João is a Brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, master’s degree in Business Administration, and is currently a 3rd term student at the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies master programme at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
He has over 18 years of experience in advisory and consulting for large multinational companies, and has carried out projects in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Recently he has joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and is working in South Sudan.
João is also a rock drummer, enjoys watching and playing sports, and delving into themes of spirituality.