Israeli-born economist eyed as Brazil’s central bank governor

Haaretz – by Nadan Feldman

An Israeli-born economist, Ilan Goldfajn, is expected to be appointed governor of the central bank of Brazil, according to Brazilian media reports on Friday. The news came a day after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended from office by the Brazilian Senate. She will now face an impeachment trial over allegations that she borrowed from government banks to conceal a deficit.  

Goldfajn, 50, who was born in Haifa, is a former deputy government of the Brazilian central bank and in recent years has been working as the chief economist at the Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco. He is thought to be the preferred candidate for central bank governor of Rouseff’s replacement as president, Michel Temer, but will require the formal approval of the new Brazilian finance minister, Henrique Meirelles. The current bank governor is stepping down on June 8.

If appointed, Goldfajn, who has roundly criticized corruption in Brazil over the past year, will have to contend with an economy that is projected to shrink by up to 3% this year. Goldfajn has a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. In the mid-1990s he was a professor at Brandeis University, followed by a stint as an economist at the International Monetary Fund.

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3 thoughts on “Israeli-born economist eyed as Brazil’s central bank governor

  1. “If appointed, Goldfajn, who has roundly criticized corruption in Brazil over the past year,…”

    Coming from a jew, that’s freakin’ hilarious!


  2. The Zionist scumbags are doing whatever they have to in order to make sure they have someone there from Israel to control the security for the Brazilian Olympics this year. The people don’t want them but the pesky Zionist bastards just won’t go away.

  3. Is from Haifa and has degrees from Rio De Janeiro. Yep, he’s definitely there to install Mossad security for the Olympics by discrediting and getting rid of anyone in government who doesn’t want it, regardless of their corruption.

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