Chamber Announces Alexandre Bettamio as President & Chairman of the Board

Chamber Announces Alexandre Bettamio as President & Chairman of the Board

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Chamber Member News Post Date: 03/03/17 Source: Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. By: Board of Directors
Summary

The Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is proud to announce Alexandre Bettamio, President of Latin America at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as its new President & Chairman of the Board. Mr. Bettamio was elected President & Chairman of the Board at the Annual Membership Luncheon / Board of Directors meeting held on February 27, 2017 at The University Club in New York City, and succeeds Carlos Alberto Vieira in this role.

Mr. Bettamio has served as President of Latin America at Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 2013 and leads the firm’s efforts across the region. He is also a member of the Global Banking and Markets Leadership Team. He first joined the bank as Head of Investment Banking of Brazil in 2008 and, in September of the same year, was named President of Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the country.

Previously, Mr. Bettamio served as Co-Head of UBS Pactual’s Investment Banking unit, where he worked for 13 years. He also worked for Salomon Brothers Bank in the New York LatAm group, and for Citibank in Brazil. Prior to that, he was with the international tax department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in San Francisco and São Paulo.

With over 20 years of vast experience covering financial markets, Mr. Bettamio has led numerous IPO transactions and debt issuances in the international markets and has advised several M&A transactions and privatization processes. Mr. Bettamio received his law degree from Mackenzie University and is a member of the Brazilian bar association.

The Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. welcomes Mr. Bettamio to his role as President & Chairman of the Board and looks to his leadership to continue promoting trade and investment flows between Brazil and the United States and forging closer ties between the business communities of both nations.