CEO, Brazilian Center for Foreign Affairs (CEBRI)
Julia Dias Leite was a senior non-resident fellow with the Asia & Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue between 2019 and 2020. She is also the CEO of the Brazilian Center for Foreign Affairs (CEBRI), Brazil’s main foreign affairs think tank, and president of the board of directors of Piemonte Holding. She has headed some of the most important independent foreign affairs institutions in Brazil, convening a vast network of private sector, government offices, and official organizations in Brazil and abroad. She was previously executive secretary of the China-Brazil Business Council, where she consolidated the Council’s position as the primary binational institute dedicated to establishing a dialogue between China and Brazil on trade, financial, and governmental matters. She earned her law degree from Cândido Mendes University in Brazil and holds a Master’s degree in Business Management.
The Dialogue’s senior non-resident fellow, Julia Dias Leite has been appointed as CEO of The Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) becoming the first female CEO in the 22-year history of the institution. Dias Leite, 40, has extensive experience in managing institutions in the area of international relations.