Brazilian politician who is known for having been the mayor of Rio de Janeiro from 2008 until 2017. He is also known for having been the Federal Deputy of Rio de Janeiro and the Councillor of the city as well.
He attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He joined politics as a member of the PV party in 1994. In 1997 he was elected Councillor of Rio de Janeiro and after winning the 2008 election, he became the 52nd Mayor of Rio de Janeiro.
In August of 2012 at the Summer Olympics closing ceremony, he was given the Olympic flag by Jacques Rogge.
He married Cristine Paes and together they have two children.
He was honored alongside Boris Johnson at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.