Erenice Guerra

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Erenice Guerra
Portrait of Erenice Guerra
41st Chief of Staff of the Presidency
In office
April 1, 2010 – September 16, 2010
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Preceded by Dilma Rousseff
Succeeded by Antonio Palocci
Personal details
Born Erenice Alves Guerra
(1959-02-15) February 15, 1959 (age 58)
Brasília, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Residence Brasília, Brazil
Profession Lawyer

Erenice Alves Guerra (Brazilian Portuguese: [eɾeˈnjsj ˈawvjs ˈgɛʁɐ] or [eɾẽˈnjsj ˈawvjs ˈgɛʁɐ]; born February 15, 1959) was the 41st Chief of Staff of Brazil. She is best known for resigning from the post of Chief of Staff due to credible allegations of corruption and nepotism for which she was publicly reprimanded by the President's Public Ethics Committee. She was born in Brasília and is a law graduate, specialized in Health Law.

She was Chief of Staff of the Secretariat of Public Security of the Federal District Government (GDF) and general manager of the Brasília Metro. She was also head of the legal department of the Brasília Society of Collective Transport (TCB).

At the federal administration level, she was manager of Eletronorte, Attorney General of the National School of Public Administration (ENAP), Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and consultant of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the Ministry of Health. She also worked in the council of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil.

Erenice was an advisor at Petrobras and the São Francisco Hydroelectric Company (CHESF). Currently she is member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES).

From 2005 to 2010 she held the position of Executive Secretary of the Presidential Staff Office.


Government offices
Preceded by
Dilma Rousseff
Chief of Staff of the Presidency
Succeeded by
Carlos Eduardo Esteves Lima (Provisional)
Antonio Palocci