Graduated in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, USA. Experienced in the public and private sectors, Costa has great expertise in international affairs, business development, marketing and strategic planning, organizational leadership and business promotion.
Between 2000 and 2002, Costa was business manager of AES Corporation. From 2006 to 2011, he worked at Apex-Brazil, where he reached the post of business manager-general (deputy director).
In 2011 Costa joined Investe São Paulo as the Managing Director, having as main objectives attracting new businesses to the state of São Paulo, promoting the image of the State in Brazil and abroad, fostering institutional relations with domestic and international companies and organizations, and coordinating actions and strategies of the Agency to ensure a high-level performance.