Antonio Josino Meirelles

Executive Director

Antonio Josino is an international trade specialist with proven experience in the public affairs industry in areas related to trade, investments and corporate sustainability. As a representative of the National Confederation of Industry - CNI (2005-2011) in Brazil, Antonio coordinated coalition building initiatives for the WTO Doha Round, Mercosur, UNCTAD and UNFCCC negotiations. Antonio has also served as Public Affairs executive at Camargo Corrêa Holding (2011-13) and Anglo American Brazil (2013-14). He has managed and advised external affairs strategies in support to C-level executives and to sustainability projects in the infrastructure and mining industry. He holds a Masters degree in International Trade Policy from SciencesPo-Paris (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris) and a Bachelors in International Relations from PUC-São Paulo, Brazil.

Gracielle Palma


Gracielle Palma develops and administers BIC’s public affairs, including newsletters and websites, while managing the organization’s finances. She supports the institutional relations of BIC’s members, monitoring legislation and other trade related issues. As the program coordinator at the Center for Latin American Issues (CLAI) at George Washington Univeristy, she was responsible for implementing all activities related to CLAI’s training programs, conferences, and events. Ms. Palma holds a Master’s in International Commerce and Public Policy from George Mason University as well as a Bachelor’s in Language and Literature from Universidade Estadual de Maringa in Brazil.

Julia Valladao

Intellectual Property Fellow

Julia Valladao is a Brazilian attorney specialized in cross-border investments, with focus on international project finance. She has worked with strategic planning at law firms and multinational companies, both with litigation and consultancy. As BIC’s Intellectual Property Fellow, Julia provides support for the intellectual property projects and initiatives. She recently earned her Business & Finance Master of Laws degree from The George Washington University, and holds a Bachelors in Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.


Spring 2017

CAIO LOPES: Latin American Hemispheric Studies – International Development

NICOLA VIGIO: Public Affairs – Political Science and Journalism

PEDRO SOUZA: International Studies – International Trade and Development

PEDRO VARGAS: International Studies – International Political Economy and Development