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Persio Arida

Chairman of BTG Pactual Asset Management
Managing Partner

Persio Arida is Board member, statutory Director and Chairman of Asset Management at BTG Pactual.

Prior to BTG Pactual, Dr. Arida was Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil and President of the National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES). In the private sector Dr. Arida was Board Member of Itaú, Vale, Unibanco and Sul América. He was also Director of Opportunity Asset Management and Brazil Warrant Holdings.

Dr. Arida holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has published several papers in specialized journals. He was a Professor at the University of São Paulo and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Arida held research appointments at Oxford University, Smithsonian Institution and the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

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