Founder of Gávea Investimentos, Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Institute for Mobility and Social Development. Member of the Group of Thirty and the Council on Foreign Relations. He was president of the Brazil's Central Bank (1999-2002), chairman of the board of B3, director of Soros Fund Management and trustee of Princeton University (USA), where he obtained his Ph.D. He taught at PUC-Rio, at EPGE-FGV, at SIPA-Columbia (New York) and at Wharton School (Pennsylvania).
Founder of the Institute for Development and Social Mobility (Imds). Economist with a doctorate in Political Science (Iuperj / University of California San Diego, UCSD). Mr. Tafner is an associate researcher at FIPE/USP. Was coordinator of the Social Security Studies Group of IPEA, held the positions of undersecretary general of Finance of the State of Rio de Janeiro, director of IBGE and superintendent of ANAC. He taught at Candido Mendes and PUC-SP universities.