WHO WE ARE



ABOUT APEX-BRASIL

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy.
Apex-Brasil organizes several initiatives aiming to promote Brazilian exports abroad. The Agency´s efforts comprise trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, arrangement of technical visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, and other select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad.
Apex-Brasil also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Brazil, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support to foreign investors willing to allocate resources in Brazil.

MISSION AND VISION
MISSION
To develop the competitiveness of Brazilian companies, promoting the internationalization of their businesses and the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
VISION
Brazil in the World: Innovative, Competitive and Sustainable.

SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES
Apex-Brasil uses different strategies to promote the competitiveness of Brazilian companies during their internationalization process. Learn more about the services offered by the Agency to Brazilian companies aiming to enter international markets:
Market Intelligence
Market studies and analyses are frequently performed, in order to assist companies and partners find the best opportunities abroad.
Entrepreneurial Training
The Agency offers capacity-building and consulting services that increase competitiveness and promote the exporting culture within the Brazilian business community, enabling companies to face the challenges of the international market.
Internationalization Strategies
Set of services designed to assist companies and partners in defining strategies for international markets, and advancing in their internationalization process.
Business and Image Promotion
Initiatives developed to facilitate the access of Brazilian companies to foreign markets, diversifying the destinations of Brazilian exports and improving the perception about Brazilian companies, products and services. The services in this category allow entrepreneurs to keep direct contact with international business partners, who play a relevant role in the active and competitive insertion of Brazilian companies in foreign markets.
Investment Attraction
Actions developed to promote and facilitate the attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI), with the purpose of improving the image of Brazil as an attractive destination for foreign capital, promoting the country´s development and competitiveness. Additionally, investment attraction initiatives are designed to encourage the transfer of innovative technology to Brazilian companies.
Apex-Brasil´s efforts consist of promoting the expansion of implemented investments, and with regard to potential investors, of ranking Brazil in the short-list of target countries and influencing investment decisions by providing strategic information, full support to site location works (assisting and monitoring the visits of interested companies to Brazilian states that qualify to receive their investments) and aftercare.

GOVERNING COUNCIL

MRE - Ministry of External Relations - JOSÉ SERRA

MAPA - Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply

MDIC - Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade

MAPA - Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply

PPI - Office of the Executive Secretary of the Investment Partnerships Program

BNDES - Brazilian Development Bank

CNI - National Confederation of Industry

CNA - Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock

SEBRAE - Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises

AEB - Brazilian Foreign Trade Association

CAMEX - Chamber of Foreign Trade - (without vote rights)

EXECUTIVE BOARD

PRESIDENT – ROBERTO JAGUARIBE GOMES DE MATTOS

Graduated in Systems Engineering at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe joined the diplomatic service in 1978. He served abroad as the Brazilian Ambassador to China and to the United Kingdom, and was Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC. At the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he held the posts of Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs II, Director of the Trade Promotion Department and head of the Intellectual Property and Sensitive Technologies Division, among others. He also held the posts of President of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Secretary of Industrial Technology at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, and Secretary of International Affairs at the Ministry of Planning and Budget. Currently, Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe is President of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency - Apex-Brasil.


BUSINESS BOARD

DIRECTOR – ANDRÉ MARCOS FAVERO

Bachelor’s Degree in Law by the Federal University of Santa Catarina. MBA on Foreign Trade and International Business by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
Worked in the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade from 2003 to 2014 at the Department of International Negotiations, the Department of Industrial Technology, the international area of the Minister's Office, the Office of the Foreign Trade Secretariat, Services Negotiations, and Investment and Purchases, ending the 11-year period as Director of the Department of Export Competitiveness of the Foreign Trade Secretariat.
Among his main achievements at Ministry are the development of the Foreign Trade Single Portal and the coordination of the Ministry's participation in multilateral and regional forums on services, investment and governmental procurements. At the Industrial Technology Secretariat of the Ministry, Mr. Favero coordinated topics such as Digital TV, Biodiesel, IT Services Exports, Innovation and Intellectual Property.

