Board of Directors

AMBASSADOR ROGER NORIEGA

FORMER U.S. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE

Ambassador Roger Noriega is an independent member of the Board of Directors of Brazil Minerals since 2012. Mr. Noriega was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State from July 2003 to August 2005, appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S Senate. In that capacity, Mr. Noriega managed a 3,000-person team of professionals in Washington and 50 diplomatic posts to design and implement political and economic strategies in Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Previously, Mr. Noriega was appointed by President George W. Bush as Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, a post he held from August 2001 to July 2003. In this capacity, Mr. Noriega coordinated complex and sensitive multilateral diplomacy in a 34-member international organization to bolster OAS efforts to promote trade, fight illicit drugs, and defend democracy.

Mr. Noriega has been decorated by the Governments of Nicaragua and Peru, and has received numerous awards for public service from organizations committed to the promotion of democracy in the Americas. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Award Foundation and as a member of the advisory boards of the Hispanic Community for Policy, the Canadian American Border Trade Partnership, and the Hispanic American Civics Foundation. Mr. Noriega is the founder and managing director of Visión Américas LLC, which advises U.S. and foreign clients on international business issues, and also is a visiting fellow at the prestigious American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Award Foundation and as a member of the advisory boards of the Canadian American Border Trade Partnership and The Americano, an online forum reaching out to Latino voters.


MARC FOGASSA   

Marc Fogassa is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brazil Minerals since 2102. His biography can be found in the Management section of the site.

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