Gustavo Stenzel is an executive vice president, managing director Brazil, and the Director of Latin America Strategy for the Templeton Emerging Markets Group. In this capacity, he is responsible for setting the overall strategy for his respective area, providing guidance and thought leadership, coordinating appropriate resources and coverage, and leveraging the group's expertise to add value across products within the strategy. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 1998, Mr. Stenzel was a business analyst for Incotel and Exxon in Brazil. He entered the financial services industry in 1998. Mr. Stenzel holds an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and a B.S. in production engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Mr. Stenzel speaks English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.