Gilberto Kassab (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒiwˈbɛɾtʊ kaˈsab(ɪ)] or [ʒiwˈbɛʁtu kaˈsab(i)]; born 12 August 1960 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian politician, former mayor of São Paulo. His term ended in 2013. A civil engineer and economist, one of the most famous Brazilians of Syrian descent, Kassab took over from José Serra, after Serra decided to run for governor of São Paulo.
|Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications|
12 May 2016 – 1 January 2019
|Preceded by||Celso Pansera|
|Succeeded by||Marcos Pontes|
|Minister of Cities|
1 January 2015 – 15 April 2016
|Preceded by||Gilberto Occhi|
|Succeeded by||Inês Magalhães|
|60th Mayor of São Paulo|
31 March 2006 – 1 January 2013
|Preceded by||José Serra|
|Succeeded by||Fernando Haddad|
|Federal Deputy for São Paulo|
1 February 1999 – 1 January 2005
|State Deputy of São Paulo|
15 March 1995 – 1 February 1999
|Councillor of São Paulo|
1 January 1993 – 15 March 1995
|Born||12 August 1960|
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
|Political party||PL (1989–1995) |
|Alma mater||University of São Paulo|
University of Brasília
He belongs to the Syrian community of São Paulo, and is a member of the Partido Social Democrático (PSD). He is mentioned in 2017 among the beneficiaries of bribes from the multinational JBS.
The advertising industry criticized the city of São Paulo administration for the Cidade Limpa law, which prohibits all forms of external media and visual pollution such as billboards. Ad companies tried to keep the billboards in the streets with injunctions, but the supreme court determined the law to be constitutional. At any rate, support for the initiative from the public continues to be widespread.
Appearance in The Greatest Movie Ever SoldEdit
2022 presidential bidEdit
- "Gilberto Kassab" (in Portuguese). UOL Notícias. 2017. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
- "Kassab sees 'ammunition' for impeachment and supports 'Pacheco's profile' for 2022" (in Portuguese). Sao Paulo. Noticias UOL. 4 July 2021. Retrieved 4 July 2021.