Fábio Colletti Barbosa (Brazil)


Fábio C. Barbosa served as the CEO of the Abril Group – one of the largest and most influential communications groups in Latin America – from 2011 to 2015. He now serves as the Chairman of the Board of Endeavor Brazil and the São Paulo Orchestra, Osesp. He is also the Vice Chairman of two education NGOs, Itaú Social and Ayrton Senna Institute, as well as the Center for Public Leadership. Mr. Barbosa is a Board member of Banco Itaú-Unibanco; Gávea Investments; CBMM, a mining company; and Insper, a non-profit educational and research institute.

Mr. Barbosa was previously the CEO of Santander Brazil from 2008 to 2011, the President of Febraban from 2007 to 2011, and the President of Banco Real/ABN Amro from 1996 to 2008. In 2011, Mr. Barbosa was recognized as Person of the Year by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce in New York, and in 2012, he received the United Nations’ Champions of the Earth award for his entrepreneurial vision.

Fabio Barbosa: What thoughts can you share with UN Foundation supporters?
Fabio Barbosa: What is the legacy of Ted Turner’s historic gift to the UN?
Fabio Barbosa: How has the UN inspired you?
Fabio Barbosa: What is the value of UN today?
Fabio Barbosa: What are the biggest issues facing the future?
Fabio Barbosa: What advice do you have for young people?