H.E José Ricardo Botelho
Director / President- National Civil Aviation Agency Brazil
Director of ANAC for a five-year term since 19 March of 2016.
Graduated in Law at Catholic University of Bahia (1992-1996), has a degree in Criminal Sciences from Jorge Amado University (2003-2005) and in Public Security Management from the National Police Academy (2009).
Chief Officer of the Brazilian Federal Police Department since 1999, Mr. Botelho has also a degree from the FBI National Academy (Certificate of Achievement Criminal Justice
Education – University of Virginia). Mr. Botelho concluded
courses at the National Executive Institute NEI/FBI, including modules at the John F Kennedy Government School at Harvard University.
He acted as Minister’s Assistant at the Bureau of Presidential Institutional Security, having received an honorable mention after leaving the position.
Mr. Botelho was Chief and Coordinator of the Bureau of International Criminal Police, where he coordinated activities with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in Brazil. Moreover, he was in charge of negotiating international agreements and legal cooperation projects with the Police Departments from other countries. He has coordinated the Brazilian Federal Police attaché around the world.
He has also acted as Secretary of National Security for Great Events at the Ministry of Justice from 2011 to 2012. In this position, he was responsible for conceiving the Security Plan for Great Events and its corresponding budget plan for the World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016.
Afterwards, Mr. Botelho acted as Alternate Representative at the Brazilian Diplomatic Delegation at the Counsel of ICAO (2012–2015). During this tenure, he has directly participated at the draft of Tokyo Convention Protocol, being particularly relevant in the discussions related to the In Flight Security Officer (IFSO). He took part at the works for making Brazil part of the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) and the Advanced Passenger Information (API).
Additionally, he has worked in the drafting of rules against unlawful interference (AVSEC) on civil aviation. Mr. Botelho has received an honorable mention of the
Japanese Government and was recognized as an “outstanding partnership” by DEA and NCIS. Mr. Botelho was also laureled with medals of “Navy’s Friend” and “Almirante Tamandare”.