Carlos Alexandre Da Costa, Deputy Minister for Productivity, Labor and Competitiveness has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Steering Committee for the Startup Nations Ministerial on behalf of the Ministry of the Economy of Brazil.
The Steering Committee will drive the Ministerial, which convenes as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress and guides the overall agenda of the Startup Nations network of policymakers and their advisors.
The annual Startup Nations Ministerial serves as a high level, deep-dive among government leaders to discuss how the public sector can better encourage young businesses to start and grow. Participating governments from across the development spectrum engage in dialogue around a wealth of new policy approaches to increase economic growth and job creation via a vibrant entrepreneurial economy.
The group helps lead GEN’s year-round effort to empower policymakers with information and resources to develop smarter policy instruments to increase the rate of new firm formation in economies around the world.
The Steering Committee consists of:
- Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Bahrain
- Carlos Alexandre Da Costa, Deputy Minister for Productivity, Labor and Competitivenes, Ministry of Economy, Brazil
- Kristin Schreiber, Director, EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises & SMEs (COSME), European Union
- Ambitah Kant, CEO, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), India
- Miriam Y. Katagum, Minister of State, Ministry of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria
- Saleh Alrasheed, SME Governor, Monsha'at. Saudi Arabia
Da Costa previous experience includes serving as former director of planning, credit and technology at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), president of the Performance and Leadership Institute, executive resident at JP Morgan and partner-director of Ibmec Educacional.
He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and continued his education to earn both, a master’s degree and PhD (ABD) in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.