Mauel Carvalho da Silva Neto joins PM World Correspondents Network in Brazil


25 July 2013 – Dallas, London, Sydney, Belo Horizonte – PM World has announced that Mr. Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto has been appointed an International Correspondent for the organization in Brazil.  Mr. da Silva Neto is an active project management advisor, educator and experienced executive based in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.

Manuel-Carvalho-da-Silva-NetoManuel Carvalho da Silva Neto, MsC, Mech. Engineer and PMP is invited professor at Fundação Dom Cabral and a program and project management consultant. He is a seasoned professional with over 38 years of experience in project management, process management and organizational strategy. Manuel has managed or participated in more than a hundred projects across different fields, including steel, mining, IT, telecommunications, food processing, government and construction to mention a few.

He worked also in projects of PMO (Project Management Office) and methodology of project management. He has also strong skills in leading people and in finance. Manuel served as Minas Gerais State Undersecretary for Planning and Budget during 2007 – 2008.

minas-geraisMinas Gerais is one of the 26 states of Brazil and ranks as the second most populous, the third by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the fourth largest by area in the country. The state’s capital and largest city, Belo Horizonte, is a major urban and finance center in Latin America, and is the sixth largest urban agglomeration in Brazil; its metropolitan area is the third largest in Brazil with just over 5,500,000 inhabitants.  [1] Photo: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

The service sector in the state is the largest component of GDP at 47.1%, followed by the industrial sector at 44.1%. Agriculture represents 8.8% of GDP (2004). Exports: iron ore 26.1%, iron products 20.9%, coffee 12.8%, not ferrous metals 7.2%, other agriculture products 6.2%, vehicles 5.9% (2002). Share of the Brazilian economy: 9% (2005).  Minas Gerais is a major producer of milk, coffee and other agricultural commodities, as well as minerals. Electronics are produced in Minas. The automakers Fiat and Mercedes-Benz have factories there. Tourism is also an important activity for the state, with Eco-tourism a rising economic activity in the state. [1]

Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese language country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.

Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km (4,655 mi). brazil-mapIt is bordered on the north by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French overseas region of French Guiana; on the northwest by Colombia; on the west by Bolivia and Peru; on the southwest by Argentina and Paraguay and on the south by Uruguay. Numerous archipelagos also form part of Brazilian territory. Brazil borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47% of the continent of South America.

Brazil was a colony of Portugal beginning from the landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500.  Independence was achieved in 1822 with the formation of the Empire of Brazil. The country became a presidential republic in 1889; its current Constitution, formulated in 1988, defines Brazil as a federal republic. The Federation is formed by the union of the Federal District, the 26 States, and the 5,564 Municipalities.

The Brazilian economy is the world’s seventh largest by nominal GDP and the seventh largest by purchasing power parity, as of 2012. A member of the BRIC group, Brazil has one of the world’s fastest growing major economies, and its economic reforms have given the country new international recognition and influence. Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, the G20, CPLP, Latin Union, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Organization of American States, Mercosul and the Union of South American Nations. Brazil is one of 17 mega-diverse countries, home to a variety of wildlife, natural environments, and extensive natural resources. Brazil is an emerging power in international affairs. [2]

According to PM World President and Managing Editor David Pells, “We are honored to have Manuel join our correspondent team in Brazil.  He is an extremely experienced and well-connected project manager, with experience as a government executive responsible for planning, budgets and oversight of many programs and projects. I am happy to welcome him to our team.”

Mr. da Silva Neto stated, “This is an exciting time to be here, with Brazil hosting the next World Cup and Summer Olympic Games. There are many projects underway in many cities to prepare for these sporting events. Even this week, the new Pope is here on his first overseas trip. We need more project management everywhere. I look forward to contributing to the PM World Journal, reporting news and stories about projects and project management in Brazil.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is published by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of new articles, papers, and stories about projects and project management in many countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.


[1]        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minas_Gerais

[2]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil