Caixa’s President, Miriam Belchior, has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Government from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo. From 1997 to 2002, she was Secretary of Administration and Administrative Modernization, and later worked as Secretary for Social Inclusion and Housing for the City Hall of Santo André, in the State of São Paulo.
She continued engaged in academic activities as professor at the University of São Marcos from 1999 to 2002, as well as at the Foundation of Research and Development in Administration, Accounting and Economy for eight years until 2008, both in the State of São Paulo.
Member of the Transition Team of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, she was special advisor to the President from January 2003 to June 2004 when she became Chief of Cabinet for Negotiation and Monitoring of the Presidency of Brazil. From 2007 to 2010 she also became General Coordinator of the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC). On January 2011 was appointed by President Dilma Rousseff to the post of Minister of State for Planning, Budgeting and Management where she remained till December 2014.
Last February, she became President of Caixa Econômica Federal.