Denise Aguiar Alvarez

Director of Bradesco Foundation


Denise Aguiar Alvarez graduated in Pedagogy from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC), and took her Master’s degree at New York University, USA, in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is the Director of Bradesco Foundation which is the biggest Foundation in Brazil. Bradesco Foundation runs the largest private free educational program for needy children in Brazil.  She also holds the position of Member of the Board of Banco Bradesco S.A. – the second largest private bank in Latin America – since February 1990. 

Besides these activities, she is the Chairman of GIFE (Group of Institutions, Foundations and Companies); Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Friends of Pinacoteca Museum of the State of São Paulo; Member of the Deliberative Council of the Modern Art Museum of São Paulo (MAM); Member of Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind and also Member of the Board of Roberto Marinho Foundation; and Member of the Consultative Council of Futura TV Channel – a television channel dedicated to educational programs.