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