Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva has been the CEO of Embraer S.A. since July 2016, leading a global organization headquartered in Brazil, with businesses in commercial and executive aviation as well as in defense and security. Mr. Silva joined Embraer in 1997 as Vice President for customer financing. In 2010, he was appointed President & CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, position he held until June of this year. Under his tenure, the company has expanded its footprint in commercial aviation, consolidating its leadership in the segment with up to 130 seats. For more than two decades, he worked in financial institutions in Brazil, Europe, and the United States. Mr. Silva holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Mackenzie University (São Paulo, Brazil) and a Finance MBA from the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland.