CADE’s new Commissioners and General Superintendent appointed
The Presidency of the Republic of Brazi officially appointed three new Commissioners and the General Superintendent of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense – CADE, in July.
The official appointments of Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo and João Paulo Resende as Commissioners of CADE’s Tribunal were published in the Official Gazzete on 09 July, through a Decree from the President-in-Office, Michel Temer. On the 16 July, a Decree signed by President Dilma Roussef was published in the Official Gazzete, officially appointing Paulo Burnier da Silveira and Eduardo Frade Rodrigues to the positions of Commissioner and General Superintendent, respectively.
The names were initially proposed by the Brazilian President on the 30 of April. On 02 June, they were heard and approved by the Commission of Economic Affairs of the Brazilian Senate and were confirmed by the Plenary of the Brazilian Senate.
The new Commissioners will hold four-year mandates. The General Superintendent was nominated to hold the position for a two-year term.
Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo holds a Masters Degree in Constitutional Law from the Institute of Public Law of Brasília (2014). He has a degree in Law from the Instituto de Educação Superior de Brasília (IESB-2006), and a degree in Economics from Centro Universitário de Brasília (UniCEUB). He also performed extension studies in International Economics and International Political Economy at Harvard University. He is a career Auditor of the Office of the Comptroller General since 2006, where he served as advisor and Chief of Staff. He was the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Cities from 2012 to 2013.
João Paulo Resende is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He is a Governmental Manager of the Ministry of Planning and was a special advisor at the Economic Unit of the Ministry of Mines and Energy from 2007 to 2012. He was also professor of Regulatory Economics at the National School of Public Administration (ENAP), from 2010 to 2014 and Director of the Public-Private Partnership Unit of the Ministry of Planning from 2012 to March 2015.
Paulo Burnier da Silveira holds a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas/Sorbonne Universités) and from the University of São Paulo (USP). He is an Associate Professor at the Law School of the University of Brasilia. From 2011 to 2015, he was Head of Cade’s International Unit. From 2010 to 2012, he was a lecturer at the Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre la Défense, in France. From 2005 to 2011, he worked as lawyer at the office Avvad, Osório, Fernandes, Mariz, Moreira Lima & Fabião Associates.
Eduardo Frade Rodrigues is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Law at the University of Brasília (UnB). He holds a postgraduate degree in Competition Defense from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), a degree in International Relations from UnB, and a degree in Law from Centro Universitário de Brasília (UniCEUB). He is a Governmental Manager of the Ministry of Planning. He was an advisor at CADE from 2007 to 2011 and General-Coordinator of Concessions at the Secretariat of Civil Aviation of the Presidency of the Republic from 2011 to 2012. He returned to CADE in May 2012, as Deputy General Superintendent until June 2014, when he was nominated Acting General Superintendent. He is also visiting professor of the post-graduate Law course at FGV-Rio de Janeiro.