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First Latin American Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow visits Singapore

Brazil's Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mr Ricardo Schaefer, is visiting Singapore as the 45th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow. He is also the first Fellow from Latin America and will be in Singapore from July 28 to August 1.

SINGAPORE: Brazil's Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mr Ricardo Schaefer, is visiting Singapore as the 45th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow. He is also the first Fellow from Latin America and will be in Singapore from July 28 to August 1.

Established in 1991, the programme invites outstanding individuals for high-level exchange visits to Singapore.

During his visit, Mr Schaefer will call on Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang. He will also meet Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Lee Yi Shyan. Mr Schaefer will also have meetings with the Economic Development Board, International Enterprise Singapore, the Housing and Development Board and JTC Corporation.

The Fellows are chosen based on their proven track records, or potential to contribute to the development of their nations, as well as promote international understanding and goodwill.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr Schaefer was the Deputy Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. From 2007 to 2010, he served first as the Director of Planning and Management, and later as Vice President, of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). 

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