B. De Azevedo Brito

Acting Executive Director B. De Azevedo Brito served from May 1981 to his resignation in February 1982, and Deputy Executive Director, January 1979 to May 1981. A Brazilian citizen born in 1935, Mr. De Azevedo Brito trained as a diplomat and served his country’s embassies in Denmark, Norway and Spain prior to heading the economics section in the Brazilian mission to the United Nations in New York and representing Brazil on the UNDP council and ECOSOC.

From 1975, he was head of the Brazilian permanent mission to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and represented Brazil on the governing bodies of FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP).