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Rodrigo Maia

Speaker Rodrigo Maia

President of the Brazilian Federal Chamber of Deputies
Federal Deputy for the State of Rio de Janeiro
 
Federal Deputy Rodrigo Maia is in his third term as president of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil (equivalent to the Speaker of the House in the United States), having first been elected to the position by his peers in July 2016. First elected to the Chamber in 1999 at age 28, Maia is currently serving his sixth term as a federal deputy for the State of Rio de Janeiro. Before turning to politics, Maia worked for Banco BMG and Banco Icatu. He served as Secretary of the Muncipal Government for the city of Rio de Janeiro from 1997-1998. For a full bio, click here.