Daniel Marteleto Godinho, a nonresident senior fellow at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, currently serves as director of corporate strategies at WEG, a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies headquartered in Brazil. He was the secretary of foreign trade at Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade from 2013 to 2016.
Between 2009 and 2010, he served as an advisor to the Executive Secretary of the Foreign Trade Chamber of Brazil and, from 2011 to 2013, he served as director of the Department of International Negotiations of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretariat.
Godinho built his career in the public service as a foreign trade analyst beginning in 2003. Originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he holds a law degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Catholic University of Minas Gerais.
He also holds a post-graduate degree in international business from the Catholic University of Brasília and a master’s degree in international law and economics from the World Trade Institute, an institution connected to the universities of Bern, Fribourg and Neuchâtel in Switzerland.