NEW YORK, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The M&A Advisor is proud to announce that Mario Garnero, Chairman and CEO of the investment firm Brasilinvest Group, is a recipient of the 2012 M&A Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Garnero is to be honored for his contribution to the development of Brazil and its international business and political relations at the 4th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 in New York, NY.
A lawyer by training, Mario Garnero is a pioneer in merchant banking and one of Brazil's most accomplished entrepreneurs. Throughout his career, ranging over half a century, he has led Brazil in the advancement of its domestic industries and the establishment of international cooperation between social, business and government interests. A friend and ally of American Presidents and international Heads of State, Mario Garnero continues to bring foreign investor attention to the Brazilian private sector from across the globe.
After becoming Director of Volkswagen do Brasil in 1979, Garnero chaired the National Automakers Association and subsequently chaired the National Confederation of Industries. Credited with the development of the Brazilian Ethanol program resulting in over 90% of Brazilian automobiles operating on ethanol fuel, Garnero is today recognized as the Father of the Ethanol car. As the Chairman of NEC do Brasil in the beginning of the 1990s, Mario Garnero was also the pioneer for the introduction of mobile phone technology to Brazil.
In addition to leading Brasilinvest, Mr. Garnero is also the chairman and founder of the Forum das Americas, Brazil's premier "think-tank" on democracy and regional economic integration and the Chairman of the United Nations Association – Brazil. He has written several publications, including Brazil in the World – Views on Brazil's Role in the Global Market which has become a global business reference book.
"Mario Garnero continues to set the bar for business professionals worldwide," stated David Fergusson, Senior Managing Director for The M&A Advisor. "We are honored to present Mr. Garnero with the M&A Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions that have not only shaped a country but have influenced the world in the process. Mario Garnero´s accomplishments are an honour to Brazil and an inspiration to us all."
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