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The U.S. - Brazil CEO Forum
An initiative to improve policies and promote increased trade and investment.

The U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

The U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum offers an opportunity for U.S. private sector leaders representing companies of all sizes and sectors to join Brazilian industry leaders and provide joint input directly to the U.S. and Brazilian Presidential offices and Commerce Secretaries on what the two governments can do to help companies grow and succeed in both countries.

Specifically, the Forum brings together up to 12 U.S. and 12 Brazilian CEOs to develop joint policy recommendations to the U.S. and Brazilian Governments on ways to increase bilateral trade and commerce. The Forum is co-chaired by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Director of the National Economic Council/National Security Council on behalf of the U.S. Government; it is co-chaired by the Brazilian Minister of Economy and Presidential Chief of Staff on behalf of the Brazilian Government. The U.S. Government selects the U.S. members, and the Brazilian Government selects the Brazilian members. Since its launch in 2007, CEO Forum members have been instrumental in critical policy developments that improve the business environment in the U.S. and Brazilian markets.

For details on how the Forum works, please see the Terms of Reference

For eligibility criteria and application requirements to join the U.S. Section, please see the U.S. Commerce Department’s most recent Call for Applications.

For the latest news on the Forum, please see the following Press Release.

Current Members of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

U.S. CEO Forum Members

1.       Mr. José (Joe) Almeida, Chairman, President & CEO, Baxter International
2.       Mr. Jason Andringa, President & CEO, Vermeer Corporation
3.       Mr. Michael Carter, President, Amsted Rail Co. Inc.
4.       Mr. Robert B. Ford, President & CEO, Abbott
5.       Mr. Andres Gluski, President & CEO, The AES Corporation
6.       Mr. Mauro Gregorio, CEO, Dow Silicones *(U.S. Private Sector Co-chair)
7.       Mr. Joc O’Rourke, President & CEO, The Mosaic Company
8.       Mr. Mark Sutton, Chairman & CEO, International Paper
9.       Mr. Jabali Wells, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blackpoll Capital Partners, LLC.
10.     Dr. James Wertz, President & CEO, Microcosm, Inc.
11.     Mr. Ken Xie, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Fortinet Inc.

Brazilian CEO Forum Members

1.    Mr. Fabricio Bloisi, CEO, Movile
2.    Mr. Roberto Castello Branco, CEO, Petrobras
3.    Mr. José Luis Cutrale, CEO, Cutrale
4.    Mr. Joao Paulo Brotto Gonçalves Ferreira, CEO, Natura Cosméticos
5.    Mr. Francisco Gomes Neto, President & CEO, Embraer
6.    Mr. Thiago Dos Santos Piau, CEO, StoneCo
7.    Mr. Fernando Galletti de Queiroz, CEO, Minerva Foods
8.    Mr. Harry Schmelzer Jr., President & CEO, WEG Group
9.    Mr. Marco Stefanini, Founder & CEO, Stefanini IT Solutions *(Brazilian Private Sector Co-chair) 
10.    Mr. Gustavo Werneck, President & CEO, Gerdau

Member list updated 7/28/2021

For more information, please contact:

Christopher Di Trolio 
Brazil Desk Officer
Christopher.DiTrolio@trade.gov
+1-202-823-0530

Raquel Silva
Brazil & Argentina Desk Officer
Raquel.Silva@trade.gov
+1-202-482-4157