Mario Garnero Joins Global Effort to Improve Life in Haiti

Sep 24, 2011, 14:27 ET from Forum das Americas

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mario Garnero, Chairman of Brasilinvest, Brazil's pioneer merchant bank, was invited by Haiti's President Michel Martelly to join Haiti's Presidential Advisory Council on Economic Growth & Investment.

He participated at the Inaugural Assembly in New York on September 21, 2011.

This event marked the inauguration of the Council's mission to transform and promote Haiti in order to create jobs and foster economic development for the people of Haiti.

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, Haiti had a substantial part of the country further destroyed by a devastating earthquake that claimed the lives of more 300 thousand people.

"There is a lot Brazil can offer Haiti in terms of aid and technical assistance," Garnero said. "Institutions like Embrapa, Brazil's Agricultural research company, can make a difference to millions of Haitians," he added.

Mario Garnero will work along a list of global leaders that includes:

Ambassador Hans Hertell

President Gloria Arroyo, Former President of the Philippines

Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, Former Prime Minister of Spain

Rolando Gonzalez Bunster, President & CEO of Basic Energy Ltd

Gustavo Cisneros, Chairman and CEO of the Cisneros Group

President William Jefferson Clinton, Former President of the United States

Daphne Dufresne, Managing Director at RLJ Equity Partners

Jaime Elizondo, President of Cemex, South America and the Caribbean Region

President Martin Torrijos Espinosa, Former President of Panama

Adam Goldstein, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean Line

Manuel Grullon, Chairman of Banco Popular

Gary Hattem, President of Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

Sven Holmes, Executive Vice Chair Legal and Compliance, KPMG

Andre Hughes, Global Managing Director, Accenture

Wyclef Jean, Record producer, Founder Yele Haiti Foundation

Governor General Michaelle Jean, Former Governor General of Canada

David Landsberg, President and Editor in chief, Miami Herald

Michael Lee-Chin, Founder and Chairman of Portland Holdings Inc.

Ali Moschiri, President of Chevron Latam, Caribbean and Africa

Denis O'Brien, Owner and Executive Chairman of Digicel

President Jose Maria Figueres Olsen, Former President of Costa Rica

Prime Minister Percival James Patterson, Former Prime Minister of Jamaica

President Tuto Quiroga-Ramirez, Former President of Bolivia

Jim Reynolds, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Loop Capital

Mayor Gerald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal

President Alvaro Uribe Velez, Former President of Colombia

Candido Viyella, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Professor Mohamed Yunus, Economist and Founder of Grameen Bank

SOURCE Forum das Americas