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Rodrigo Janot

Professor, Universidad de los Andes

Rodrigo Janot is a professor at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá) and at the Centro Universitário de Brasília. Prior to this, he served as attorney general of Brazil from 2013 to 2017, where he led investigations into Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato) and opened 137 investigations at the Federal Supreme Court. Janot was included in the “challengers” category in Foreign Policy’s list of 100 Global Thinkers in 2015 and served as president of the Asociación Ibero Americana de Ministerios Públicos from 2013 to 2014. Among his other roles, Janot was the general secretary of the federal Public Ministry from 2003 to 2005, and was promoted to assistant attorney general in 2003, after being promoted to regional prosecutor in 1993 and serving as a state prosecutor from 1984 to 1987. He received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in law from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, specializing in commercial law, and obtained a specialization in the environment and consumer protection from the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento S. Anna in Pisa, Italy.