Celso Ismael Correia is the Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development of Mozambique. He was born in Maputo, began his studies in Maputo and continued in South Africa. On his return to Mozambique in 2001 he founded the \INSITEC Group, one of Mozambique's largest invest investor conglomerates. Later on he became the CEO of the Nacala Development Corridor and of the Mozambique's Investment Comercial Bank (BCI). He was elected to the FRELIMO Central Committee at the 10th Congress in 2012, and was head of Filipe Nyusi's election campaign office in 2014. This is his first government post. He is married with two daughters.