Carlos A. Primo Braga

Carlos A. Primo Braga, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor at the Fundação Dom Cabral Business School in Brazil, former World Bank Special Representative for Europe

Carlos A. Primo Braga is currently an Adjunct Professor, Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil and Managing Director, Ouchy Consultoria Empresarial Ltda, São Paulo, Brazil. He is also a Visiting Professor at IMD, Switzerland. Over the period 2012-15, he was Professor of International Political Economy at IMD and Director of the Evian Group@IMD, an international coalition of corporate, government and opinion leaders, united by a common vision of enhancing global prosperity by fostering an open, inclusive and equitable global market economy.

His areas of special interest include macroeconomics, international trade, foreign direct investment, regulatory policies, economics of innovation, intellectual property rights, sovereign debt, global and corporate governance and development economics.
Before joining IMD in September 2012, he was the Special Representative and Director for Europe, External Affairs Vice-Presidency at the World Bank (2011-12), where he also served as Director, Economic Policy and Debt (2008-10) and, in 2010, as Acting Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group and Acting Executive Secretary of the Development Committee. Other responsibilities at the World Bank included: anchoring strategic relationships with key shareholder groupings and institutions such as the IMF, Commonwealth Secretariat and OECD; Senior Adviser of the International Trade Department (2003-06), responsible for dialogue on international trade issues with European-based institutions, including the OECD, the European Commission, UNCTAD and the WTO.

Prior to joining the World Bank in 1991, Mr. Braga served as a consultant to the Organization of American States (1990).
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (Brazil), a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of São Paulo and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.