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GFI Welcomes Brazil’s Nelson Barbosa to Advisory Board

Clark Gascoigne, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222

Former Deputy Finance Minister Brings Wealth of Experience

WASHINGTON, DC – Global Financial Integrity (GFI) announced today that Nelson Barbosa, the former deputy finance minister of Brazil, has joined the organization’s Advisory Board. GFI, a research and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, will benefit from Dr. Barbosa’s many years of experience working to curb tax haven secrecy and curtail illicit financial flows from the highest levels of government.

Raymond Baker, President of Global Financial Integrity, said, “Nelson is an outstanding addition to our Advisory Board. He has years of experience working to boost governance, combat tax evasion, and curb corruption in Latin America’s largest economy, as well as a strong background at international fora such as the G20 and the BRICS. We look forward to receiving his guidance on how we can better craft and pursue our agenda to curtail illicit flows in Brazil, in Latin America, and globally.”

Dr. Barbosa is currently a Professor at both the São Paulo School of Economics (Getulio Vargas Foundation) and the Institute of Economics (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).  From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Barbosa served as Brazil’s Deputy Finance Minister.   He previously served as Secretary of Economic Policy (2009-2010), Secretary of Economic Monitoring (2007-2008), and earlier as an analyst at the Brazilian Central Bank.  Dr. Barbosa holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York.

The rest of GFI’s Advisory Board consists of Arvinn Eikeland Gadgil, Kenneth M. Jensen, Eva Joly, Robert M. Morgenthau, Moisés Naím, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and John C. Whitehead.


Notes to Editors:

  • Click here to read an HTML version of this press release on our website.
  • Click here for a complete list of GFI’s Advisory Board members.
  • GFI published a study on illicit financial flows from Brazil on September 8, 2014. Click here to learn more about the report, titled “Brazil: Capital Flight, Illicit Flows, and Macroeconomic Crises, 1960-2012.”
  • GFI co-hosted a day-long conference on Brazil’s illicit financial flows on September 9, 2014. Click here to learn more about the event, watch videos of the speakers and panels, view images, and download PowerPoint presentations.

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Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is a Washington, DC-based research and advocacy organization, which promotes transparency in the international financial system as a means to global development.

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