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Consultant for educational policies of the World Bank, Giovani Rocha completed a master’s degree from EBAPE and was selected for a doctoral program in the USA


Breaking paradigms, setting clear goals to achieve personal and professional success, as well as promoting the development of young people and leaders. These are some of the points that Giovani Rocha, Master’s in Administration and alumnus EBAPE, highlighted in an interview for the Alumni EBAPE Network newsletter.


Alumni EBAPE – Why did you choose FGV EBAPE for your master’s and how did the School contribute to your qualification?

Giovani – it was a strategic decision as EBAPE’s program offers essential tools that helped me reach my goal, which was to get into a doctoral program abroad. The School has given me an extremely solid theoretical and methodological base in the field of public policies, an area in which I want to act academically. In addition, EBAPE enabled me to be in touch with nationally and internationally renowned professors who are producing cutting edge research in politics.


I want to use this opportunity to bring the issue of racial representation into FGV. It is not only about the number of black students like me, but also about leadership in an academic perspective. In my opinion, an institution with the importance of FGV needs to promote the discussion about racism in Brazil. That is why I reinforced this topic together with the other black students of FGV and I guided my entire dissertation on the issue of racial representativeness in Brazilian politics and the behavior of the black voter. In other words, joining EBAPE gave me an opportunity to refine my understanding of this problem, to find out how to foster this discussion in a high-level academic environment, and ultimately to put me on the path to enter one of the best PhD programs in the world and to continue fueling this discussion.


Alumni EBAPE – What can you highlight about your professional journey?


Giovani - I would say it is my dual journey of social impact linked to my academic development. As a scholarship holder, I got a degree in Economics at Ibmec-RJ and had the opportunity to do an exchange course in the USA, at the University of Arkansas. After, I did my master’s at EBAPE, and attended an exchange course in Portugal, at the New University of Lisbon. At the same time, I coordinated the initiative “Leaders of Tomorrow”, a social project of youth leadership development and empowerment carried out in public schools, reaching out to students (most of them black and the first of their families to finish high school). Through the nontprofit “Vetor Brasil”, I worked as a consultant for the IADB at the State Secretariat of Education of Pará. I now work for the World Bank in the Ministry of Education in Brazil (MEC), collaborating to build the High School Reform. These experiences exemplify my goal of becoming a connecting point between the academy and the “real world” generating knowledge that can directly influence the country positively..


Alumni Ebape   - Please tell us a bit about your work in youth development projects


Giovani – because of the nonprofit “Vetor Brasil” that works to empower and develop talented young people by placing them as interns in strategic positions in the public sector, I had the opportunity to work with public education at the State Secretariat of Education of Pará. At that moment, collaborating with the nonprofit to help it to pursue diversity – one of Vetor Brasil’s core values – I worked designing affirmative actions in the organization, helping to promote greater representation of black people among the participants by creating the collective Vetor dxs Pretxs. Through this collective, we developed training on the racial issue in Brazil and its intersection with the design and implementation of public policies. This work and engagement led me to speak in important forums such as the Ministry of Social Development and at the TEDx event twice (TEDxBlumenau in 2015 and again at TEDxSantarém in 2018). Now, beginning the PhD, I want to continue contributing to foster discussions about race both in academic spaces and within public management, supporting the conversion of this debate into focused public policies with high potential for impact.


Alumni EBAPE – What have been the biggest challenges faced in your work as a consultant of Educational Policies at the World Bank?


Giovani – In my work as a consultant, a great challenge has been to establish the connection between the actors from the Bank, the Ministry of Education (MEC) and the federal government as a whole. A $250 million Loan Agreement will be made by the World Bank with the MEC to foster strategic actions supporting states nationwide for the implementation of reforms in high school. I work directly on the design of the agreement, the strategic relationship and the development of the technical assistance that will support the states in the challenge that represents this new stage. Working in a project of this scale and with institutions such as the World Bank and the MEC is a great opportunity to think up a macro policy in education that will influence the country in the next generations. This is directly linked to the purpose of my life and to, I hope, contribute with the country in terms of future academic production. In particular, it is also a challenge to occupy a prominent position being a black person in the sense that it is an opportunity to reflect about the real inclusion and development of opportunities for young Brazilians of all races and social status and origins. Today I am the only black person in almost all the places I work in Brasilia, but the activities I carry out in the MEC and in the World Bank make me think it's a matter of time before my story is no longer an exception and become a possible reality for many Brazilians who look like me.


Alumni Ebape  - You have mentioned that getting onto a doctoral program in Political Sciences of an international institution was one of your goals. Tell us more about this achievement.


