Editor-in-chief, Americas Quarterly/Council of the Americas
Brian Winter is one of Latin America’s most influential political analysts, with more than 20 years following the region’s ups and downs. He lived in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico as a correspondent for Reuters before taking on his current role in New York, where he is also the vice president of policy for Americas Society/Council of the Americas. He has been called “the best foreign expert on Brazil of this moment” by GloboNews. Brian is the author of several books including Why Soccer Matters, a New York Times bestseller he wrote with the Brazilian soccer legend Pelé; The Accidental President of Brazil, co-authored with President Fernando Henrique Cardoso; and Long After Midnight, a memoir about trying (and failing) to learn to tango in Argentina.
Partner and São Paulo Office Head, Brunswick Group
Roberta has more than 25 years of experience in various aspects of communications, including corporate positioning, crisis, media relations, stakeholder engagement and media training. She holds a journalism degree and has graduation in management at Insper and in international corporate communications at Syracuse University. As a journalist, Roberta has worked as a reporter in leading Brazilian business publications, including Valor Econômico, Gazeta Mercantil and Folha de S. Paulo. In 2003, she co-authored a book on corporate innovation, published by Valor Econômico. She is a mentor in the Racial Equality Committee of Women of Brazil Group and columnist at Aberje and Imprensa news portals. Finalist on the Mulher Imprensa (Women in the Press) Award in 2021 in the agency category. Before joining Brunswick, in 2013, she was a consultant and editor of the Brazilian Association of Corporate Communications Aberje’s magazine, Comunicação Empresarial. Prior to that, she coordinated the corporate communications department at Brasilprev Seguros e Previdência, a pension management company.
Director, Brunswick Group
Daniel joined Brunswick in New York after almost 20 years in broadcast journalism focused on US-Brazil relations. He has advised clients across multiple sectors including transportation, financial services, consumer goods and healthcare on media relations, financial communications, cross-border issues, ESG and the intersection of business and society. Most recently prior to joining Brunswick, Daniel was Bureau Chief of Grupo Globo in New York, where he led the North American news operation for Brazil’s largest television network. Daniel grew up in Rio de Janeiro.