Roberto Teixeira da Costa is a Brazilian businessman, presently serving on the board of SulAmérica. He was previously a board member of Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDESPAR) and chairman of the Latin America Business Council. Costa joined the Inter-American Dialogue as a member in 1996 and sits on the Board of Directors. Costa was the founding chair of the Brazilian Securities Commission (CBM). He also founded and has directed the Brazilian Center for International Relations, Brasilpar, the Latin American Business Council, and the Arbitrage Chamber  of the São Paulo Stock Market. Costa is a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral and of the advisory boards of Bladex, Banco Finantia, FLIP and Havas Brazil.