Carlos Eduardo Abijaodi is the Director of Industrial Development at the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry – CNI. Prior to joining CNI, Abijaodi was the Director of Business Development and Head of the International Business Center at the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Previously he was an International Division Assistant, International Division Coordinator, and International Director for Africa and the Middle East at Andrade Gutierrez Group. Abijaodi has a B.A. in Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and a M.Sc. in Economics Engineering from the Institute of Economic Administration, Brazil.