Celso F. A. Leite, 47, married, is a Business Administration graduate, (Escola de Adminstração de Empresas de São Paulo - Fundação Getúlio Vargas - 1980) who specialized in International Trade and Marketing, with experience in Development Projects for Persons, Businesses and Communities, besides being a Sworn Translator, Interpreter and a Teacher at the local College (ALIE –ISCA), where he teaches Quality and International Trade, in the Business Administration Graduation Course and Marketing Applied to Tourism, in the Tourism Course.

Fluently speaking 3 languages (Portuguese, English and Spanish) and with reasonable knowledge of two other languages (German and Italian), Celso Leite has worked for Multinational companies in Brazil in the Auto-parts and Woodworking Machinery areas, besides working as an Independent Consultant, since 1991, for Manufacturers of Household Appliances, Machines, Jewelry, Food Importers /Exporters and for Fashion Businesses as well.

Having lived and studied abroad for sometime, he frequently attends trade fairs in Brasil and abroad, professionally supporting companies, which wish to successfully participate in the International Market.

With an experience of more than 20 years in the International Area, Celso has also been dedicating a great deal of his time to acquire experience in Strategic Planning and in Supporting Community Development Projects.

During his career he worked as Marketing and Export Manager for two Multinationals in Brazil, and during four years he managed a Community Foundation type organization dedicated to quality of life improvement through economical development, while simultaneously working for another NGO that is committed to implementing Quality projects, mainly Total Quality on Education, in schools located in Limeira and nearby communities. During this period of more than four years, which ended in the second semester of 2001, Celso was able to help design and implement projects that tremendously contributed to foster an open mentality, stimulating Quality procedures and entrepreneurship among youngsters. Examples of such projects are the International Seminar on Quality on Education, which Celso helped organize and managed during four years, a gathering of 1000 public and private school teachers who, during 3 days, attended lectures given by experts on quality on education and other disciplines, such as pedagogy, psychology and management. This seminar, this year on its 9th edition, counted on the presence of both Brazilian and foreign experts who lectured to the Teachers.

In 1998, sponsored by The Ford Foundation, Celso traveled to the United States in order to visit Community Foundations in Michigan and learn about fund raising tactics and procedures. He spent one full week visiting private and Community Foundations located in the state of Michigan, including The W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, The Ford Foundation, and Community Foundations in Kalamazoo, Muskegon, New Holland and Grand Heaven, where he spent some learning time with the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Celso has also been a promoter, fund raiser and advisor for the Junior Achievement Program, a partnership between public school and private companies, sponsored and monitored by one of the Community Foundations formerly managed by Celso, which, counting on the support of volunteers and businesses, teaches the basics of business and ethics to elementary school children. Every year the NGO offers the program to more than 700 students. And, not to forget, Celso, through the two NGO’s, helped design and implement projects in waste recycling, environment protection, small business financing and management, etc..

Successfully established as an independent consultant in the Strategic Planning and International Trade / Marketing areas since 1991, Celso is also a volunteer in his Community, having managed, for 8 years (1994 – 2002), an Orphanage / Foster home for boys aged 2 through 12, besides cooperating with NGO’s that support cancer patients and handicapped children .

See below some of the International Fairs and Events professionally attended by Celso, either supporting his customers who were exhibiting at the Shows or leading groups of Brazilian Business people:

-1980: National Shoe Show (Summer Edition) – New York (New York Coliseum)
-1981: National Shoe Show (Winter Edition) – Las Vegas
-1981: National Shoe Show (Summer Edition) – New York (New York Coliseum)

-1982 Salão do Automóvel – São Paulo
-1983 Salão do Automóvel – São Paulo
-1984 Salão do Automóvel – São Paulo
-1985: Salão do Automóvel – São Paulo
-1986: Salão do Automóvel – São Paulo

-1987: Ligna Hanover – Wood Working Machinery Fair – Hanover / Germany
-1988: Interbimall – Wood Working Machinery Fair – Milan / Italy
-1989: Ligna Hanover – Hanover / Germany
-1990: Interbimall – Milan / Italy
-1991: Ligna Hanover – Hanover / Germany
-1991: Feimafe – Machine Tool and Equipment – São Paulo
-1992: Feira da Mecânica – Machine and Mechanical Equipment - São Paulo

-1992: FISA – Feira Internacional de Santiago – Santiago / Chile
-1992: Midest – (International Outsourcing Show) – Paris / France
-1995: UD – Household Appliances International Show – São Paulo
-1996: Fisa – Feira Internacional de Santiago – Santiago /Chile
-1997: Domotecnica – International Fair of Household Technology – Cologne / Germany
-1997: Feira Internacional de Santa Cruz de La Sierra – Sta. Cruz de La Sierra / Bolívia

Algumas Feiras Internacionais onde Celso liderou / acompanhou delegações de empresários Brasileiros ao exterior:
Some International Fairs and Exhibitions visited by Celso Leite while leading or included in delegations of Brazilian business persons attending the events:

-1997: Feira da Alimentação e Produtos Agro Pecuários de Buenos Aires – Argentina
-1999: JCK – International Jewelry Show – Las Vegas – USA
-1999: VicenzaOro – International Watch and Jewelry Show – Vicenza / Italy
-2001: World Swimming Meeting (Sport Event) – Warsaw / Poland.
-2002: TrendSet – International Gift and Decoration Fair – Stuttgart / Germany
-2002: Bijutex – International Fair of Plated Jewelry and Bijoux – Munich / Germany
-2003: BaselWorld – International Jewelry and Watch Show – Basel / Switzerland
-2003: BaselWorld –Global Hall– International Jewelry and Watch Show Zurich Switzerland