About CINDES

About CINDES

Centre for Studies in Integration and Development

Created in March 2006, the Centre for Studies in Integration and Development (CINDES) is a research institute that seeks to contribute to the deepening of the debate about the relations between Brazilian development and its international integration. Since then CINDES has consolidated as a policy-oriented studies centre that analyses Brazilian foreign economic policy, its positions and interests in different negotiation fora, the evolution of the global scenario and its impacts on the country’s economy and policies.

Through its studies, research and seminars, CINDES establishes itself as an independent think tank. In our view, Brazil’s international insertion should be guided by the following values:

CINDES works alongside a network of organizations and specialists in Brazil and abroad, developing studies and research lines, organizing seminars and meetings and disseminating information on integration and social and economic development.

Board of Directors

Sandra Polónia Rios

Sandra Polónia Rios

Sandra Rios is a Director of CINDES, the Center for Integration and Development Studies, an independent think tank in Rio de Janeiro. Her areas of expertise include trade negotiations and trade policy. She teaches Trade Policy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and acts as a consultant for the National Confederation of Industry of Brazil (CNI). She has been a researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea). Sandra Rios has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).
Pedro da Motta Veiga

Pedro da Motta Veiga

Pedro da Motta Veiga is a director at CINDES (Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento) and partner/diretor at Ecostrat Consultores. He is a regional consultant at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, permanent consultant at the National Confederation of Industry of Brazil (CNI), member and coordinator of the Steering Committeee at the Latin American Trade Network (LATN).
José Tavares de Araujo Jr.

José Tavares de Araujo Jr.

José Tavares de Araujo Jr. is a director at CINDES (Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento) and diretor at Ecostrat Consultores. He has a PhD in Economics, awarded by the University of London, retired professor at UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), ex-Executive Secretary of Comissão de Política Aduaneira (1985-88) and CAMEX (1995), and ex-Secretary of Economic assistance of the Ministry of Finance (2003-04). He wrote several papers which were published in over 10 countries, with various themes including international trade, industrial organization and competition policies. As an independent consultant, has worked for the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Organization of the American States (OAS), Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA), Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), and the United Nation for the Industrial Development (UNIDO).
Roberto Magno Iglesias

Roberto Magno Iglesias

Roberto Magno Iglesias is a director at CINDES (Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento) and has a PhD in Economics, awarded by the University of Oxford. He teaches at Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and worked as the Deputy-Secretary of Economic Policy for the Ministry of Finance. Acted as the coordinator at the National Confederation of Industry of Brazil (CNI), economist at FUNCEX (Fundação de Estudos de Comércio Exterior), consultant at the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA), World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank. Roberto Iglesias also has innumerous papers on macroeconomics, international trade, trade policy, Brazilian investment abroad, tobacco control and taxes on cigarettes.

Associate Researchers

Adilson de Oliveira

Adilson de Oliveira

Adilson de Oliveira has a degree in Chemical Engineering at USP (1969), with a post graduate degree in Business Administration at FGV-SP (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 1972), with specialization in Energy Saving awarded by the Economic and Legal Energy Institute, at the University of Grenoble, France (1976) and a PhD in Economic Development by the same institution (1977). Began his career teaching at the Engineering Post-Graduate Program at UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), being one of the creators of the interdisciplinary course in Energy (nowadays the Energy planning program). In 1992, moved to the Economic Institute at UFRJ and created the Energy sector, where his still lectures. Throughout his career, Adilson de Oliveira published various papers in national and international specialized journals and as a consultant; he worked for several international organizations. From 1999 to 2001 he coordinated an international research network that developed the Reform of the Energy Industries (in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America), financed by the European Union. During the reform of the electric sector, Adilson de Oliveira was a consultant for the Ministério de Minas e Energia (MME) and he most recent activity was consulting a national program called Programa de Mobilização da Indústria do Petróleo e do Gás Natural (Prominp).
Eduardo Augusto Guimarães

Eduardo Augusto Guimarães

Eduardo Augusto Guimarães is a civil engineer, economist and holds a PhD in Economics, awarded by the University of London (1980). Eduardo was a researcher at IPEA (Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada), economist at FINEP (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos), director of the Institute of Industrial Economics of UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), research director, head-director and Chairman of the IBGE, National Treasury Secretary, President of BANESPA and President of the Bank of Brazil. Throughout his career he was a member of the boards of several public and private companies and member of the audit committees of companies that belonged in the financial sector.

Eduardo Augusto Guimarães was professor in the Department of Economics, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), Department of Economics at UFF (Universidade Federal Fluminense) and professor at UFRJ Economics. Held consulting activities with international organizations: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre; United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU / WIDER); World Bank; Economic Commission for Latin America; United Nations Development Programme – UNDP; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He now continues to perform consulting activities to the National Confederation of Industry of Brazil (CNI), FUNCEX, National Land Transport Agency (ANTT), the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the business associations and private companies.

Eduardo Viola

Eduardo Viola

Eduardo Viola is a professor at the International Relations Institute at the University of Brasilia (UNB) since 1993. He was a visiting professor at several universities, including Stanford, Texas, Amsterdam, Colorado and Notre Dame. He is a member of several national and international scientific committees. He is the author of 5 books, 40 book chapters and 75 articles published in specialized journals in various countries. The main themes include: Environmental Policy, International Climate Change Policy, The International System in the Anthropocene and Brazilian Foreign Policy. In addition he supervised more than 80 dissertations in masters and PhD programs.
Leane Cornet Naidin

Leane Cornet Naidin

Leane Cornet Naidin has a degree and PhD in economics, awarded by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She has expertise in the field of trade defense and trade policies. She is an adjunct professor in the International Relations department at PUC-Rio. She is a researcher at the BRICS Policy Center in Development Center, Trade, Finance and Investment. Was once coordinator at the National Trade Defense Committee of the Mercosur and representative of Brazil’s Foreign Trade Secretariat WTO negotiations, FTAA and Mercosur. She served as Panelist of the World Trade Organization in trade disputes and in the trade defense area. She also is part of the Brazilian Expert list under the Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the Preferential Trade Agreement between Mercosur and India and acts as an economic consultant in international trade in commercial and defense policy issues.
José Augusto Fernandes

José Augusto Fernandes

José Augusto Coelho Fernandes holds a MSc in Economics from the Department of Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He was Director of Policies and Strategy of the National Confederation of Industry – CNI and of the International Chamber of Commerce ICC – Brazil and former president of the Fundação Centro de Estudos de Comércio Exterior – FUNCEX. He is a member of the Board of the Center for Integration and Development Studies – CINDES and a former member of the boards of INAE, IBMEC, of the civil society advisory committee of the IDB and of the Global Agenda Council Latin America of the World Economic Forum. He was CNI’s representative on the BIAC- Business Industry Advisory Committee/OECD and on the Global Business Coalition. His professional experience includes a long career associated with the development of agendas aimed at the country’s institutional modernization, competitiveness and international insertion.

Advisory Board

Carlos Mariani Bittencourt
Eduardo Augusto Guimarães
João Paulo Veiga
José Serrador
Marcelo de Paiva Abreu
Pedro de Camargo Neto
Ricardo Markwald
Rubens Ricupero

Intern

Letícia Patiño Borges
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