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Hugo Barreto

Secretary-General, Roberto Marinho Foundation


Hugo Barreto has been the Secretary General of Fundação Roberto Marinho since 2001. Prior to that he was FRM’s creative director. He has wide experience in the field of educational television and was responsible for the creation of pioneer science and environmental tv series in Brazilian television. He coordinates the Telecurso, one of the largest education projects in Brazil, that has enabled 1.5 million people to complete their basic education. Hugo is also responsible for the Futura Channel - an educational tv totally supported by private corporations, watched by more than 35 million Brazilians, including 1.8 million teachers and educators. Under his leadership FRM implemented some of the most visited museums in Brazil – the Museum of Portuguese Language and the Museum of Football, the Museum of Art of Rio and the Museum of Tomorrow

He currently leads the creation of the Museum of Image and Sound, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and the reconstruction, after the fire (in 2015), of the Museum of Portuguese Language

Mr Barreto holds a Baccalaureate degree in Philosophy and was chairman of the Board of GIFE, Group of Institutes, Foundations and Companies, 2004-2007. GIFE is a model in Latin America in the area of private social investment

Regional Focus

South America