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Career

Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil
2011–present
36th President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Brasilia, Federative Republic of Brazil
20052011
Chief of Staff (former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's Presidential Staff / Brasilia, Federative Republic of Brazil
20012005
Minister Ministry of Energy, Brasilia, Federative Republic of Brazil
Department of Energy and Communication
19982001
State Secretary of Mines, Energy and Communications State of Rio Grande do Sul, Federative Republic of Brazil
Fundacao de Economia e Estatistica (Foundation of Economics and Statistics)
19951998
Editor, Indicadores Economicos State of Rio Grande do Sul, Federative Republic of Brazil
Department of Energy and Communication
19931994
State Secretary of Mines, Energy and Communications State of Rio Grande do Sul, Federative Republic of Brazil
Fundacao de Economia e Estatistica (Foundation of Economics and Statistics)
19901993
President State of Rio Grande do Sul, Federative Republic of Brazil
Municipal Government
19851988
Municipal Secretary of Treasury City of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Federative Republic of Brazil
Fundacao de Economia e Estatistica (Foundation of Economics and Statistics)
1977
Intern State of Rio Grande do Sul, Federative Republic of Brazil

Accomplishments of note

2011
Featured on the cover of Newsweek Magazine New York, New York USA
2011
First woman to open a session of the United Nations General Assembly New York, New York USA

Professional honors and awards

2014
Knight of the Collar of the Order of Isabella the Catholic His Majesty The King of Spain For services that benefit Spain
2014
The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Number 4 Forbes Magazine
2013
The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Number 2 Forbes Magazine
2011
The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Number 3 Forbes Magazine
2011
Cordon of the Order of Stara Planina President of the Republic of Bulgaria Awarded Bulgaria’s highest state honour
2011
Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars / Washington, District of Columbia USA For Public Service and Corporate Citizenship
2010
The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Number 16 Forbes Magazine

Community

Nationality
Brazilian
Politics
Workers Party
Denomination
Roman Catholic

Education

University
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Federative Republic of Brazil Bachelor of Arts / Science Economics 19731977
Post-Graduate
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (University of Campinas) Campinas, Barao Geraldo, Sao Paulo, Federative Republic of Brazil Economics 1978 Attended for both the Master’s and Doctoral Degree programs but finished neither
Native language
Portuguese

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
December 14, 1947
Gender
Female
Place of birth
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Federative Republic of Brazil
Marital status
Divorced

Marriage

19692000
Carlos Franklin Paixao de Araujo         1 child Paula Rousseff (Araujo) Covolo (1976)
19681969
Claudio Galeno de Magalhaes Linhares        

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
1 Gabriel Rousseff Covolo

Parents

Father
Pedro Rousseff (né Petar Russev, 1900 - 1962)
Mother
Dilma Jane (de Silva) Rousseff

Grandparents

Father's father
Stefan RUSEV
Father's mother
Tsana Rusev

Ancestry

Hungarian/Brazilian