Luiz Carlos Trabuco – Influential Brazilian Business Leader

Currently Chairman of the Board, Banco Bradesco SA, Luiz Carlos Trabuco is a graduate of the University of São Paulo, where he obtained a postgraduate degree in Social Psychology. Mr. Trabuco is a honored member of the World Economic Forum (“The Forum”), which was established in 1971 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum draws on the education, background and experience of leaders from around the world in the arenas of business and politics. Their actions are impartial and independent, with no ties to particular special interest groups. As stated on the World Economic Forum website, their mission can be summarized as follows: “We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.”

Born October 6, 1951, Luiz Carlos Trabuco has fulfilled a “walk of life” that has brought him notoriety in his home country of Brazil as well as influence globally. Mr. Trabuco started his career at the age of seventeen as a clerk at Banco Bradesco. Rising through the ranks over the next fifteen years, he eventually became Marketing Director. Under his leadership, the bank modernized its communication strategies and formed closer ties with media entities.


After serving in this management capacity for eight years, in 1992 Luiz Carlos Trabuco was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Bradesco Vida e Providência (an independent subsidiary of the bank that concentrated on private pension). Mr. Trabuco was appointed as Managing Director of Banco Bradesco in 1998. In 1999 he was elected to be Executive Vice President of the bank. By 2003, Mr. Trabuco had moved up to take on the position of President of Bradesco Seguros, a business conglomerate containing eight other companies. Luiz Carlos Trabuco became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bradesco in October of 2017. Bradesco is the second largest bank in Brazil.

It is no wonder that Mr. Trabuco was invited to become a member of the prestigious and influential World Economic Forum. He was named as one of the 100 most influential Brazilians in 2009 and was deemed to be one of the best CEOs in Brazil in 2016 by Forbes magazine.