Roberto Teixeira da Costa is a Brazilian businessman, economist, and scholar, presently serving as president and founder of the Arbitrage Chamber of the São Paulo Stock Market. He was previously a board member of Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDESPAR) and chairman of the Latin America Business Council. Costa was the founding chair and first president of the Brazilian Securities Commission (CBM). He also founded and has directed the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), the Latin American Business Council (CEAL), and Brasilpar, the first venture capital company in Brazil. Costa is a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral, the Board of Directors of the Grupo de Acompanhamento da Conjuntura Internacional (GACINT) and of the Instituto de Relações Internacionais of USP (Universidade São Paulo), and sits on the advisory boards of Bladex, Banco Finantia, FLIP, and Havas Brazil.
Teixeira da Costa joined the Dialogue as a Member in 1996. He currently serves on the Dialogue’s Board of Directors.
Roberto Teixeira da Costa was awarded the Mário de Andrade prize by Governor João Doria of São Paulo. The award was a way to recognize and honor those who kept São Paulo culture alive during the period of stoppage of in-person activities. The award also celebrates the resumption of cultural and creative operations in São Paulo.
Roberto Teixeira da Costa, president and founder of the Arbitrage Chamber of the São Paulo Market and founding chair of the Brazilian Securities Commission (CBM), has published an e-book titled O Brasil tem medo do mundo? Ou mundo tem medo do Brasil? or “Is Brazil afraid of the world? Or is the world afraid of Brazil?”
On April 7, the Grupo de Análise da Conjuntura Internacional from the Instituto de Relações Internacionais (GACInt) at the University of São Paulo held a private roundtable to discuss the priorities of the Biden administration in the Americas.