ETCO Advisory Council meets to honor the Institute's 15 years

Last Friday, 10/08, the ETCO Advisory Council met in São Paulo, in an exclusive event, which celebrated the Institute's 15th anniversary.

From left to right: Edson Vismona, José Ricardo Roriz Coelho, Everardo Maciel and Antonio Lavareda

The ETCO Advisory Council, chaired by tax attorney Everardo Maciel, inspires the Institute through meetings that address important issues related to the business environment and competitive ethics.

In this event, in addition to the members of the advisory and management councils, formed by big names in the business sector, lawyers, intellectuals and leaders from different sectors, the meeting was attended by special guests who, over the Institute's 15 years, contributed and contribute to the consolidation of competitive ethics.

The event was opened by the Chairman of the Board, Everardo Maciel, who took the opportunity to welcome the new Director of ETCO, Professor Gesner Oliveira.

Council members received political scientist Antonio Lavareda, one of Brazil's leading experts on elections. Lavareda provided the participants with a critical and in-depth analysis of the Brazilian electoral scene, on the eve of a highly contested majority election.

Pérsio Arida, economist


Next, ETCO had the opportunity to listen to economist Pérsio Arida, one of the creators of Plano Real, who in an objective and informal conversation, spoke about medium and long-term projects that, in his understanding, are fundamental for the development of the country and that are part of the program for one of the presidential candidates.




José Ricardo Roriz Coelho, acting president of FIESP and CIESP



During lunch, the councilors were able to follow the presentation by the acting president of FIESP and CIESP, José Ricardo Roriz Coelho, on the challenges of industrial competitiveness in Brazil.



“By celebrating its 15th anniversary, ETCO once again contributed to deepening strategic themes of the greatest relevance for strengthening ethical competition in Brazil”, Edson Vismona, ETCO's chief executive.






Dr. Jorge Raimundo, member of the ETCO Advisory Council, receives the Sobral Pinto medal

Last Friday, the 10th, the Brazilian Bar Association - Rio de Janeiro Section (OAB-RJ) presented the “Sobral Pinto Medal” to Dr. Jorge Raimundo, member of the ETCO Advisory Council. The award is given to lawyers who reach the mark of more than 50 years of professional practice without responding to an ethical-disciplinary process. See more information here.

“This award is a stimulus for all lawyers and an honor for us at ETCO, who can count on their participation in our Board.”, Edson Vismona, ETCO president.


ETCO advisor takes on Butantan Foundation

André Franco Montoro Filho will take care of the management of the main São Paulo institute for the production of serums and vaccines

Economist André Franco Montoro Filho took on the role of president of the Butantan Foundation on August 28. The Foundation is responsible for the administrative and financial management of the Butantan Institute, a biomedical research and production center under the Secretariat of Health of the States of São Paulo. Montoro Filho is a consultant and former president of ETCO-Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics.

The Butantan Institute currently produces six vaccines, for diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (triple bacterial), influenza and hepatitis B, and 13 serums, including antiophidic, anti-arachnid, anti-tetanus and antibotulin.

Montoro Filho already served as an advisor to the board of the Institute and the Foundation. He is a former secretary of Economy and Planning in the Mario Covas and Geraldo Alckmin administrations and had a prominent role in the process of adjustment and fiscal discipline and in the Privatization Program of the State of São Paulo (PED).

The inauguration of Montoro Filho was attended by the president of ETCO, Evandro Guimarães, the State Secretary for Health, David Uip, and other authorities.


New advisory advisers arrive at ETCO

Minister Ellen Gracie Northfleet, Minister Nelson Jobim, Dean João Grandino Rodas and Leonardo Gadotti Filho, former chairman of the ETCO Board of Directors, are the new advisory councilors.

Since the creation of ETCO, the ETCO Advisory Council has met every six months to discuss issues related to competitive ethics in Brazil. As of that year, the council, made up of important personalities from the economic, political and academic scene, will count on the precious contribution of the four new directors.

“It is a great honor for ETCO to have the participation of people of such importance to the country, people who make a difference in society and who enrich, with their knowledge, the discussion on competitive ethics”, says the executive president of the ETCO, Roberto Abdenur.

The first participation of the new councilors will be this Thursday, December 5, in the semiannual meeting of the Institute's Advisory Council. With them, the Advisory Council of ETCO now has 13 members:

  • André Franco Montoro Filho
  • Aristides Junqueira Alvarenga
  • Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal
  • Celso lafer
  • Ellen Gracie Northfleet
  • Everardo de Almeida Maciel
  • Gonzalo Vecina Neto
  • Hamilton Dias de Souza
  • João Grandino Rodas
  • Joao Roberto Marinho
  • José Luiz Alquéres
  • Jorge Raimundo Filho
  • Leonardo Gadotti Filho
  • Luiz Fernando Furlan
  • Maria Teresa Aina Sadek
  • Nelson Jobim
  • Roberto Faldini
  • Tercio Sampaio Ferraz Junior