Government of Brazil
Minister of Mines and Energy
Alexandre Silveira de Oliveira was born in Belo Horizonte. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, is an accounting technician and it is a career delegate of the state of Minas Gerais, having retired as a general delegate. In January of 2023 he was nominated as Minister of Mines and Energy of Brazil. He was General Coordinator of the 6th Land Infrastructure Unit of DNIT in 2003 and was Director General of the National Department of Transport Infrastructure (DNIT) in 2004 and 2005. Former federal deputy for two terms, elected in 2006 and 2010 among the top five in the state, he also was President of the Committee on Public Security and Combating Organized Crime, in 2009; author of several bills and constitutional amendments, including PEC-412, which provides for the functional autonomy of the Federal Police. He was Secretary of State for Metropolitan Management (2011 to 2013) and Secretary of Health in Minas Gerais, in 2014. Also in 2014, Alexandre Silveira was elected 1st Alternate Senator, on the list headed by the former governor of Minas Gerais, Antonio Anastasia. In February 2022, Alexandre Silveira took office as Senator of the Republic, assuming the position due to the election of Anastasia as Minister of the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU).