llton Caldeira holds more than twenty years of experience in economic and political journalism. He is one of the founding members of Valor Econômico (2000), the leading Brazilian business newspaper, where he covered stock markets, personal finance and corporations under different roles; Mr. Caldeira also served as Deputy Editor on the Political, Business and IT sections of the paper. In 2010, he became the Business Editor at iG portal, one of Brazil’s largest online news platforms. Three years later, he worked as Communication Director at the State Government of Sao Paulo (Planning and Regional Development Secretariat), where he established a media strategy to showcase the government’s most significant public works, including its entire PPP (Public-Private Partnership) portfolio.
Mr. Caldeira was recognized with the 2001 BM&FBOVESPA Journalism Award and the 2002 National Association of Investors in Capital Markets (ANIMEC) Award for his work on corporate disputes in publicly traded companies. In 2012, he ranked second in the Citi Journalism Awards for Excellence, a global program that recognizes meritorious business and finance reporting around the world. Award recipients are selected by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In addition to earning an undergraduate degree in Journalism, Mr. Caldeira holds an MBA in International Relations at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-SP).