Igor Cornelsen is an investment advisor who was born in 1947, in Curitiba, Brazil. He attended the Federal University of Parana at the age of eighteen where he pursued engineering for two years but made a decision to study economics at that same university. In 1970, he graduated from the university and got a job at the investment bank due to his skills in calculating compounded interest from the engineering course since at the time calculators were not common. Igor was successful in his career at the time and ended up in Rio where he got the opportunity of working as an investment banker. In 1974, he got a promotion to the board of directors of Multibanco as a reward for being the best in his class and later became the CEO after two years in 1976.
In 1978, Bank of America acquired Multibanco, and Igor Cornelsen left for other opportunities. He decided to move to Brazil for Unibanco which was among the leading investment at the timed until 1985. At the time of exit, the inflation rate was high, and Igor decided to move to Libra Bank PLC, a London Merchant Bank at the time which was a development in his career since he would now be paid in dollars and had opportunities to world investments. Later he would join in with his London colleagues to Standard Chartered Merchant Bank where he served as a member of the board of directors and a representative of Brazil. In the next seven years, he would have a successful career serving as the member of the board. In 1995, Igor Cornelsen started his an investment firm that would provide the same services as the London merchant banks where he still serves as the investment manager and operates his investment fund daily.
The investment career as a consequence of Igor experience from the many jobs he took as a manager of funds in the stock market from the many companies he worked for since 1971. He strived and worked hard in his career which earned him promotions throughout hence his success in the business.