Fundação Dom Cabral International Advisory Council
First Meeting - 2009
The first edition of the International Advisory Council had the participation of 45 members. Chaired by Dean Don Jacobs, the first session, held in the morning of August 18th, brought the panel Brazil: The Challenge of Sustainable Development, with the participation of Senator Marina Silva; Mr. João Carlos Ferraz (Brazilian Development Bank - BNDES); and Mr. Enrique Inglesias, chairman of the Secretaría General Iberoamericana.
In the afternoon, the participants had the opportunity to hear and interact with Minister Henrique Meirelles, Governor of the Brazilian Central Bank, followed by a private meeting and dinner at Palacio da Liberdade, hosted by Governor Aécio Neves.
On the 19th, the International Advisory Council members and the participants of the second Five Diamond Conference had a joint session to hear the challenges facing enterprises from emerging markets, which was delivered by Mr. Fabio Barbosa, CFO of Vale from Brazil at the time; Mr. Mark Cutifani, CEO of AngloGold Ashanti from South Africa; and Mr. Gustavo Grobocopatel, CEO of the Los Grobos Group, from Argentina.
The 1st International Advisory Council meeting was closed with a roundtable to evaluate and discuss FDC’s opportunities and challenges in future scenarios. To celebrate the ending of the meeting and the beginning of a lasting relationship, a Araguaney (Ipê-Amarelo)tree was planted in Aloysio Faria’s garden.
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