Igor Cornelsen of Curitiba Brazil

Igor Cornelsen was born in Curitiba, Brazil, and attended engineering school at the Federal University of Parana. After two years of diligence in learning how to become an engineer, Igor realized that his calling was more with economics. In 1970, at an era where complex calculators were not commonly used as they are today, Igor’s engineering background was valuable and helped him to secure a job at an investment banking firm; This eventually propelled him to success and eventually led him to Rio De Janeiro. In 1974 in Rio, Igor became promoted to the board of directors at the bank named Multibanco. Two years later, in 1976, he actually secured a position as the chief executive officer.

A few years later when Multibanco was bought out by Bank of America, Igor Cornelsen saw this as the old saying goes, “When one door closes another door opens.” So he applied with Unibanco, which was one of the biggest banks at the time in Brazil. One thing led to another, and in 1985 he packed up and moved to another bank named Libra Bank. From Libra, he finally moved his way into Standard Chartered Bank, which is actually one of the largest banks in Singapore and was established when the British colonized the east and established ties over there. They have branches worldwide, and he ended up working at Standard Chartered for a good seven years before moving on and starting his own firm. Follow Igor Cornelsen on Twitter.

With such an extensive background in the investment banking world in Brazil, one would only expect Igor Cornelsen to have some insight on the world of finance. Over the years, Igor Cornelsen has learned that the most exciting aspect of the industry is related to understanding shifts in market trends before other investors do. He cites that much of his gain is from studying the news from Reuters more so than it is from listening to the advice of individual investors who have certain opinions of the markets. View: https://interview.net/igor-cornelsen/

 

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