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Leonardo André Paixão

Chief Executive Officer
IRB Brasil Re

Since 2010 Leonardo Paixao is the CEO of IRB Brasil RE, the former state-owned monopoly reinsurer of Brazil founded in 1939. He joined the company after the opening of Brazilian reinsurance market to international competition and leaded IRB Brasil RE through its privatization process (awarded "Best Deal of the Year 2013" in Latam insurance industry by Reactions Magazine). Before that, he worked for the Brazilian Federal Government on insurance regulation at the Ministry of Finance (2008-2010) and also at the National Secretariat for Pension Funds, where he served as Chief Officer (2006-2008) and Deputy Chief Officer (2004-2006). He has experience as both Law Professor (1995-2003) and lawyer (1992-2003). He holds a Juris Doctor degree in Public Law from University of Sao Paulo and had some of his texts published in books, magazines and newspapers.

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