Roberto Claudio Rodrigues Bezerra

Mayor, City of Fortaleza

Roberto Claudio Rodrigues Bezerra is the current Mayor of Fortaleza, Brazil. He first entered office in 2013 and was re-elected in 2016. His background as physician helped him plan and promote multiple public health policies, including refurbishing Fortalezas’ primary care units. Urban Mobility and sustainability have been flagships of his administrations, and Fortaleza has doubled its green coverage, receiving national and international recognition for its recent improvements. Prior to serving as Mayor, he was elected State Representative between 2006 and 2012. Mayor Bezerra holds a Master’s and PhD in Public Health from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor’s from the Federal University of Ceará.