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Luiz Henrique Pereira da Fonseca is an ambassador, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Faculdade Nacional de Direito and as a diplomat from the Rio Branco Institute, in 1968. After 47 years of diplomatic career, 21 of which as ambassador, he retired in October 2015, aged 70. At the Itamaraty headquarters, initially in Rio de Janeiro and later in Brasília, he worked in both political and economic sectors, before being director of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency. Abroad, he served in the following Posts:

(1) mission with the OAS, in Washington, from 1972 to 1974;
(2) delegation to the UN, in Geneva, from 1974 to 1979;
(3) embassy in Santiago, from 154 1979 to 1981;
(4) representation in London from 1983 to 1987;
(5) Embassy in Lisbon, from 1990 to 1994, when he was promoted to ambassador;
(6) Embassy in São Salvador, from 1995 to 2000;
(7) Embassy in Helsinki, from 2001 to 2006;
(8) consulate general in Milan, from 2008 to 2012;
(9) Consulate General in Istanbul from 2012 to 2015, when he retired.

It is considered that diplomats, servants of the State and not of the governments in turn, should have as their basic orientation the Constitution and the UN Charter, and as their main task to try to increase the power of Brazil in the concert of nations, in a way that always responsible and pragmatic. Author of the book IMO, political vision of a specialized agency of the United Nations, published by FUNAG.

Honarary awards: Order of Rio Branco, Grand Cross; Lion Order of Finland, Grand Cross; José Matias Delgado Order of El Salvador, Grand Cross; Order Infante Don Henrique of Portugal, Grand Officer; Order Liberator San Martin of Argentina, Grand Officer; Order Bernardo O’Higgins of Chile, Grand Officer

Andrea Guatelli
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Andrea Guatelli

Andrea Guatelli is a general counsel with an extensive background in International Relations and Pharmaceutical matters. She has been working in the Life Sciences area for over 15 years, being responsible for all legal matters involving international partnerships, Science & Technology regulation, Government Relations (OPAS, PNI, ANVISA, WHO, NHI), and also Compliance policies, audit processes and practices (incl.FCPA, GDPR, LGPD).

Andrea is a Lawyer with a specialization in international law at the University of São Paulo, and also at the Université du Quebec/CA. She comes from a background as the Legal Director at the Butantan Institute with an extended period of professional qualification that earned her international recognition. From the current role, she has been providing legal advice for national and international biotech companies, in the ANVISA sanitary regulation, IP and R&D matters.

 

Phone Number: (11) 98325-18
Carlos De Figueiredo Neto
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Carlos is a seasoned leader who has more than 20 years of global Business to Business experience in telecommunications, information technology and renewable energy industries. He has been based in Finland since 1998.

He holds dual citizenship, Finnish and Brazilian. He acquired two Master´s degrees: M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration / Finance (University of Oulu / Finland) and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering / Computer Architecture (University of São Paulo / Brazil). 

Throughout his career, Carlos has led large projects and business covering:

• Technology product strategy and sales development

• New technology business development

• Strategic and business development engagements with high profile corporate executives (Directors, SVPs, CTOs, CIOs and CEOs)

• Profit & Loss

• Change management

Phone Number: +358 40 8052088
Jan R. E. Jarne
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Jan held several executive positions with major US and UK banks and was Director of International of Banco Itau. He left international banking to co-found Brazil’s second-largest metals trading and mining group with global reach and developed Brazil’s first concession granted to consortium of hydropower self-producers.

Subsequently, he founded Invest Partners, a cross-border M&A and private equity investment advisory boutique. He participated in the Government’s privatization program and the country’s largest bankruptcy reorganization. He also made investments in start-up ventures.

Member on several Boards of companies and foundations and certified by Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance. Holds MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is H. Consul General Emeritus of Finland in São Paulo.

 

 

Phone Number: (11) 98346-3639
Email Address: jjarne@finncham.org.br
João Augusto Lobato Rodrigues
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João Augusto Lobato Rodrigues

 

João Augusto Lobato Rodrigues is an executive of the Líder group, partner of Rio das Flores EP Ltda., partner of the São João holding e Participações Ltda., economist graduated from the University of the Amazon, a specialist in Price Management by Provar / USP, holds an MBA from FGV / RJ in Business Management and Marketing, Master (MSc) in Natural Resources and Local Development in the Amazon by NUMA /UFPA and PHD in Administration from the PPAD of the University of the Amazon – UNAMA. Researcher at the Gesdel Research Group – Local Management and Development – UNAMA / Brazil.

 

Phone Number: (91) 8417-4777
Email Address: jar@magazan.com.br
João Bordon
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João Bordon

Career civil servant and policy specialist with 10+ years of experience in public policy-related fields across different industries. Brazil-based Senior Advisor of Business Finland.

Certificate in Governability, Political Management, and Public Management from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-SP)/Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). Extension courses at Saint Paul Business School and Aalto University.

 

Phone Number: (021 11) 98942-2882
Laís Oliveira Leite
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Laís Oliveira Leite has a degree in Psychology with a Masters in Education. During her Bachelor’s degree, she was a fellow in research programs, such as the Scientific Initiation Program (PIBIC / UFC), and exchange programs, such as the Science Without Borders Program – as part of her degree at Universität Tübingen, Germany.

Laís worked as a trainer and educator in the Cooperative Learning Program in Ceará, helping to consolidate and expand this teaching methodology to public schools in the state. In Finland, she has experience with educational exchange projects between Finland and several countries, including with Brazilian teachers.

Currently, Laís is a doctoral student and her research is about the continuous learning capacity of Pedagogy students in different educational systems, such as in Finland and Brazil. His research interests include initial and continuing teacher education and quantitative research methods. In parallel with her studies, she works on research projects at the University of Eastern Finland and works as an educational consultant for the Finnish edtech Eduix Ltd.

