Alberto Goldman

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Alberto Goldman
Alberto Goldman in 2006 as a congressman.
34th Governor of São Paulo
In office
2 April 2010 – 1 January 2011
Vice Governor None
Preceded by José Serra
Succeeded by Geraldo Alckmin
Vice Governor of São Paulo
In office
1 January 2007 – 2 April 2010
Governor José Serra
Preceded by Cláudio Lembo
Succeeded by Guilherme Afif
Minister of Transport
In office
2 October 1992 – 21 December 1993
President Itamar Franco
Preceded by Affonso Camargo Neto
Succeeded by Margarida Coimbra
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 February 1979 – 31 December 2006
Constituency São Paulo
Personal details
Born (1934-10-12) 12 October 1934 (age 82)
São Paulo
Political party PSDB
Occupation Engineer
Religion Judaism

Alberto Goldman (Portuguese pronunciation: [awˈbɛɾtu ˈɡowdmã]; São Paulo, 12 October 1937) is a Brazilian engineer and politician. He was elected Vice Governor of São Paulo in 2006 with Governor José Serra. After Serra's resignation, Goldman became governor of São Paulo on 6 April 2010.[1]

Goldman started coursing engineering in the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo when he was 18.[2] When the 1964 Brazilian coup d'état took place, he was a militant of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB), that was outcast by law. Soon after the AI-5, he became a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB).

After the end of the MDB in the late 1970s, he became a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB). He went back to PCB but ended up switching it for PMDB in 1987.[2] From 1992-1994, he served as the Transport Minister of Itamar Franco presidency. In 1996, he left PMDB and became a member of PSDB and was elected two years later a federal deputy.

He served as governor of the state of São Paulo from April 2010 to January 2011, replacing José Serra that resigned from office in order to run for the presidency in 2010, and was succeeded by the current governor Geraldo Alckmin.

He currently serves as National Vice President of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party. The president is senator Aécio Neves, who is most likely to be the candidate of the party in the 2014 race for the presidency.[3]


  1. ^ Roncaglia, Daniel (6 April 2010). "Goldman assume governo de SP com elogios a Serra e críticas ao mensalão" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Complete biography of Alberto Goldman" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Goldman coordenará campanha de Aécio em São Paulo" (in Portuguese). Estadão. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
Government offices
Preceded by
José Serra
Governor of São Paulo
Succeeded by
Geraldo Alckmin