João Amoêdo

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João Amoêdo
João Amoêdo em entrevista ao Canal do Otário (cropped).jpg
National President of the New Party
Assumed office
30 January 2019
Preceded byMoisés Jardim
In office
12 February 2011 – 4 July 2017
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byRicardo Taboaço
Personal details
João Dionisio Filgueira Barreto Amoêdo

(1962-10-22) 22 October 1962 (age 56)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political partyNOVO (since 2011)
Rosa Helena Nasser (m. 1987)
MotherMaria Elisa Filgueira Barreto
FatherArmando Rocha Amoêdo
Alma materFederal University of Rio de Janeiro
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

João Dionisio Filgueira Barreto Amoêdo (born 22 October 1962 in Rio de Janeiro), also known as João Amoêdo, is a Brazilian banker,[1] engineer and company administrator.[2] He is one of the founders of the New Party (NOVO), which he presided from September 2015 to July 2017,[3] and was its candidate in the Brazilian presidential election of 2018.

Personal life[edit]

João Amoêdo is son of radiologist doctor Armando Rocha Amoêdo and business owner Maria Elisa Filgueira Barreto. In 1987, Amoêdo married Rosa Helena Nasser and together they have three daughters. Always dedicated to sports, he completed 6 Ironman and more than 10 marathons.[4] In 2010, after recovering from a lymphoma, Amoêdo went back to his usual routine, including the sports. He remains active to this day.[5]

Founding the New Party[edit]

In 2009, during a talk with friends, Amoêdo showed himself frustrated with the amount of taxes paid and the disproportionate level of public services provided in return by the government. He started to question the possibility of involving examples of private initiative to improve public services with great management, meritocracy, and transparency.

After talks with politicians, he concluded that the only way to improve the lives of people is to bring new leadership to public life, creating a new institution - a political party different from the existing ones. The goal was to build a tool that would enable people that were never involved in politics but had an interest in it, and truly wanted to make a change, to participate. The only certainty, according to Amoêdo, was that the current politicians were not doing a good job, and the people had to get involved in order for true change to come about.

Along with 181 citizens, those of 35 different professions and native from 10 different states from the Federation, found NOVO in 12 February 2011. In 15 September 2015, Novo had its definitive register approved and Amoêdo became the president of the party,[6][7] withdrawn from office since July 2017.[3]

Political views[edit]

He is in favor of defense of individual liberties for understanding that the free market is the business environment that works better for everyone, that the individual is the main wealth generator and that he is an agent of changes.[8] Founder of New Party, Amoêdo states that everyone elected by the party will follow the liberal ideal, with State reduction, greater autonomy of the individual and the reduction of taxes.[9] About Bolsa Família, Amoêdo says in a column in Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo that the program would be "what brings one of the best returns in relation of the amount [of money] invested", but that it doesn't show a "clear way out".[10]


  1. ^
    • Pessoa, Gabriela (2017-11-18). "Partido Novo lança pré-candidatura do banqueiro João Amoêdo". Valor Econômico. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
    • "Ex-banqueiro pode ser candidato do Novo para a presidência | EXAME". Retrieved 2018-05-31.
    • Paulo, Nara Alves, iG São (2011-06-16). "Banqueiro busca apoio para criar 'partido sem políticos' - Política - iG". Último Segundo.
    • "Brasil - NOTÍCIAS - João Dionísio Amoedo: "Nossos candidatos terão metas de gestão"". Retrieved 2018-05-31.
    • "Candidato do Novo, João Amoêdo defende privatização de todos os serviços públicos do país". BBC Brasil. 2018-04-27.
    • Kroehn, Márcio (2017-12-15). "O que João Amoêdo pode fazer no Planalto - ISTOÉ DINHEIRO". ISTOÉ DINHEIRO.
  2. ^ "Partido Novo anuncia João Amoêdo como pré-candidato a presidente em 2018" (in Portuguese). G1. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b Clavery, Elisa (6 July 2017). "Partido Novo anuncia troca na presidência nacional" (in Portuguese). Estadão. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Resultados Triathlon" (in Portuguese). FTERJ - Federação de Triathlon do Estado do RJ. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ "João Dionisio Filgueira Barreto Amoêdo: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ Ramalho, Renan (15 September 2017). "Partido Novo recebe registro do TSE e se torna a 33ª legenda do país" (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Quem Somos" (in Portuguese). Novo 30. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  8. ^ Pinheiro, Joel. "Conversamos com João Amoedo, fundador do partido Novo" (in Portuguese). Spotniks. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  9. ^ Aragão, Alexandre (17 September 2015). "Desilusão com a política pode ajudar Novo a crescer, diz presidente da sigla" (in Portuguese). Uol. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  10. ^ Amoêdo, João Dionisio (2 October 2017). "Bolsa Família: um exemplo de livre mercado" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 30 November 2017.

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Preceded by
Moisés Jardim
National President of the NOVO
New political party National President of the NOVO
Succeeded by
Ricardo Taboaço
NOVO nominee for President of Brazil
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