Joel Korn

Brazil  |  President, WKI Brasil


Joel Korn is president of WKI Brasil and senior international partner at UPITE Consulting Services, where he focuses on market studies in relation to opportunities for expansion as well as revenue intelligence for retail banking products.

In addition to being an advisor for Cappello Global, Korn is an active board member of Aflore, the American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro, the Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos (IBEU) and Conservation International. Previously, he worked as CEO at Bank of America in Brazil for nearly two decades, managing banking operations for the broader region.

He holds a BA in economics from Universidade Mackenzie and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development (PMD).

Korn is a frequent commentator for the Latin America Advisor.

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Will Brazil Step Up to Fill a Void Left by the United States?

Brazilian Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services Marcos Pereira said in January that Brazil could stand to gain from the United States’ move to a more protectionist trade stance under new U.S. President Donald Trump, especially in the agribusiness sector. He added that Brazil would hope to fill the gap the United States would leave by backing out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Is Pereira correct in saying that Brazil stands to gain under the Trump administration’s policies?