Manfred Alfonso Dasenbrock, treasurer of World Council of Credit Unions' board of directors, represents the Brazilian credit union movement as a delegate from Confederação Interestadual das Cooperativas Ligadas ao SICREDI (SICREDI). Headquartered in Madison, Wis., USA, World Council is the leading international trade association and development agency for credit unions. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217,000,000 people. The regional and national credit union and financial cooperative associations affiliated with World Council represent 56 countries around the globe.
Dasenbrock holds a master's degree in business administration and has been active in Brazil's credit union movement since 1978. Since March 2009, he has served as president of SICREDI Participações S.A. (SICREDI Holding) and as chairman of SICREDI's board of directors. He is also vice coordinator of the Specialized Council of Credit and acts as a counselor with the National Council of Credit Co-operatives Audits.
Dasenbrock began his credit union career as executive director of Agro Industrial Co-operative in Paraná, Brazil, a position he held until 1994. He then served as president of SICREDI Cataratas do Iguaçu Credit Co-operative until 2007. Since 2006, Dasenbrock has served as president of Central SICREDI PR/SC and vice president of Paraná Co-operatives Union Organization.