Brazilian politician who is known for his diverse experience in a range of different professions and fields. He is an engineer, company administrator, economist, and professional public speaker. He is also known for being one of the founders of the New Party for which he was the president of between 2015 and 2017.
After earning his first degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and his second from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, he began working as an engineer and administrator. In 2009 he became frustrated with the amount of taxes paid conflicting with the amount of public services that were not being provided by the government. Along with 181 citizens, he helped found the New Party or NOVO of Brazil on February 12, 2011.
In addition to his role in politics, he is dedicated to sports and has competed in over 6 Ironmen competitions and 10 marathons.
He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He married Rosa Helena Nasser in 1987 and together they have three daughters.