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Lecture with Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira, Deputy Minister for Brazil

Mon, Mar 12, 2012, 6:00pm - 7:30pm


You are cordially invited to a special lecture with 

Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira, Ph.D.
Deputy Minister for Brazil

Monday, March 12
6:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira holds a PhD in Technological and Industrial Competitiveness from the University of Sussex (England), a master’s degree in Latin American Economics from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).

He took part in the creation and later presided the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development – ABDI -, was Coordinator of Industrial, Technological and Foreign Trade Policy of the Brazilian Federal Government, and Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Council for Industrial Development – CNDI.

In 2007, Alessandro Teixeira took office as President of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – Apex-Brasil. In 2010, the Agency was considered the best agency in the world for foreign trade promotion by the International Trade Center – ITC-UNCTAD. In May 2009, it was appointed by the World Bank as one of the top agencies in investment attraction in the world and the best in terms of commercial promotion in the Americas.

Since 2008, he also holds the presidency of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies – WAIPA -, an association of investment that holds promotion agencies of over 160 countries. From 2009 to 2011, Alessandro Teixeira was the President of the Iberian-American Network of Commercial Promotion Organizations – REDIBERO -, an association of commercial promotion agencies of Latin American and Caribbean countries (affiliated to the Inter-American Development Bank).

Alessandro Teixeira has wide international experience, having been a consultant for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), as well as for the National Health System (NHS) of the British Government, and an Economic Consultant for the Academy of Sciences, in Paris. 

He has presented over a 1000 lectures on five continents, covering themes such as Brazilian, International and Industrial Economy in forums such as the World Economic Forum, The Economics Analysis, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Teixeira also worked as Director of Economic and Market Survey for Division Ltd. (an IT company in England) and an Economic Consultant for the Foundation for Economic Studies (FIPE), in Brazil. He started his professional career as a trainee for economic analysis in Brazilian communication company Grupo RBS.

In the academic field, he worked as professor in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and as lecturer and researcher of International Marketing, E-Commerce and Industrial Economy in the University of Sussex, England.

In 1998, Alessandro Teixeira was nominated for “Young Leader” by Sasakawa Foundation, from Japan. In April 2007, Teixeira was granted with Comenda da Ordem do Rio Branco, an award that the Brazilian government gives to those who made relevant contributions to the country. 

In 2008, he was nominated for “Personality of the Year 2008 – Latin America” by the prestigious British newspaper The Financial Times. 

In January 2011, Alessandro Teixeira took office as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, in Brazil.

Currently, Teixeira is Executive Secretary of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum, the UK-Brazil Forum, the India-Brazil Forum and the Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO Brazil-UK), as well as a member of the World Economic Forum. He is also Counselor of the Brazilian Bank for Economic and Social Development – BNDES, Counselor of the Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises – SEBRAE, and Chairman of several Brazilian institutions, such as Apex-Brasil and Suframa (Superintendency of Manaus Free Trade Zone).

Alessandro Teixeira is 40 years old and was born in Porto Alegre, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.