Rio2016: President of Empresa Olimpica leaves Post

Ten days after the Coordination Commission of the International Olympic Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016 left Rio de Janeiro, the president of the Municipal Olympic Company left her post. Maria Silvia Bastos  will no longer head the company responsible for municipal works of the two competitions. In the visit to the Brazilian city to supervise the preparations, the international body had pressed for the urgent definition of the division of responsibilities among the three levels of government and matrix organization.


Maria Silvia OUT

Maria Silvia OUT


Joaquim Monteiro de Carvalho IN

The news, however, caught the employees by surprise as Maria Silvia seemed to have chosen to leak the information to a Society Column at Jornal O Globo, Ancelmo Goes, instead of telling them of her departure. Highly regarded as a very competent executive, Maria Silvia is believed to have already had found herself a new job. Her place at Empresa Olimpica will be filled by Joaquim Monteiro de Carvalho, a young executive from one of the most tradicional families in Rio and responsible for a celebrated campaign “Rio: eu amo  Eu cuido” = Rio: I love, I care”.   Collaborative efforts have been made in cleaning beaches, replanting in beds of South Zone, combating irregular garbage dump in slums and education campaigns in traffic. ”


About Betise Assumpcao Head

Communicator, specialized in Media Relations, Reputation, Crisis Management, corporate or individual. I started as a Sports Journalist (7 years, Mains newspapers and magazines in Brazil) turned into World Wide Press Officer (Senna 1990/1994), been to Games in Barcelona Atlanta, London & Rio 2016. Italy, Germany & Brazilian World Cups.

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