Fernando da Mata Pimentel

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His Excellency
Fernando Pimentel
Photo of Minister Pimentel
40th Governor of Minas Gerais
Assumed office
1 January 2015
Vice Governor Antônio Andrade
Preceded by Alberto Pinto Coelho
Minister of Development, Industry
and Foreign Trade
In office
1 January 2011 – 12 February 2014
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Miguel Jorge
Succeeded by Mauro Borges Lemos
50th Mayor of Belo Horizonte
In office
8 November 2001 – 1 January 2009
Preceded by Célio de Castro
Succeeded by Márcio Lacerda
Personal details
Born Fernando Damata Pimentel
(1951-03-31) 31 March 1951 (age 66)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party Workers' Party
Spouse(s) Carolina de Oliveira
Children 2 (two)
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (L.)
Federal University of Minas Gerais (M.D.)
Occupation Politician
Profession Economist
Religion Roman Catholicism

Fernando Damata Pimentel (Belo Horizonte; March 31, 1951) is a Brazilian politician and economist. He is a member of the PT. He was the Mayor of Belo Horizonte from 2001 to 2009, became the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade in the Cabinet of Rousseff, and is currently the Governor of Minas Gerais, having assumed office on January 1, 2015.


Fernando Pimentel studied Economy at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is a member of the PT, a party he helped to create.

He was married and has two adopted children.

Academic career[edit]

He has held teaching and scholarly activity as coordinator of the Extension Center of the Faculty of Economic Sciences, UFMG, and since August 1978, as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics. Active member of the professional categories of entities, held the vice-presidency of the Association of University Teachers of Belo Horizonte, in the management 1985–1987, he was president of the Regional Economy of Minas Gerais (1991–1992) having been reelected twice, a counselor of the same, in the period 1990–1992. He was also director of the Union of Economists of Minas Gerais (1986–1992).

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Government offices
Preceded by
Miguel Jorge
Minister of Development, Industry
and Foreign Trade

Succeeded by
Mauro Borges Lemos
Political offices
Preceded by
Célio de Castro
Mayor of Belo Horizonte
Succeeded by
Marcio Lacerda
Preceded by
Alberto Pinto Coelho
Governor of Minas Gerais