Adalberto Netto


Mr. Netto is an experienced FDI professional, with an international experience spanning more than 35 countries across Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He served as advisor and executive for both Governments and Corporations.

Today Mr. Netto is the President of the Invest in Parana Agency, the investment promotion agency of Parana – the 4th GPD among Brazilian states and the 2nd most competitive state in Brazil, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Mr. Netto has a comprehensive experience in the complete FDI investment cycle, from the private, public and NGO perspectives. His private sector experience includes corporations in Automotive, Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (DaimlerChrysler, PETROBRAS, BMW/TRITEC). His NGO experience includes economic and industrial development programmes (UN, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, NICDP). In consulting, he served as Country Director for OCO Global, MD for LAT Global Consulting, VP for Matrix Consulting. His international assignments covered a wide range of national and subnational government led agencies (UKTI, APEX Invest in Brazil, Invest in Missouri, Atlantic Canada Agency, INDI Minas, Invest Sao Paulo).

His experience in the Gulf includes, in Saudi Arabia, the development of the National Industrial Clusters Program (NICDP), in Qatar, international speaker on the Industrial Clusters Seminar promoted by GOIC (GCC’s Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting), and in Kuwait, project leader for Gulf country studies executed by APEX Invest in Brazil.

Mr. Netto also has been a member of several boards on governmental and NGO programs in SMEs, innovation, science & technology and trade. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese and his experience spans more than 30 value chains (includes energy, plastics, chemicals, pharma, metals, automotive, aerospace and defence, ITC/BPO/KPO, electronics, textiles, construction, FMCG, packaging, others).

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