Professor of Finance at COPPEAD. Post-doctor in Finance from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and CPCL from Harvard Business School. Doctor and Master degrees in Management from COPPEAD, Master of Management from McGill University (Canada), Engineer degree from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Law degree from State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Professional experience in companies and financial institutions in Brazil and in the USA. Founding member of the Brazilian Society of Finance. He has published many papers in conferences and in Brazilian and international journals. Author of the following books: “Corporate Governance: Empirical Evidence in Brazil", "The Private Fixed Income Securities Market in Brazil", “Applied Financial Mathematics”, “Corporate Governance and Corporate Success”, “Corporate Governance and Financial Decisions in Brazil”, “Risk Management and Derivatives: Applications in Brazil” and “Corporate Governance in Brazil and the World”.