Carlos Nuzman is a Brazilian lawyer and a former volleyball player, having competed professionally from 1957 to 1972 and represented the national team between 1962 and 1968. Nuzman was part of the first Brazilian male volleyball team at the 1964 Summer Olympics, when the sport debuted at the Olympic Games.
He was president of the Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol for twenty years (1975–1995), a period where the national teams excelled at international level. Since 1995, Nuzman is the president of the Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Pan American Sports Organisation.
Nuzman is currently serving as the head of the Rio de Janeiro Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. He was also the leader of the successful Rio de Janeiro bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.