Founding partner of Lacan Investimentos, an asset management firm, Mr Candiota has been the Deputy Governor of Monetary Policy of the Central Bank of Brazil, a voting member of the Monetary Policy Committee and member of National Monetary Council. He has also been CFO of Grupo Vicunha (one of Brazil’s largest industrial groups) and board member of CSN Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional. Prior to this, he held the Executive Director post at Citibank Brasil. Mr Candiota holds a post-graduate degree in Financial Management from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from PUC-Rio de Janeiro. In addition to his activities at Lacan Investimentos, he is a member of Anbima’s Ethics Committee (Brazilian Association of Financial and Capital Markets Institutions).