Person of the Year Awards

Person of the Year Awards

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The Person of the Year Awards Dinner, which has been organized annually by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. since 1970, honors two outstanding leaders (one Brazilian and one American) who have been particularly instrumental in forging closer ties between the two nations. Each year over 800 leaders from the international business, financial, and diplomatic communities convene in New York City at this traditional gala to pay tribute to the honorees.

The 2017 Person of the Year Awards Dinner will take place at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Please call the Person of the Year Organizational Committee at (212) 751-4691 or email for further information on registration and sponsorship.

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A Brazilian businessman and journalist, João Doria is President (on leave) of Grupo Doria and Founder & President (on leave) of the Executive Committee of LIDE – Grupo de Líderes Empresariais, an event promotion agency founded in 2003 with 1,700 national and multinational registered member companies (accounting for 52% of Brazil’s private GDP). In 2015 and 2016, he organized major events in New York, attracting a large group of Brazilian and American businessmen. Mr. Doria is also a member of the Conselho Deliberativo do Fundo Social de Solidariedade of the State of São Paulo and Mayor-elect of São Paulo, to take office January 1, 2017. Mr. Doria served as Municipal Tourism Secretary and President of Paulistur from 1983 – 1986, under the management of Mário Covas, Mayor of São Paulo. In 1984, he participated in the organization of the Diretas-Já campaign at the request of then governor of São Paulo André Franco Montoro. From 1986 – 1988, Mr. Doria served as Chairman of Embratur and the Conselho Nacional de Turismo. In 2001, he joined the Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB), and in 2007, led the “Cansei” civic movement for the rights of Brazilians amidst the “Mensalão” political scandal. From 1979 – 1982, Mr. Doria was Director of Communications of the broadcast television network Rede Bandeirantes de Televisão and, from 1981 – 1983, was Professor of marketing at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado in São Paulo. He was also Founder and Vice President of the São Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau. Mr. Doria hosted two television shows – Show Business on TV Bandeirantes, and Face to Face, on Rede BandNews. From 2010 – 2011, he hosted the reality show O Aprendiz. He also writes a monthly business column in Forbes Brasil. In 2012, for the fourth consecutive year, Mr. Doria was named one of the 100 most influential people of Brazil and of the world by ISTOÉ magazine. In 2014, he was named one of the 100 most reputable leaders of Brazil by the European company Merco.

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