Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bresco Investimentos S.A., a leading Brazilian real estate investment company specialized in corporate properties. Prior to Bresco, Mr. Betancourt was the founder and CEO of Bracor Investimentos Imobiliários, a partnership with Sam Zell's Equity International Group, a company recognized in the marketplace as one of the most successful stories in the history of Brazilian real estate, with close to US$2B invested in institutional quality corporate properties. Mr. Betancourt has more than 25 years of experience in the Brazilian real estate market. On a personal note, Mr. Betancourt is one of the founders of Brazil's highly awarded social project: Meninos do Morumbi, which through the use of percussion instruments assists more than 5000 teenagers from the shantytowns of São Paulo. He was also member of the International Board of YPO – Young Presidents Organization. Mr. Betancourt received a B.B.A. from Fundação Getulio Vargas, in São Paulo (Brazil), and an MBA from Pace University, New York.
Marcílio Marques Moreira
Former Minister of Economy and Planning, former Brazilian Ambassador in Washington, and former Country Advisor for Merrill Lynch in Brazil. During his career Mr. Moreira was also a member of several Boards of companies and organizations, including BRASILPAR, PREVER, Novotel, Club Mediterranée, IBM, Coca-Cola, R.J. Reynolds, Hoechst, General Electric, Textron, Embratel.
Mr. Moreira was President of the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro and President of the Public Ethics Commission of the Republic Presidency.