Meirelles tipped for top

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Although his final decision is still pending, Henrique Meirelles, the highly regarded ex–president of Brazil's Central Bank, looks set to take on the massive task of preparing Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, following president Dilma's recent invitation to the head role.

Meirelles would become the president of the Olympic Public Authority and, by all accounts, would bring a tonne of credibility and competence to the ongoing preparations for the event, which are already creating serious issues for the Rio city and state governments as well as the federal groups involved in the planning. Meirelles has asked for some time to analyse the position and insisted that he would require the capacity to appoint other key roles in the organisation and run things free from political or other interference. About Simon TarmoA journalist from Sydney, Australia, and co–founder of industry journal Australian Sponsorship News, Simon Tarmo now lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Having worked on a range of writing, research and trade projects across a number of industries including sport, entertainment and wine, he is currently focusing on business opportunities involving the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 in Brazil. With fluent Portuguese language skills, he has an extensive network of contacts throughout Brazil and can advise and assist foreign groups doing business in the country. More details http://simontarmo. blogspot. com/ ~ Simon Tarmo+55 31 9196 0069simon@pando. com. auhttp://simontarmo. blogspot. com/

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