The 16th annual gala dinner and 'Personality of the Year' awards took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Tuesday, 13 May at 7pm.
This exclusive black tie event honours two outstanding business leaders who have been particularly instrumental in forging closer commercial ties between Brazil and the UK.
The two recipients of the awards were Andre Santos Esteves and Lord Bamford.
Mr Esteves is chairman of the board, statutory director-president and chief executive officer of BTG Pactual, one of the ten most valuable brands in Brazil. BTG Pactual is the leading investment bank in Latin America, with 30 years' experience in Brazilian and international markets. It has 2,500 employees at twelve offices in Latin America, the UK, the US and China..
Lord Bamford is the chairman of JCB, one of Britain's most successful family-owned businesses. JCB is one of the world's top three manufacturers of construction equipment, employing 11,000 people across four continents and selling its products in 150 countries through 2,000 dealer depots.Each year there is also a high-profile guest of honour. In the past they have included The Rt Hon. Kenneth Clarke MP, The Rt Hon. Hugh Robertson MP, and Lord Lawson.
This year our guest of honour and keynote speaker was His Excellency Minister Alexandre Tombini, Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil.
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