Diomar Silveira has graduated in Economics by the School of Economics of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has a Master´s degree diploma in International Relations granted by the University for Peace, institution created by the United Nations in 1989 and based in San José, Costa Rica.
His educational background includes short term studies and courses such as: Economic Planning and Statistics at The Research Institute for Developing Countries, in Warsaw , Poland; High Studies on Latin America at the University of Sorbonne, Paris, France; Management Tools for the Third Sector at GIFE (Group of Institutes, Foundations and Enterprises) in São Paulo, Brazil and Cultural Policies and Management, a training program organized by the “Observatoire des Politiques Culturelles” of Grenoble, France.
Since October 2007, Diomar Silveira has been directing the Philharmonic Institute of Minas Gerais, a civil society organization in charge of managing the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais. With a broad professional experience in the elaboration, implementation and management of programs and projects, Diomar has acted in the social, environmental and cultural fields in Brazilian institutions such as The João Pinheiro Foundation, The Ministry of Environment and the Palace of Fine Arts, or abroad, at The Earth Council, in San José, Costa Rica.