II, Director of the Trade Promotion Department and head of the Intellectual Property and Sensitive Technologies Division, among others. He also held the posts of President of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Secretary of Industrial Technology at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, and Secretary of International Affairs at the Ministry of Planning and Budget. Currently, Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe is President of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - Apex-Brasil.
DIRECTOR – MARCIA NEJAIM GALVÃO DE ALMEIDA
Graduated in business administration from the University of Pernambuco, with post-graduate studies in Marketing from FGV, and Business Administration and Management from Harvard University, Marcia Nejaim has worked at Apex-Brasil since 2005. In the last two years, she worked as Business Director’s Office Manager, advising all initiatives carried out by the Agency for the promotion of exports, internationalization and investment attraction. She was responsible for structuring the Investment Department, in a project with the World Bank, and for projects related to increasing the competitiveness of exporting companies, at the Competitiveness and Innovation area. Previously, she worked in strategic consulting, the information technology industry and retail.
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DIRECTOR – FRANCISCO DE ASSIS LEME FRANCO
Francisco de Assis Leme Franco is a specialist in Public Policy and Management and has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Government from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). He was president of the Brazilian Mint from 2012 to 2015. Before this, he filled strategic positions at the ministries of Planning, Finance, and Welfare, and at the National Land Transportation Agency (ANTT). At the Ministry of Planning, he was Secretary of the Federal Budget and Secretary of Planning and Strategic Investments, as well as Undersecretary of Planning and Budget. At the Ministry of Finance, he performed the roles of Adjunct Executive Secretary and Adjunct Secretary of Economic Monitoring.