Executive Director - ANFACER
Maurício Borges, took over the Executive Directorate of ANFACER in September 2017. As president of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), between 2011 and 2014, he led the agency's support to more than 10,000 companies in 80 sectors of the Brazilian economy, which, in turn, export to more than 200 markets. The executive also commanded the market intelligence area of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (CCAB), where he was responsible for market studies in the Arab Gulf, North Africa and Levant regions, with the main objective of providing information to facilitate the commerce between the Arab countries and Brazil.
With more than 15 years of experience in foreign trade, the current director of ANFACER has already served as coordinator of innovation and manager of the international area of the Brazilian Industrial Development Agency (ABDI), as well as foreign trade management at the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae-SP).
Maurício Borges holds a Masters degree in Law and a PhD in International Law from the University of Bristol (England).
Manfredo Guedes Pereira Gouvêa Júnior
President of the Board of Directors of ANFACER
Born in João Pessoa (PB) and honorary citizen of Criciúma-SC, Manfredo has been working at the ceramic covering industry for 11 years, when was invited to lead the business unity of Elizabeth Group in Santa Catarina and manage the relationship of the company with the South, Southeast and Central-West regions. The businessman is graduated in Law and was the Chief-Secretary of Brazil and secretary of the Government Action of the State of Paraíba, and today is the president of the Board of Directors of ANFACER.