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Carlos Brito

CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Carlos Brito is the CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, a publicly traded company based in Leuven, Belgium, with approximately 180,000 exceptional colleagues in nearly 50 countries and more than 500 iconic brands sold in more than 100 countries. AB InBev’s portfolio includes 8 of the top 10 most valuable beer brands according to the BrandZ list (Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Skol, Corona, Brahma, Aguila, Modelo).

Hugo Barra

VP of VR at Facebook

Hugo Barra is the VP of VR at Facebook, heading the Oculus team. Prior to Facebook, Hugo was Vice President of Xiaomi's Global division, responsible for the company's products and operations in all markets outside of Mainland China. Before that, he served as Vice President of Android Product Management at Google, overseeing global development of the Android operating system.


Inspiring us to accomplish our mission

Iona Szkurnik

Entrepreneur, Stanford Lemann Fellow, and Stanford School of Education Alumni Board

Iona is an innovation and technology entrepreneur in Education, focused on scalable, sustainable, and high impact solutions. Board member at the Stanford University School of Education, Iona holds a B.A in psychology from PUC-Rio, M.A in psychology and neuroscience from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro a degree in French civilization from Sorbonne University, a MBA degree in from FGV-Rio, and a M.A in Policy, 

Jorge Paulo Lemann

Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist, 3G Co-Founder, and Innovation Enthusiast

Jorge Paulo Lemann is an innovation enthusiast, co-founder of 3G Capital. Mr. Lemann has a BA from Harvard University and since an early age was involved with entrepreneurship. He was the founding shareholder and principal executive of Banco de Investimentos Garantia in Brazil from 1971 through July 1998, acquired by Credit Suisse First Boston.

Rodrigo Xavier​

DCI Fellow at Stanford University’s Distinguished Career Institute

Rodrigo Xavier is a fellow at Stanford University’s Distinguished Career Institute (DCI) since January of 2018. Previously to that he worked in Brazil's financial industry for 25 years where his main roles were CEO of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Brazil, Founding Partner of Vinci Partners, CEO of UBS Pactual and Senior Partner of Banco Pactual.

Bruno Yoshimura

General Partner at OneVC

Bruno Yoshimura is a general partner at ONEVC - a venture capital seed-stage fund based in Silicon Valley and Sao Paulo. Bruno has accumulated 15 years experience as a tech founder with extensive involvement in product, sales, and marketing. Before pursuing an MBA at Stanford he launched Kekanto - an online guide based on users reviews - and Delivery Direto - a white-label platform for restaurants backed by Accel Partners and sold to Locaweb in 2019. Bruno holds a major in computer science from the University of Sao Paulo.

Marcelo Barbará

Founding Partner, Lanx Capital and Cambuhy Investimentos

Marcelo Barbará is a founding partner of two investment companies: Lanx Capital and Cambuhy Investimentos, with investments in public companies, private equity, venture capital, startups, real estate and liquid assets. With over 35 years of experience in the financial markets, he has held a variety of roles. Marcelo started his career at Banco Garantia as a Fixed Income Trader and later he became Partner in charge of Administration. After the acquisition of Banco Garantia by Credit Suisse, Marcelo served as managing director for Brazilian Operations, and later head of Fixed Income for Latin America. Marcelo was also a member of Credit Suisse’s Executive Committee in Brazil. After leaving Credit Suisse, he joined his business partners to invest in private equity while simultaneously becoming CEO and Board Member of RB Capital, the largest independent securitization company in Brazil. He was a director of the Brazilian Association for Capital Markets (Anbima) and a member of its Monetary Policy Committee and Ethics Committee.

Murilo Moura

Sloan Fellow from Stanford Graduate School of Business

Murilo Moura is a Sloan fellow from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a founding member of Brazil at Silicon Valley and co-president of its first edition. Murilo has transitioned to the entrepreneurial and investment ecosystem of innovation and technology, after 15 years at leading investment bank institutions in Brazil. He is a former partner at Vectis Capital and served as director of the fixed income and structuring division of Credit Suisse. Murilo holds a major in Naval Engineering from POLI-USP, and two masters from Stanford University in management and public policy (with coursework concentration on entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketplace design, and AI).

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