Luciano Santos Tavares de Almeida

Luciano Santos Tavares de Almeida

Luciano Santos Tavares de Almeida
President, Investe São Paulo

Luciano Almeida was born on October 4th, 1965. He graduated in Business Administration at Unimep – Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (Piracicaba Metodista University), post-graduated in International Business Management and Administration at Berkeley University (USA). He also attended a specialization course on Land Parcelling and Urban Development, at Secovi University.

Shareholder of the Tavares de Almeida group, parent company of companies such Velho Barreiro, Motocana, Banco Luso Brasileiro, Casa Grande Hotel and other organizations in the stockbreeding and agroindustrial sector, Luciano Almeida is also the Director of Ciesp – Centro das Indústrias de São Paulo (Industry Union of the State of São Paulo). He was the founder and former president of Apla – Arranjo Produtivo Local do Álcool (Ethanol Cluster) for the region of Piracicaba and the Union of Metallurgical, Mechanical, Electrical Material, Electronic, Steel Mills, Foundries and Similar Industries of Piracicaba and surrounding regions (Simespi).

Among many other attributes, Almeida has a large experience in administration both in the public and private sectors, as well as knowledge in the international area and investment attraction.

From 2005 to 2007, he was the Secretary of Industry and Commerce (Semic) for the city of Piracicaba. He had an important role as head of the Secretariat of Industry and Commerce (Semic), where he executed the Economic Development Plan of the county and region with projects that resulted in the decrease of the unemployment rate and the title of 9th biggest exporting city in Brazil and the 5th biggest in the state.

From 2008 to 2009, he worked as an Assistant Secretary for Alberto Goldman and Geraldo Alckmin on the Secretariat of Development of the State of São Paulo. On May 1st, 2010, he was appointed secretary, a position he held until December of the same year. During this period, he undertook the presidency of the Deliberative Board of IPT – Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (Technological Researches Institute) and of Investe São Paulo, as well as taking part as a Counselor of Desenvolve SP and of Sebrae – Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas (Support Service for Micro and Small Brazilian Companies). During the same period, he coordinated the study group of the Special Committee on Oil and Gas of the State, which produced the report "Oil & Gas in the State of São Paulo."

Luciano Almeida took on the position of president of Investe São Paulo in 2011 aiming to attract new companies and promote the State of São Paulo throughout the Brazilian territory and abroad.

Currently, he is a member of the following organizations: Committee of Oil & Gas (Competro); National Organization of the Petroleum Industry (Onip) and Brazil China Friendship Association.


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