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September 30 2013

Brazilian Central Bank Deputy Governor Luiz Edson Feltrim Joins Operation HOPE's Second Annual HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit


Deputy Governor Banco Central do Brasil will participate as a speaker at the global event in Atlanta

Atlanta – October 1, 2013 – Operation HOPE, the leading global financial dignity non-profit, announced today that Luiz Edson Feltrim, Deputy Governor Banco Central do Brasil, will join the dialogue around economic empowerment and financial inclusion as a Speaker for the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, November 13 – 14, 2013 in Atlanta.

In partnership with the City of Atlanta, the two-day summit, Global Economic Recovery: How The Poor Can Help Save Capitalism, will frame the issue of financial inclusion, small business, entrepreneurship, jobs, and financial dignity as essential core ingredients to mid and long-term economic recovery and stability. It is expected to draw 1,000 of the most dynamic and influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leader from more than 50 countries around the world.  

Since June 2012, Mr. Feltrim has served as Deputy Governor for Institutional Relations and Citizenship at Banco Central do Brasil. He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Presidente Prudente in 1974.

“Operation HOPE is deeply grateful that Mr. Feltrim will share his experience and expertise with our attendees at this year’s Summit,” said John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE. “Banco Central do Brasil is a true corporate leader in the field of financial inclusion and Mr. Feltrim’s agreement to speak to this year’s Summit enhances an already strong field of speakers.

”During his long career at the Central Bank, Mr. Feltrim held positions such as Executive Secretary, Head of the Financial System Organization Department and Deputy Head of the Financial System Organization Department.

Mr. Feltrim is a member of an Inter-Ministerial Task Force on cooperativism, as well as the Task Force on Microfinance within the Ministry of Finance.

About Operation HOPE

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Through its three core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than two million individuals, families, and small business owners. Operation HOPE is driven by a “silver rights” mission fueled by vision and idealism, HOPE strives to empower the struggling middle class through financial literacy, dignity and capital enterprise.

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