PhD in Political Sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Master in Public Administration and Public Policy also by (LSE), Specialist in Public Policy and Management. Graduated in Economics from Federal University of Minas Gerais. Current Coordinator of the Professional Masters Program in Public Administration at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and Chair of the Board of Republic Institute.

Francisco Gaetani held positions of Executive Secretary, Deputy-Executive Secretary and Secretary of Pubic Management of the Ministry of Planning. He was also Executive Secretary at the Ministry of Environment (MMA). He served also as Director of formation at the National School of Public Administration.

Francisco Gaetani worked in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), having occupied, among others, the position of general coordinator in Brazil, coordinator of the Governance area and advisor of the UN Ambassador in Brazil. He was also Director of the Government School – João Pinheiro Foundation; advisor at the Academic Planning Pro-Rectorate at the Federal University of Minas Gerais; Planning advisor of Vale do Rio Doce; and Project Manager of the State Secretary of Labor and Social Development of the State of Minas General.