BRAZIL FORUM UK

SPEAKERS

The Brazil Forum UK will bring some of the most renowned specialists in many areas to discuss and presente their expectations on the issues that the country is currently facing

Celso Amorim

Celso Amorim 

Brazilian former Minister of External Relations under President Itamar Franco and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and former Minister of Defence under President Dilma Rousseff, in 2009 Ambassador Amorim was named by Foreign Policy as the "world's best foreign minister"

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Luís Roberto Barroso

Justice at the Supreme Court in Brazil, he obtained his master's degree at Yale University and his J.D. and S.J.D. at the Rio de Janeiro State University, where he works as a Constitutional Law Tenured Professor. Barros was also a visiting scholar at Harvard University (2011) and lecturer at University of Poitiers

Luís Adams

Luís Inácio Adams

Brazil's General Attorney for over 6 years (2009 - 2016), Luís Inácio Adams has held several high level positions in the Brazilian Government. Currently, he is about to become Partner at Tauil & Chequer Advogados, which is associated to Mayer Brown law firm. Luís Inácio Adams is also professor in renowned Brazilian universities

Carolina Matos

Carolina Matos

Journalist, lecturer and researcher with 23 years of work experience in several renowned educational institutions such as City University London, University of Essex, and LSE and also media organisations, Carolina holds a masters degree in Film and Television Studies from University of Warwick and PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College

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Deltan Dallagnol

Brazilian public prosecutor of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPF), Dallagnol is the lead prosecutor of the Operação Lava Jato (Car-Wash Operation). He holds a Law degree from the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) and a master's degree from Harvard

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Alessandro Molon

Federal Deputy at the Lower House of the Brazilian Congress, Molon holds a degree in History from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) and in Law from PUC/RIO, with a master’s degree in History from UFF

Esther Flesch

Esther Flesch

Head of the Brazilian Compliance group at Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, Esther holds a PhD from University of São Paulo and a LL.M from University of Michigan

Plinio Nastari

Plínio Nastari

President and CEO of Datagro Consulting Ltd., one of the world’s leading consulting company specialized in agricultural markets, serving clients in 41 countries. He was also a professor of Economics at FGV. Dr. Nastari holds M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Agricultural Economics, from Iowa State University

Timothy Power

Timothy Power

 Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme at the University of Oxford, Professor Timothy Power holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. His research is mainly concerned about democratization and political institutions in modern Latin America, in particular Brazil

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Luiz Felipe Pondé

 Brazilian philosopher, writer and essayist, Pondé is the author of the book "The Politically Incorrect Guide of Philosophy", among others. He holds a PhD from the Universidade de São Paulo and a Post-Doctorate from the University of Tel Aviv

Sue Branford

Sue Branford

 Foreign correspondent in Brazil for the Financial Times from 1974-1979, she is currently working as a free-lance, regularly writing for the Guardian, the BBC, the New Scientist and Latin America Bureau. Sue Branford holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from University of Bristol and a Master's degree in Latin American Government from University of Essex

Persio Arida

Persio Arida

 Brazilian economist and former president of Central Bank of Brazil, Pérsio Arida holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from University of São Paulo and a Ph.D in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is currently the Chairman of BTG Pactual, a Brazilian investment bank

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Carla Ferreira

Leading  Infrastructure Finance deals in Brazil and abroad, Carla has over ten years of experience in project finance and investment banking. She led the Natural Resources and Infra Project Finance team at Banco Bradesco BBI and also acted as consultant for the International Finance Corporation (IFC, World Bank Group), covering deals in EMENA

Paulo Galvão

Paulo Roberto Galvão de Carvalho

 Brazilian public prosecutor of the Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF), Paulo Roberto Galvão is engaged in the Operação Lava Jato (Car-Wash Operation). He holds a law degree from Bahia Federal University and an LL.M in Public Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science

Daniel Coelho

Daniel Coelho

 Federal Deputy representing the Brazilian state of Pernambuco in the Northeast, Daniel is a young, but experienced politician, from PSDB party. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from Universidade de Pernambuco (UPE) and a master's degree in the same field from University of Bornemouth. 

João Pedro Gebran Neto

João Pedro Gebran Neto

Judge at the Federal Appeal Court of the 4th region, João Pedro Gebran is responsible for the Car-Wash Operation appeals. He holds a Bachelor in Law from the Faculdade de Direito de Curitiba (1988) and a master’s from the Federal University of Paraná (2001)

Gustavo Maia

Gustavo Maia

Co-founder at Colab, a citizen-to-government and government-to-citizen engagement tool, elected the best urban app of the world by New Cities Foundation and startup with greatest social impact and greatest potencial to become global by IDB 

 

Otávio Frias

Otavio Frias Filho

Brazilian newspaper editor, Otavio Frias Filho is Folha de S.Paulo’s editorial director since 1984, as well as Grupo Folha’s editorial director, one of the most important media conglomerates in Brazil. He holds a Law degree from University of São Paulo and post-graduate degree in Social Sciences from the same university

Marcus André Melo

Marcus André Melo

Brazilian political scientist, Melo holds a PhD degree from the Sussex University and a Post-Doctorate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Former United Nations and World Bank consultant, Melo is a professor in several Brazilian renewed universities

Silvia Salek

Silvia Salek

Brazilian journalist based in London for over 10 years, Salek is the head of BBC Brasil at BBC World Service. She holds a Masters in Development Studies and Social Anthropology from Birkbeck, University of London

Izabela Correa

Izabela Corrêa

PhD Candidate at the London School of Economics (LSE), Izabela studies the logics of transparency policies. She is also the co-Founder of Projeto Brasil, a NGO that organises and publishes data to inform citizens during electoral periods. She was the Coordinator of Transparency and Integrity in the Federal Government for seven years

 

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João Francisco Araújo Maria

MPP Candidate at University of Oxford, he coordinated the major program of water supply for rural poor communities in Brazil and worked with isolated indigenous tribes in Amazon. Author of the book Caminhos para Nova Política, forwarded by Marina Silva, João lived in a slum in Brasilia doing voluntary work. In 2014 was candidate to the parliament at DF with a campaign focused in digital democracy

Alan Charlton

Alan Charlton

British former diplomat who was Ambassador to Brazil from 2008 to 2013, Alan has worked on advinsing several institutions such as Brazilian and UK companies, University of London, and King's College London's Brazil Institute. He attended Nottingham High School, and then Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (MA), Leicester University (PGCE) and Manchester University (BLing)

Fernanda Brollo

Fernanda Brollo

Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, Dr. Fernanda's primary research interests are political economy and public finance. She focuses on Brazilian political economy aspects such as women in Brazilian politics, political corruption, the welfare system and resource allocation. She holds a Ph.D in Economics from University of "Luigi Bocconi"

Bernardo Ivo Cruz

Bernardo Ivo-Cruz

Chief Executive Officer at True Bridge Consultancy, professor in several universities in the UK and Portugal, former Portugues Business Development Agency Country Manager in Brazil and in the UK, Bernardo Ivo-Cruz holds - as a British Foreign and Commonwealth Chevening Scholar - a PhD in Politics from the University of Bristol

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André Ferraz

 CEO and Co-Founder @ In-Loco Media, the world's first mobile ad-network powered by indoor location technology and the largest Brazilian mobile advertising company. André holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo

Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo

 Partner of the Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, he has advised Brazilian and International companies on capital and market transactions in Brazil over the past 20 years. Rodrigo holds a Master of Laws degree from University of Chicago

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WHEN AND WHERE

June 17th - 8am to 7pm - London

June 18th - 8am to 7pm - Oxford