The LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) is pleased to welcome the Brazilian Minister of Finance, Mr Henrique Meirelles. Mr Meirelles will present a talk on recent reforms and future challenges of the Brazilian economy. The event will take place at Wolfson Theatre in the New Academic Building. The talk will be chaired by .
Henrique de Campos Meirelles was appointed Minister of Finance of Brazil in May 12, 2016, by President Michael Temer. He was first elected Congressman in 2002, representing the State of Goiás, and then served as President of the Central Bank of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, during President Lula's administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of São Paulo and a master of business administration degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
With over 28 years experience in the banking and financial sectors, he has served as President of BankBoston Corporation, Chairman of Lazard Americas, Kohlberg Kravis and Robert´s Senior Advisor (KKR), Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bedrock, Member of the Council of Lloyd’s of London, and Member of the Board of Directors of Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras.
Mr Meirelles has also been a member of the Advisory Board of Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Carroll School of Management at the Boston College.
In the 1990s, he founded Associação Viva o Centro, a NGO working on the revitalization of the downtown area in São Paulo.
Prof Francisco Panizza is Professor in Latin American and Comparative Politics at the Department of Government in the LSE.
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