Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, BACC-SE serves the following states: Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi.


Under Ms. Lucia Jennings’s leadership, the BACC-SE grew to become one of the most active bi-national chambers in Atlanta. Ms. Lucia Jennings was instrumental in bringing to Georgia foreign dignitaries including the former president of Brazil, The Honorable Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazilian Ambassadors and Ministers to speak at Chamber-organized events.

Board 2019-20

As a resident of Atlanta for more than 40 years, Ms. Lucia Jennings is very well acquainted with the International Business Community and how to seek access to government officials. She is the “go to person” for Brazilian and American entrepreneurs wishing to investigate business opportunities in both countries. From the entertainment industry to commodity trading, BACCE-SE can assist in projects at any phase or stage by providing valuable intelligence that will facilitate achieving absolute success.

In 2007, Atlanta Magazine named Ms. Lucia Jennings as one of the “World Class Fifty-Five Most Influential Foreign-Born Atlantans.” Ms. Lucia Jennings has been featured in several publications, radio and television shows, as well as speaking engagements in the U.S. and Brazil. As a leader of the Brazilian Chamber of the Southeast, her advice has shaped the way Brazilian businesses do business in the Southeast.

On its 15th year in existence, BACC-SE received a Proclamation from Fulton County Commissioner; Dr. John H. Eaves for the outstanding job BACC-SE has done in creating jobs by guiding Brazilian companies expand their operations into the Atlanta area.

In addition to many key events, the Annual Brazil Economic Outlook in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is one that has been on every international business calendar. Several distinguished speakers and affluent economists have been part of the panel discussions.

LEADERSHIP | Board Members

On October 9, 2019, the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of the SE (BACC-SE) held its Annual Meeting – Elections to the Board of Directors at Fogo de Chao in Buckhead with the presence of Honorary Chairman of the Board, Consul General Carlos Henrique de Abreu. Following the elections, the board members were greeted by members and prospective members of BACC-SE for a delicious taste of churrasco and other delicious appetizers from Fogo de Chao.

Honorary Chairman Carlos Henrique de Abreu

Consul General of Brazil in Atlanta

BACC-SE Chair, Gene King

Sr Managing Director, Sequence/Invest America

Henry Berger

Global Head of Marketing, Animal Diagnostics, Boeringher Ingelhein

Marcelo Bernal

Co-founder and CEO Carnegie Brasil

Ney Corsino

President & CEO NanoLumens

Fernanda Kirchner

Project Manager, GA Department of Economic Development

Harold Milk

President & CEO, BeOn Group

Nelson Mikovenyi

Director, In-Flight Services, Delta Airlines

Gabriele Miotto MD

Plastic Surgeon, ME Plastic Surgery

Maria Luiza C.A. Pinho, PhD

Professor of International Business, Georgia State University

Julio Rivera

Sales Manager, Delta Airlines

Ron Slotin

Brazil Strategy Director, Drummond Advisors

Mauricio Vianna

Partner / CEO, MJV Technology & Innovation

Cesar Vence

Deputy Director of International Affairs, City of Atlanta

Paulo Wenceslau

Managing Partner, Global Recruiters Town Center