NEW YORK, NY – The turismólogo (Doctorate in Tourism) Vicente Neto assumed the Presidency of the Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur). Vicente Neto, 48, has a degree in Law and a post-graduate degree in management. He worked for the Federal University of Bahia in 1985 and began to act as special advisor to the President of EMBRATUR in 2013.
Born in Bahia, Neto has been National Secretary of Sports, Education, Leisure and Social Inclusion in the Ministry of Sport, after occupying the post of chief of staff of the same ministry. In his state, he was secretary of Culture, Sport and Recreation in the City of Lauro de Freitas and Secretary of Urban Planning and Budget and São Sebastião do Passé Development.
Between 1989 and 2004 he was head of the Central Workers Group in Bahia, Coordinator of the State Union of Workers in Higher Education of Bahia, General Coordinator of the Union of Civil Servants of the Federal University of Bahia, and General Coordinator of the National Federation of servers of Brazilian Universities.