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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, made up of a CEO, and a maximum of four directors elected for three-year terms, is the executive entity whose responsibility is to implement initiatives that are in line with the objectives of the Center, and to administer the institution`s finances. The current Board of Directors started his term on October 19, 2018.


  • Roberto Saturnino Braga



Graduated in civil and economic engineering, with courses from ECLAC and ISEB. He was a BNDES employee since the first bank competition in 1956. He had a long political life, as a councilman, federal deputy and senator for three terms, being the first mayor of Rio de Janeiro elected by direct vote of the people. Writer with 15 published books, politics and fiction literature. He presides over the International Celso Furtado Center for Development Policy and the Casa Grande Cultural Institute. 




  • Beatriz Bíssio (UFRJ)
  • Marcos Dantas (UFRJ)
  • Mônica Bruckmann (UFRJ)
  • Mônica Lessa (UERJ)



Updated Oct. 19 2018. 

 Crédito da foto: Centro Celso Furtado / Carlos Will

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