Teresia Diana Lewe van Aduard de Macedo Soares

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Teresia Diana Lewe van Aduard de Macedo Soares, Ph D.

T. Diana Lewe van Aduard de Macedo Soares has been Honorary Consul General of Finland in the States of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, Brazil, for 15 years (2005-2020).
She is professor of strategy of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Puc-Rio), Department of Business Administration (since 1996; on leave as of April 2022).
Currently she is a researcher of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq, PQ 1 since 2005), and Ambassador of Tourism of Rio de Janeiro State (appointed in 2019)
Diana was granted the title of Scientist of the State of Rio de Janeiro with projects funded by Faperj (2014 -2020).
She was also the coordinator of Business Administration and Economics fields at Faperj (Foundation in support of research in Rio de Janeiro State (2012-2018).
Previously, she worked as visiting professor of strategy at the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland (1981-1987).
She is author/coauthor of 4 books and 81 research papers in scientific journals in the fields of strategy, strategic alliances and networks, innovation and sustainability..Also, she presented around 132 scientific papers at international conferences and has been awarded several Best Paper Awards at some of these conferences.
As professor she supervised hundred and six doctoral and master dissertations/theses..
In 1981 she obtained a multidisciplinary Doctoral/ Ph D degree with the highest distinction from the University of Montreal, Canada. Later she completed a summer course for Professors at Harvard Business School.
In the beginning of her professional life she worked at Carven France, as well as Mead Johnson, France and later as consultant at Gordon Clements Associates in Canada while doing her postgraduate studies. She also did some consulting for IBM Brasil.
Diana has received several awards and prizes, among others from the Pontifical Catholic University (2001, 2016, 2020,2021)as well as from the Global Business and Technology Association, USA, in 2018, notably, the "Fellow Award for Outstanding Scholarship & Commitment".
In 2020 she was decorated by the Finnish Government with the Order of the Lion of Finland as Commander..

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