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Americo Martins

Editor – Global Partnerships, British Broadcasting Corporation

Biography

Americo Martins is the Editor of Global Partnerships at the BBC, in London, since October 2016.

A Brazilian journalist with more than 25 years of professional experience, he was born in São Paulo and has lived in different places in Brazil and in the UK. During his first period working for the BBC in London (from 1998 to 2010), he was the Head of BBC Brazil and the Executive Editor for the Americas.

In Brazil, he worked for four years as Superintendent of journalism and Sports at Rede TV, one of the country's national TV networks. Afterwards, he was first the Director-General and then the President and CEO of the Brazilian public broadcasting company, EBC (Empresa Brasil de Comunicacao). In addition to performing the duties inherent to the position, Americo Martins was a guest teacher of journalism in post-graduation courses.

Americo has a MA in International Journalism (City University of London) and a MSc in Political Theory (Birkbeck College).