A prominent investment advisor, Igor Cornelsen, was born in Curitiba, Brazil on October 4, 1947. He studied engineering at Parana’s Federal University. During his time, the said school was the solitary institution for students who want to take up engineering in the Santa Catarina and Parana States, thus, entry admissions for the aforementioned school was tough and quite challenging. After taking up engineering for two years, Igor Cornelsen decided to transfer to another department and took up Economics, which he finished in the same educational facility in 1970.
After his studies, he was employed at an investment bank. It was expected during that time for engineering graduates or for those who took up engineering subjects to be recruited in banks since they have the knowledge in computing rates for compounded interest by making use of slide rules. Such know-how in those days was quite essential because calculators and computers that are used at present were still scarce then. See more of Igor Cornelsen at angel.co
Due to his hard work and perseverance, Igor Cornelsen was able to show off his aptitude in the tasks assigned to him that qualified him to be positioned in Rio de Janeiro and be an investment banker. Besting the rest of his peers, he was advanced to Multibanco’s board of directors in 1974, and was appointed as the bank’s Chief Operating Officer in 1976.
When Multibanco was purchased by the Bank of America in the year 1978, Igor went off to seek greener pastures. This time he found one in Unibanco, which was one of the best investment banks in the country of Brazil. He served with Unibanco till 1985, when the economy’s inflation rate was at its peak. Then he got the opportunity to be employed with a London Merchant bank called Libra Bank PLC.
The move to Libra Bank had its perks because he was paid in dollars (US), which afforded him the chance to make some investments. After his time with Libra Bank, he went off to Standard Chartered Merchant Bank where he was the representative for Brazil and one of its board of directors.
After 7 years in Standard Chartered Merchant Bank, Igor Cornelsen left to build his own business, which he still oversees at present. Learn more: https://about.me/igorcornelsen1