Igor Cornelsen is a Brazilian investor that has made a significant contribution to the Brazil economy over the years. Although he started his academic career as an engineer, Igor developed a knack for finance and switched to economics in his third year in the university. His decision didn’t disappoint because it shaped his future career. The 72 years old financial expert spent his early days in Curitiba, Brazil before heading to Paraná Federal University in 1965 at the age of 18. The university was the best engineering institution at that time.
After going through his education, Igor Cornelsen made a debut of his career in one of the reputable banks. Since the computer and calculator technology hadn’t advanced in those days, the banks preferred engineers that had the expertise in calculating compound rates by applying slide rules. Igor had the knowledge needed for the task. Banks admired his unmatched skills, and he rose ranks to one of the most famous bankers in Rio. During his tenure at Multibanco bank, Igor became a director through his exemplary performance in 1974.
Igor Cornelsen’s outstanding performance at the bank resulted in his promotion to the Chief Executive Officer’s office in 1976. However, his short-lived tenure as the bank’s boss culminated in1978 after the acquisition of the bank by the Bank of America. Igor’s expertise and fame landed him a job at Unibanco, one of the leading investment banks in Brazil. Due to Brazil’s economic crisis that pushed inflation high, Igor left Unibanco for Libra Bank in 1985 that operated under London Investment Bank.
In 1992, Igor Cornelsen left Investment Bank and joined Standard Chartered Merchant Bank together with other workmates from the former bank. He assumed the office of the representative in Brazil and a board member until 1992. Igor started his investment company that offers the same services on an individual basis.