OECD Forum on Gender Equality


Simone Tebet


Minister of Planning and Budget


Simone Nassar Tebet is Brazil’s Minister of Planning and Budget since January 2023. Ms. Tebet is an academic, lawyer, and politician who has served as Senator for the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, an agricultural powerhouse in Brazil’s Midwest region, from 2015 to 2023. She also served as Lieutenant Governor of Mato Grosso do Sul from 2011 to 2014, and as Mayor of her hometown, Três Lagoas, from 2005 to 2010. A member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB), which she led in the Senate from 2018 to 2019, Ms. Tebet was the MDB candidate for President in the 2022 Brazilian general elections.