“Lucas Mendes is the President of Brazil Global Development Agency, one of the leading International Business Development Agencies in Brazil, the Director of International Relations of IBREI – The Brazilian Institute of International Business Relations, Partner and Global Sales Director of Vitta Gold Group, he is also a member of the BRICS Business Council, representing Brazil in the Digital Economy Working Group. Lucas is an economist, graduated by Sao Paulo State University, and Harvard University, where he studied Economics of Business, International Trader by Massachusetts Institute of Business, has MBA for PUC and specialization in International Marketing. With extensive experience in International Trade, Finance and Technology, and a strong ability to build relationships due to deep technical knowledge associated with strong communication abilities, has led some of the most notable internationalization cases in the Brazilian market, including his own factory, Vitta Gold, to 46 countries. Founded and Led the Commercial Operations of one of the main startups in Brazil, accelerated by Oracle, and was the first Global Trainee in Latin America of the largest Fintech provider in the world (FIS). He is a Member of the Young Business Affairs Strategic Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) & Member of Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.
Lucas brings his experience to the BRICS CCI in order to support the strengthening of the business relations between Brazil and the countries of the BRICS, increasing the trade and investment volumes among the countries and increasing the integration.”