Luiz Ros, a Brazilian citizen, was appointed Manager for the Opportunities for the Majority (OM) Sector Office in January 2008, with responsibility for promoting and coordinating activities corresponding to the OM initiative. He joined the IDB in 2007, as Principal Business Development Specialist for the OM Office.
Before joining the Bank, Luiz was the Global Manager for Markets and Sustainable Enterprise at the World Resources Institute (WRI); he directed the Sustainable Enterprise Program and also participated as a member of the Executive Management Team. Luiz also led WRI’s Sustainable Growth in Emerging Economies team, which engages the private sector in key economies such as Brazil, China, Mexico, Indonesia and India. He served as an advisor to the Dupont Global Vice-President for Emerging Markets Growth & Latin America Presidency. In this capacity, he provided strategic advice on how to meet the needs of low-income markets in Latin America.
Luiz has served as a member of the strategic board for VCIII/Stratus Investment Fund. He also served as a member of IFC’s advisory panel under the Sustainable Finance Initiative and the Latin America UNEP-Financial Initiative Advisory Group. Luiz lectured at the Harvard Business School on “Private sector strategies to serve low-income markets in Latin America”.
Prior to working at WRI, Luiz was the Director for the National Environmental Fund at the Ministry of Environment in Brazil, where he funded more than 100 projects, including those with local communities and indigenous people in the Amazon region. He worked as a Task Manager for the World Bank, managing projects in Brazil for the Global Environmental Facility.
Luiz has a B.S. in Economics, a post-graduate degree in Latin American Economics, and M.Sc. in International Relations/ Environmental Economics from the University of Brasilia, Brazil. Visiting-Scholar at SUNY/Syracuse.
Luiz has been recently selected among the top 6 business leaders working for a great cause “Executivos de Grandes Causas” by Época Negócios, a leading business magazine in Brazil.
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