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Renata Mercante

Senior Editor, PPI Pulp & Paper Week
Renata Mercante is a senior news editor for PPI Pulp & Paper Week. She covers the North American graphic paper markets and has done so since March 2019. Before that, she covered news, prices and market developments all over Latin America for over 12 years, including pulp, recovered paper, packaging and graphic paper. Renata joined Fastmarkets as the Editor of PPI Latin America in September 2006, when the company opened its Latin American office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During her time in the industry, she has interviewed many of the CEOs at the leading pulp and paper companies and visited many pulp, paper and packaging plants. She also assists with Fastmarkets conferences and other special events. She speaks fluent Portuguese, English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian and French. Prior to joining Fastmarkets, Renata spent five years working for ABTCP, the Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association, covering the Latin American pulp and paper market for the O Papel magazine. She holds a degree in journalism and communications and also a degree in law.