Bachelor’s degree in Economics granted by the University of Sao Paulo (1975). He was director and President at the Cotia Trading S/A (1977/1988), former Executive Secretary of Foreign Trade Council (CAMEX), from 2000/2002 – council attached to the Presidency of Republic. Today he is President at the Brasilis Comércio Exterior S.A., Brex Group Ltd., Kaduna Consultoria e Participações and Mineração São Francisco de Assis. He is also Board Member of Multigrain S.A. and Search Minerals Inc. (Canada). He is Chairman of LIDE Infrastructure and President of CEAL- Latin America Business Council – Brazil. And is now since 2014 the President of the Brazilian Chapter of CEAL (Conselho Empresarial de América Latina). He was Executive Director of the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs (DEREX) at the Federation of Industries of State of Sao Paulo (FIESP) for the period of 2004/2013. He was also President at FUNCEX – Fundação Centro de Estudos de Comércio Exterior (2004/2009) and President at the Brazilian Export Beef Association (ABIEC) (2008/2010). He is author of the book “Memórias de um Trader” (2002).