The Executive Presidency holds the legal representation of FONPLATA — Development Bank and is responsible for the general direction and management of the Institution. An Advisory Council composed of experts from the region’s economic, financial, and business community provides support in the analysis of the strategic objectives of the Bank.

Luciana Botafogo Brito


The current Executive President Ad Interim of FONPLATA — Development Bank, Luciana Botafogo, has wide managerial experience in the Bank as she has been the agency's Operations and Countries Manager from March 2018 to September 2022. She succeeds the Uruguayan economist and agricultural engineer, Juan Notaro, who served in that position for 10 years, promoting and furthering the renovation and modernization agenda.

A Brazilian citizen, Luciana Botafogo has wide managerial experience in the Bank as she has been the agency's Operations and Countries Manager from March 2018 to September 2022. 

She has more than 25 years of experience in Latin America and the Caribbean preparing and supervising economic and social development projects in the public and private sectors with emphasis on innovation, competitiveness, economic integration, and sustainability. From 2006 to 2018, she was a sector specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Previously, she served as International Advisor to the Presidency of SEBRAE Nacional (Support Service to Micro and Small Enterprises in Brazil – National Directorate) for more than 10 years. 

Botafogo holds a BA degree in Humanities from the University of Maryland (USA) and an MBA degree in Project Management from George Washington University (USA). Additionally, she holds a postgraduate degree in Foreign Trade from Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil).