Belonging to one of the oldest banking families in Brazil, Pedro Moreira Salles, heads Itaú Unibanco as its chairman. As of 2015, Pedro Moreira Salles is ranked as the 21st richest man in Brazil and 894th richest man on Earth. He was born in 1959, on October the 20th to Walther Moreira Salles and Elisa Gonçalves.
Walther Moreira Salles, a former ambassador to the United States of America, founded Unibanco which later merged with Itau to create the second largest commercial bank in Brazil. The family holds a controlling stake in the bank with Pedro and his three brothers also having majority stake in the world's leading supplier of niobium, Cia.
Brasileira de Metalurgia & Mineracao (CBMM). Pedro is also known for his activities with the Group of Fifty, whose main objectives are World Peace and Inter-American dialogue in Washington DC.