Overseeing the Financial Services Industry
Paulo Bilyk F’92, from Brazil. Peter Ackerman, F’69, PhD alum, from the USA.
Paulo, CIO and founding partner of Rio Bravo, an independent asset management firm. Peter, Managing Director of Rockport Capital Incorporated, a private investment firm.
Previously, Paulo was a partner and executive director of Banco Pactual, which he joined as a financial analyst in 1992 and was responsible for building the bank's M&A advisory group. Formerly, he worked at Itautec Informática with the US Department of Commerce and Department of Defense.
From 1978 to 1990, Peter was Director of International Capital Markets at Drexel Burnham Lambert where he structured, financed, and invested in hundreds of recapitalizations. Since its inception in 1990, Rockport has made numerous direct investments in fields as diverse as movie libraries, publishing, propane distribution, textiles, custom labeling, wax refining, auto part remanufacturing, variable life insurance, and internet-based food retailing.
Paulo, board member of the Magda Tagliaferro Foundation for piano education in Sao Paulo, board member at the Incheon Center for International Cooperation and Exchange (ICICE), an NGO that promotes the city of Incheon, in South Korea, as a hub for international cooperation and exchange.
Peter, chairman of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, and member of the US Advisory Council of the US Institute of Peace.
Paulo, the president of AME Campos, a community organization dedicated to social and cultural advancement in Campos do Jordão, Brazil.
Peter was the executive producer of Bringing Down a Dictator, the Peabody award-winning documentary that chronicled the fall of Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia.
Both are members of the board of overseers of the Fletcher School; to which Peter is the Chairman.