Braz Baracuhy

Braz Baracuhy, a career diplomat, is the Chargé d’Affaires of Brazil to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil in 2001 and his work has focused on geoeconomics, economic diplomacy, international trade negotiations, and foreign-policy strategy. In Brasília, he served as the deputy-director of policy planning at the office of the Foreign Minister’s Policy Planning Staff; and head of the Itamaraty’s division of international trade in agriculture & commodities. His missions abroad include chief economic counsellor at the Brazilian Embassy to China; Doha Round trade negotiator at the WTO in Geneva; secretary at the Brazilian Embassy to Peru. He attended the Grand Strategy Program at Yale University and studied International Relations at the London School of Economics, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and the Instituto Rio Branco (Brazilian Diplomatic Academy). He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).