The Brazil-U.S. Business Council cordially invites Senior Executives from our board-level member companies to attend a Roundtable Discussion on the Outlook for the Brazilian Economy featuring Brazil’s Finance Minister Joaquim Levy.
Minister Levy will be in Washington to attend the Brazil-U.S. Economic and Financial Dialogue hosted by U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, and will visit the Brazil-U.S. Business Council for a roundtable discussion with senior executives from our board level membership (invitations will be sent by email).
Ministry of Finance
Joaquim Levy, 53, born in Rio de Janeiro, has been the Minister of Finance of Brazil since January, 2015. Minister Levy holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. He is a graduate of Naval Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Prior to his current role, Levy was head of asset management at Bradesco, Latin America’s second-largest bank.
In January 2007, he was appointed Secretary of Finance of the State of Rio de Janeiro, leaving in May 2010. On Levy’s watch, Rio de Janeiro state was bumped up to investment grade by S&P and became the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. In April 2006, Levy took over as vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) but stepped down within 7 months for alleged differences with Luis Alberto Moreno. He held a secretariat position at Brazil’s Treasury Department during Luiz Inacio Lula’s presidency (2003-2006). He also worked at the European Central Bank (1999-2000) and at the International Monetary Fund (1992-1999).More Testimonials