CORPORATE MANAGEMENT BOARD


DIRECTOR – FRANCISCO DE ASSIS LEME FRANCO
Francisco de Assis Leme Franco is a specialist in Public Policy and Management and has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Government from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). He was president of the Brazilian.

Mint from 2012 to 2015. Before this, he filled strategic positions at the ministries of Planning, Finance, and Welfare, and at the National Land Transportation Agency (ANTT). At the Ministry of Planning, he was Secretary of the Federal Budget and Secretary of Planning and Strategic Investments, as well as Undersecretary of Planning and Budget. At the Ministry of Finance, he performed the roles of Adjunct Executive Secretary and Adjunct Secretary of Economic Monitoring

PARTNERS

INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS


Apex-Brasil establishes institutional partnerships with public and private organizations, on both the national and international levels, favoring entities whose scope of activities is related to foreign trade or the attraction of foreign investments and similar issues, including but not limited to the promotion of Brazil´s

image abroad. The list of Apex-Brasil´s partners includes, inter alia, the Presidency of the Republic, ministries and other government entities on both the federal and state levels, educational and research organizations and business associations from the productive sector.

TECHNICAL COOPERATION

Some of the strategic international technical cooperation partnerships of Apex-Brasil include counterparts like the World Bank, the International Trade Centre (ITC), other trade and investment promotion agencies and multilateral entrepre

WHERE WE ARE

Apex-Brasil incorporates nine offices in eight countries abroad, selected for their strategical meaning to Brazilian enterprises and also due to their importance in the establishment of a business focused network with Brazil regards to commercial partnerships, business opportunities, and onto a stronger relationship with foreign trade regulation authorities.

World

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Dubai
E-mail: escritorio.orientemedio@apexbrasil.com.br
Phone: +971 4 885-5404 Fax: +971 4 885-5405
Address: Jabel Ali Free Zone South JAFZA Job 19, Office 1301, P.O. box 261901 – Dubai – UAE (Unitade

Arab Emirates)

Luanda
E-mail: escritorio.angola@apexbrasil.com.br
Phone: +244 226434580
Address: ViA A1 s/n Belas Business Park Edificio Maalenge Empresarial, Bussiness Center sala 503B,Luanda – Angola

CENTRAL AMERICA

Havana
E-mail: escritorio.cuba@apexbrasil.com.br
Phone: + 537 204-1877 Fax: +537 204-1878
Address: Calle 5a. Avenida 2004, entre 20 y 22, Miramar, Playa, Ciudad Habana

NORTH AMERICA

São Francisco
E-mail: escritorio.eua@apexbrasil.com.br
Phone: +1 415 230-2181 / +1 230-2182
Address: 180 Sansome Street, 4th floor – San Francisco,CA, 94104

Miami
E-mail: escritorio.eua@apexbrasil.com.br
Phone: +1 305 704-3500 / +1 305 704-3505
Address: Miami Center Building 201 South Biscayne Boulevard. Suite 1200 Miami FL 33131

SOUTH AMERICA

Bogotá
E-mail: escritorio.colombia@apexbrasil.com.br
Telefone: +57 1 319-2704 / +57 1 313-5855
Endereço: Carrera 7 # 71-21, Torre B, Oficina 1301 Bogotá D.C, Colômbia

ASIA

Pequim
E-mail: escritorio.china@apexbrasil.com.br
Phone: +86 10 5969-5333 Fax: +86 10-5969-5123
Address: Room 1309.Office Tower 2, China Central Place,79 Jianguo Road, Beijing, 100025, China

EUROPE

Bruxelas
E-mail: escritorio.europa@apexbrasil.com.br
Phone: +32 2211 0530
Address: Avenue des Arts, 19 A/D, B-1000, Bruxelas – Bélgica

Moscou
E-mail: escritorio.eurasia@apexbrasil.com.br
Phone: +7 495 967-7901 +7 495 967-7900
Address: Smolenskva Square 3, office 9017, Moscow 121099, Rússia

Brazil

BRASÍLIA - DF - HEAD OFFICE
E-mail: apexbrasil@apexbrasil.com.br
Phone: +55 61 3426-0202
Address: SBN,Quadra 02, Lote 11, Edificio Apex-Brasil CEP 70040-020 Brasilia (DF)