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Position: Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships at the World Tourism Organization
Bio: Brazilian national, graduated in Economics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte) in 1979, obtained a Master’s in Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, Netherlands) in 1986.
Has an extensive experience both at the state of Minas Gerais and at the federal governments in Brazil, especially in development and project finance, investment promotion, public funds policies and management, as well as a member of several public committees and boards.
Served for seven years as Vice-Minister in two portfolios – Tourism (2003/2007) and Institutional Relations of the Presidency (2007/2009) – before joining UNWTO as the Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships in January 2010. Since January 2014, he holds the position of Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations.