The future Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad, announced (30) two women to preside over the main Brazilian public banks – Caixa Econômica Federal and Banco do Brasil. They are Tarciana Medeiros and Maria Rita Serrano, respectively. Both are career employees of the institutions they will preside over.
According to Haddad, the two have already met with him and president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to discuss the new government’s priorities for public banks and were “completely aligned” with what was presented.
“Both are very excited about the tasks assigned to them by the President of the Republic”, said Haddad when announcing them to journalists in front of the hotel where Lula is staying in Brasília.
According to Haddad, the priority will be to offer lines of credit to indebted low-income families. The future minister of Fazer added that it is a question of “making available to the population what was a campaign promise, especially with regard to credit”.
Tarciana Medeiros has a 22-year career at Banco do Brasil. Now, she becomes the first woman to chair the bank in over 200 years of the institution’s history, which was founded during the Empire, in 1808.
She currently holds the position of executive manager at Banco do Brasil’s Client Board. Previously, she was commercial superintendent at BB Seguridade, a subsidiary of the bank. Graduated in business administration, she has a postgraduate degree in management, marketingleadership and innovation.
For two years, Tarciana Medeiros was at the head of after-sales projects at BB’s Credit and Loans Department, one of the priority areas in which the government counts on the public retail bank’s performance right in the first moments of the new management.
Rita Serrano, in turn, has been with Caixa Econômica Federal for 33 years, and is the current employee representative elected to the Board of Directors of the state-owned bank, a position she has held since 2014. She has held various positions and was, between 2006 and 2012, president of the Union of Bank Employees of ABC Paulista. Currently, she is one of the leaders of the public companies defense movement.
Article amended at 13:34 to correct information. Rita Serrano has been with Caixa Econômica Federal for 33 years, and not 31, as initially reported.