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Renata Mercante

Senior News Editor, PPI Pulp & Paper Week

Fastmarkets RISI

Renata Mercante is a senior news editor for PPI Pulp & Paper Week. She covers the North American graphic paper markets, and has done so since March 2019. Before that, she covered news, prices and market developments in all over Latin America for over 12 years, including pulp, recovered paper, packaging and graphic paper. Renata joined Fastmarkets RISI as Editor of PPI Latin America in September 2006, when the company opened its Latin American office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During her time in the industry, she has interviewed many of the CEOs at the leading pulp and paper companies and visited many pulp, paper and packaging plants. She also assists with Fastmarkets RISI conferences and other special events. She speaks fluent Portuguese, English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian and French. Prior to joining Fastmarkets RISI, Renata spent five years working for ABTCP, the Brazilian pulp and paper technical association, covering the Latin American pulp and paper market for the O Papel magazine. She holds a degree in journalism and communications from the Casper Libero University in Sao Paulo and also in law at Ibirapuera University in Sao Paulo.


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