Roberto Campos Neto
|Birth||28 June 1969, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Roberto de Oliveira Campos Neto (born 28 June 1969) is a Brazilian economist, former executive of Banco Santander, and current president of Central Bank of Brazil. He is the grandson of Brazilian politician and economist Roberto de Oliveira Campos.
On 15 November 2018 Campos Neto was announced as the future President of the Central Bank of Brazil in the administration of Jair Bolsonaro.
Early life and education
Campos Neto was born in 1969. His grandfather Roberto de Oliveira Campos was a planning minister in the tenure of President Castelo Branco, and previously helped to create the Brazilian Development Bank.
Campos Neto studied economics and finance at UCLA, from which he received a bachelor's degree. He holds two master's degrees, one in economics from UCLA and another in applied mathematics from Caltech.
From 1996 to 1999, Campos Neto worked at Banco Bozano Simonsen, and from 2000 to 2003, he headed Santander Brasil's department of international fixed income. In 2006 he was named the trading head of Santander, and in 2010 became the chief of treasury and regional and international markets of the bank. Campos Neto is a close acquaintance of Paulo Guedes, the Economy minister.
On 26 February 2019, Campos Neto's appointment was approved by both Committee of Economic Affairs and the Federal Senate floor, with voting of 26–0 and 55–6, respectively.
- International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ex-Officio Alternate Member of the Board of Governors (since 2019)
- World Bank, Ex-Officio Alternate Member of the Board of Governors (since 2019)