Biography Rafael Benke
Vice Chairman of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI). Served as Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Vale. He was legal advisor to Brazil’s Foreign Trade Secretary (SECEX); international lawyer at Steptoe & Johnson LLP; and General Manager for international affairs at the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP).
He is a former member of Royal Dutch Shell’s Sustainability Committee (ERC) and natural resources theme leader of the World Economic Forum E15 Initiative. He was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University and fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law.
He studied business education at IMD in Lausanne and at FGV/ISAE in Brazil. He holds a master’s degree in law of international economic relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and a master’s/LLM degree in international economic law from the University of Warwick.