Pedro da Motta Veiga is a nonresident fellow for the Latin America Initiative. For the last eight years, he has served as director of CINDES (Centro de Estudos de Integração e Desenvolvimento), a think tank focusing on Brazil’s foreign economic policies and economic integration, based in Rio de Janeiro. He is also, since 1997, a managing partner at EcoStrat, an economic consulting firm in Rio.
Previously, Motta Veiga was chief of staff of the presidency of BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank) and export finance director at FINAME, a subsidiary of BNDES. He also served as general director at Fundação Centro de Estudos de Comércio Exterior, a think tank dedicated to research on foreign trade.
Motta Veiga has acted as a consultant for international organizations such as the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and numerous South American regional organizations. He is active with the Latin America Trade Network and the Working Group on EU-Mercosur Negotiations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social and political sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.