Roberto Luis Olinto Ramos is, currently, President of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics − IBGE, an institution responsible for the National Statistical System and Statistical Cooperation. He holds a master degree in Systems Engineering and a doctorate degree in Production Engineering, both from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
For nearly 39 years, he has worked for the Statistical Service of the Brazilian Government, mainly in the field of economic statistics. He was, previously, the Economic and Social Surveys Director at IBGE, an area in charge of all official statistics in the country: production, planning and analysis. He was the Coordinator of National Accounts, being responsible for the planning and implementation of the System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA). He has also worked on several projects in economic statistics, such as compilation of input-output tables and management of the implementation of the Quarterly National Accounts of Brazil.
Currently, at the international level, Roberto Olinto represents the MERCOSUR countries and Chile in the Inter-agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDG) of the United Nations and is a member of the board of the International Comparison Program (ICP Governing Board).
He is an international consultant on National Accounts of the Statistics Department of the International Monetary Fund.
Roberto Olinto has been a member of the United Nations Expert Group on National Accounts since 2002.
Mother tongue: Portuguese
Other languages: English, Spanish and French