Phone Number: +358 46 9517288
Email Address: lais@eduix.it
Marcos Jarne
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Marcos Jarne

Marcos Jarne has more than 15 years of experience in law practice and in business deals (fintech, banking, capital markets, M&A, VC/PE investments).

Marcos has worked in prominent law firms in Brazil (Pinheiro Neto, Machado Meyer) and in Europe (Spain, Italy). His work experience includes the family office and venture capital firm of investors who control international companies (publicly traded and privately held) as well as Nubank, a leading fintech in Latin America.

Law degree from PUC-SP (Brazil) and postgraduate studies in finance at Insper (Brazil). Executive Education at Harvard Law School and at MIT.

 

 

Maxwill Braga
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Max holds a master’s degree in Finland, he studied Education and Globalization at the University of Oulu in 2010-12. He graduated in International Relations from the University of Brasilia. He has experience with facilitation; implementation, monitoring and evaluation of educational programs; management of projects; and team leadership. From 2014-2016 he coordinated the Finnish program muuvit.com in Brazil that reached 20.000 students and 600 teachers.   
 
Also in 2014, he became part of the Lemann Foundation Talents of Education network in Brazil. He is a member of the international community of Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations. In 2018, he carried out a traineeship as an associated facilitator in the Organizational Performance Group in Connecticut USA. 
 
Currently, Max is the founder of Kaordico Facilitation. He leads AprenDi, which the main service is to co-create learning environments for organizations to improve how to work in a creative and collaborative way using the methodology Diagonal Learning. 
 
Max is also an artist. His heart beats faster for Drama and Theatrical Direction. He is also an amateur in painting and poetry.
 
For him: “… the human being is infinitely creative. It is a pity that formal education provides so little space for experimentation and creativity.”

Phone Number: (41) 9979 89799
Patrick Rajala
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Patrick Rajala

Patrick Rajala is a Brazilian-Finnish associate lawyer at Pinheiro Neto Advogados based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has joined the firm in 2017. Patrick serves local and international clients from different industries and segments on tax consulting and litigation issues. He focuses his practice on tax and social security law issues in administrative and court disputes.

Patrick has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Catholic University School of Law, Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and is a Member of the Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro.

 

Phone Number: (21) 98227-1981
Renato Pacheco Neto
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Renato Pacheco Neto

 

President EUROCAMARAS-CAE, Chairman EBO-WWN, Honorary Consul General of Sweden, VP Yingke, LatAm BM Alliuris, Legal Affairs Director of Swedcham, Board Legal Advisor of Danish Trade Council.

 

Phone Number: (11) 98145-4395
Email Address: rPacheco@pnst.com.br
Samuli Seilonen
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Samuli Seilonen

Samuli is currently the Area Sales Director for Latin America & the Caribbean at Mantsinen. Master of Science in International Business from the Helsinki School of Economics, Samuli has a consulting background with almost 15 years at Finpro (current Business Finland) in Spain, Portugal and Brazil. He is specialized in developing sales and distribution channels for Finnish companies in the Portuguese & Spanish speaking world.

 

Phone Number: (11) 99875-7662
Sergio Chamone
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Sergio Chamone

Sergio Chamone: Honorary Consul General of Finland in Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, President of Finncham Brazil and Tourism Ambassador of the State of Rio de Janeiro.  He was President of the Nordic Cultural Institute Brazil – Finland in the triennium 2011/14, Counselor of the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro-FIRJAN (2006-2016) and of the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro-ACRJ (2012-2017).  He is an entrepreneur in the IT sector, with extensive experience in networking and entrepreneurship.  Master in Production Engineering and graduated in Electrical Engineering both from PUC-RJ.  He was Co-founder and CEO of Logical Systems from 2004 to 2015. Logical was a pioneer in Brazil in the development of mobile technologies for Cell Phones, Smartphones, Tablets for corporate customers.  He worked from 1993 to 2001 at Xerox do Brasil, in the areas of Quality, Corporate Audit, Product Launch and Marketing.  He was one of the member on Xerox’s successful participation in the 1993 National Quality Award and a member of the Xerox Mexico reengineering team.  In 2021, he received the Decoration: SOAMAR RIO (Sociedade de Amigos da Marinha do Rio de Janeiro) for his commitment to cooperation with the Brazilian Navy.

 

Phone Number: (21)99190-4664
Thyago Szoke
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Thyago Szoke Medeiros Carneiro

Thyago is a multitasking attorney with experience in a variety of sectors of the economy, such as agribusiness, automotive, civil aviation, beverages, cosmetics, engineering and construction, financial, investments, project consultancy, services, chemical and retail.

He holds a Law degree from Rio Branco, a Marketing degree from ESPM and an M.B.A. from FGV/University of California. Thyago founded his own law firm specialized in Civil, Corporate, Digital, Environmental, Family and International Laws, as well as in Compliance, Contracts, Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Succession.

Thyago is also the former Executive Secretary of FinnCham Brazil.

 

Phone Number: (11) 99401-6677
Wilson Andrade
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Wilson Andrade
Businessman and economist, with vast experience in the areas of company mergers and acquisitions, international relations and foreign trade, industry and agribusiness, Wilson Andrade has presided over various sector entities in Brazil and abroad.
Since 2011, he has also focused on the forest sector, on the board of the Bahian Association of Forest Based Companies (ABAF), which takes part in more than 40 different state and national forums, where a constant exchange of information and experiences takes place, contributing towards formulating public and private policies for the continuous development of forest activities.

Phone Number: (71) 98801-3000