Ann Ravel, Professor at UC Berkeley, former FEC Chair under President Obama administration

  As part of International Women’s day celebration, we interviewed Ann Ravel, Professor at University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, and Fellow at New America, where she works on Civic Engagement. She is also former Federal Election Commission chair and talked to BayBrazil about her experience at the Federal Administration, political campaign financing, social media…

Chaim Zaher, President of Grupo SEB

Grupo SEB (Educational Brazilian System) is the largest K-12 private group in Brazil with over 80.000 students. It was founded 50 years ago by Chaim Zaher, son of Lebanese immigrants who moved to Brazil looking for new opportunities. This year, Chaim Zaher initiated the group’s international expansion with the 95% acquisition of Canada’s Maple Bear operations in…

Carlos Pereira, CEO and Founder of Livox

Brazilian entrepreneur Carlos Pereira, CEO and Founder of Livox, is among the laureates of The Tech for Global Good. The program recognizes innovators solving the world’s biggest problems. This year’s focus is Technology & Health and Livox was included for being a software platform that enables non-verbal disabled people to communicate and learn. Carlos’s work has received…

Ricardo Neves, Partner at PwC

Ricardo leads theTechnology, New Ventures & Innovation team at PwC Brasil. He’s been working with clients on large scale tech implementation and strategy in Latin America, U.S. and Europe. In our interview, he talks about the changes in consumer behavior, the tech and social media influence on purchases and the Brazilian political scenario impact on…

Michelle Messina, co-author of “Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide”

Michelle Messina pioneered the Silicon Valley best practices training of startups in 2004 and has worked in more than 35 countries, including Brazil. In our interview, she talks about her new book and how she helps entrepreneurs to understand the what and how of building, scaling great companies and ways to successfully leverage the resources, capital and…