Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Lifetime Achievement

Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Lifetime Achievement

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy People Brazil

 Few People have successfully navigated the transition from academia to politics and back again like Fernando Henrique Cardoso. An accomplished scholar with a doctorate in sociology, he was a key player in Latin America’s transition to democracy and one of the most influential intellectuals in the region. FHC, as he is known, was deeply involved in Brazil’s fight for democracy during the 1964-1985 military regime. Cardoso, now 87, has authored books and papers on subjects ranging from state bureaucracy to industrial elites and has lectured around the world. Elected to the Brazilian Senate in 1986, later he served as minister of foreign affairs and then finance. As finance minister, Cardoso w

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