Editor, PPI Latin America
Renata Mercante joined RISI as Editor of PPI Latin America in September 2006. She covers news, prices and market developments in the Latin American pulp and paper sector. During her time in the industry, she has interviewed many of the CEOs at the leading pulp and paper companies and visited many mills in Brazil and other Latin American countries. She speaks fluent Portuguese, English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian and French. Prior to joining RISI, Renata spent five years working for ABTCP, the Brazilian pulp and paper technical association, where she spent five years covering the Latin American pulp and paper market. In her role as Editorial Coordinator at ABTCP, Renata was responsible for putting together the editorial for O Papel and Nosso Papel magazines as well as preparing the news for the association's website and co–ordinating their Buyers Guide publication. She holds a degree in journalism and communications from the Casper Líbero University in São Paulo and also in law at Ibirapuera University in São Paulo.