Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President of São Paulo’s Agency of Promotion of Investments and Competitiveness – InvestSP (since May 2019)
Lawyer in Brasília, practising at High Courts and at the Federal Justice (since 1979)
Member of the Legal Council of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo – FIESP (since May 2019)
Minister of Justice and Public Security; Minister of Justice (June 2017 – December 2018)
Minister of Transparency and Control (June 2016 – May 2017)
Justice of the Superior Electoral Court (1992-96; 1988-92)
Member, Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter – The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Center (Atlanta, Georgia, since 2010)
Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Brasília (1977-95). Postgraduate courses at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1978-79), Georgetown University (Washington, DC, 1977) and the International Institute for Human Rights (Strasbourg, France, 1982)
Lawyer of the Brazilian government in the United Nations Commission on Transnational Corporations in New York and Geneva (1980-81) and of SIDERBRÁS in the negotiation of Tubarão Plant with Kawasaki Steel and FINSIDER Italy (1974).
Lecturer on topics related to Brazilian law, politics and economy in foreign study centers - Universities of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Minnesota, Pace, Temple, Loyola and Samford (United States), and McGill (Canada), Council on Foreign Relations (New York and Chicago), Institute for International Economics (Washington, DC), Brazil-United States (New York and Miami) and Brazil-Canada (Toronto and Montreal) Chambers of Commerce, in the Jerusalem Center for Federal Studies, and in legislative and judicial bodies and study centers in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Benin, Republic Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic (since 1979).
Lecturer on topics related to constitutional law and electoral law in Regional Electoral Courts, Divisions of the Brazilian Bar Association, state associations of the Magistracy and the Public Prosecutor's Office and Law Schools (since 1992).
State missions for the negotiation of treaties and international agreements on legal and public security cooperation with the governments of Argentina, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Georgia, the United States, the Hague Conference, the OECD (Paris) and the UN (Geneva) (2016-18)
Author of book “Direito Eleitoral Positivo” and articles and opinions published in specialized journals, as well as articles in the press.
João Vicente Guariba
Specialist in public management with more than 20 years of experience, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Tourism from Faculdade Ibero Americana, with Minor degree in Environmental Management. He also has a graduation as journalist and radio broadcaster at Senac–SP.
He worked at the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX–Brasil). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Housing and Urban Development Company of the State of São Paulo (CDHU), having previously worked as an executive in the sector. He has also worked at the São Paulo Metropolitan Transportation Company (EMTU) and was a Director at Companhia Prudentina de Desenvolvimento (Prudenco).
Guariba has extensive experience in the legislative process. He has held various positions at the Federal Senate, Chamber of Deputies, Legislative Assembly of the State of São Paulo, and Mayor Faria Lima Foundation – Center of Studies and Research on Municipal Administration (CEPAM).
Leonardo Ruiz Machado
Graduated in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Leonardo Ruiz Machado has extensive experience in the development and management of business environments. Throughout his career, he has served as Legal Director of Walmart in Brazil and Director of Integration of Walmart in Chile, where he lived as an expatriate. He served as Executive at PwC’s consulting area and was a partner at Machado, Meyer, Sendacz and Opice law firm.
Over the past few years, he has held the position of Director of Compliance and Institutional Relations of the Construcap Group, focusing on risk management and institutional relations involving concession contracts and Public-Private Partnerships in infrastructure, health and entertainment projects, in addition to large private works.
Leonardo is part of the Executive Board of InvestSP and leads the Department of Investment Projects, whose main objective is to advise private companies in the dialogue with public agencies, providing support to the decision-making processes that seek to implement new projects in the State of São Paulo and enhance the competitiveness of existing projects.
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