​Giovani – I always wanted to do a doctorate because I always loved teaching and knew that learning and producing knowledge (which I translate as continuously “formulating questions and searching for answers”) was part of my essence. However, I understood that my position as a scholar who discusses racism and power relations in Brazil could contribute even more to the debate, especially in areas where, unfortunately, the debate currently does not exist. I was awarded a scholarship from the US Department of State that funded all my application expenses (GRE, TOEFL, fees, etc.) and I understood that it was time to do my best to achieve the goal entering a doctoral program in the USA. I was accepted by the University of Chicago and by the University of Pennsylvania, both among the top 15 political science departments in the world. I chose UPenn as the place where I will spend the next five years of my life. It will be a challenge, but a necessary step. My view is that today the great problem in Brazil is the low diversity in its intellectual and economic elites. In other words, the people with decision-making power and influence are, for the most part, individuals who rarely reflect, live or understand the obstacles faced by the majority of the population, especially by black people. This is a bottleneck for a truly representative democracy, and as long as those in power do not completely understand the challenges, we cannot end the inequalities that so define Brazil. That is why completing a doctorate and being a scholar is so important to me. It means occupying a space in this privileged group, being able to reflect on the problems and to provoke structured discussions about the country’s real obstacles coming from a history of racism. All this working with peers who have the tools and resources to actually change reality. In addition, occupying this space also means being able to inspire other young people who come from places like I did and who look like me, helping them to believe in their own potential to occupy these positions as well.


Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Giovani - I just wanted to add that my time at EBAPE was great, especially due to the professors I met there and who inspired me so much to follow the path I'm taking now. In particular, my incredible mentor, Daniela Campello, and other professors like Cesar Zucco, Sonia Fleury, Rafael Goldszmidt and Octavio Amorim. Each of them essential, in their own way, for my construction as a critical thinker. If today EBAPE is an institution that can put students with great academic potential in the best universities in the world, this is undoubtedly possible only by the existence of a body of professors who are willing to contribute to the multidimensional education of leading Brazilian researchers and who produce cutting edge knowledge in their respective areas. Thank you very much.


The Alumni EBAPE Network thanks Giovani for sharing his experience and wishes him lots of success in his new challenges!

The EBAPE Master’s in Administration (Mestrado Acadêmico), scored the maximum grade (7) by Capes Foundation. It offers methodological and conceptual training at the same level to those offered by similar international programs, as well as differentiated knowledge and access to the several realities found in Brazil. The program emphasizes the generation and dissemination of research through publications in top-level journals in administration and related areas. The master’s is taught in English and students should be able to read, write, understand and speak the language.

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Elaine Tavares is Director of Coppead (Institute of Graduate Courses and Research in Administration of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), alumna EBAPE, combines entrepreneurial vision with academic research in her leadership role

The academic excellence of EBAPE and its faculty reflect in the success of its graduates who, in their professional lives, play an important role leading companies and projects in various sectors of administration in the country. This is corroborated by the career of Coppead’s new Director, Elaine Tavares, who got a professional master’s degree and a doctoral degree from EBAPE. In this interview for the Alumni EBAPE Network, she shares a little bit of her story.


Alumni Ebape - What has been your biggest challenge in assuming the position of Coppead’s Director?

Elaine – Coppead has always positioned itself as a pioneering and highly innovative institution, responsible for establishing great landmarks in the field of Administration in Brazil. Some of these achievements are the launch of the first Brazilian Executive MBA (in the 80’s), the creation of the Brazilian Library of Cases and of Academic Chairs. In 2002, the Financial Times highlighted Coppead courses in the ranking of the best programs in the world. In 2015, the School launched a master’s degree fully taught in English.

My biggest challenge will be to lead the institution to new remarkable achievements. Thus, I have been structuring and organizing guidelines to understand the demands of society, the current market scenario and the main trends. A concrete example is to understand the challenges that digitalization (the systemic application of business analytics, artificial intelligence, big data, among other technologies) imposes on management training. Without this understanding, the digital context enters the school curriculum only superficially. Consistent advancement demands knowledge of trends and action planning.

Alumni Ebape - Has the fact that you graduated from EBAPE been relevant in your career? 

Elaine – EBAPE presents diversity of highly relevant knowledge and high-qualified faculty who guarantee excellence in all the academic programs. The different perspectives the professors brought, gave me a richer vision of reality and a complete education. In the classroom, my focus was on business management. During the doctorate, I acquired an extensive knowledge and experience with issues related to public administration, which have been enriching for my career.


Alumni Ebape -You had the opportunity to study at one of the best business schools in the country and now you are the director of Coppead, which is also among the best. Were these two things always your goals?

Elaine – I chose EBAPE because I recognized the excellence of the School and I intended to dedicate myself to a solid career. The learning at the School was important and offered me the knowledge to carry out two postdoctoral degrees abroad. My goal has always been to work in an innovative school of excellence, and when I took my position at Coppead I found a rich and challenging academic environment, appropriate to conduct projects in the areas of academic research and strategic management, in which I have gained expertise and I am identified with.


Alumni Ebape - Thinking about your professional path, what were the decisive factors that led you to where you are now?

Elaine –  A solid academic background has given me the foundation to manage a School, and the experiences I have gained in private and highly competitive companies have guaranteed me flexibility, strategic vision and high decision-making power. By studying continuously investing in courses such as in postdocs, I have been able to expand the universe of professional possibilities. I also add the learning obtained by coordinating the Coppead Graduate Program, which allowed me to develop actions and understand the main demands of the university, of Capes and of the EFMD – European Foundation for Management Development, which operates an international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation.


Alumni Ebape - From a personal point of view, what is it like to balance a life of professional challenges and a Family?

Elaine – Balancing work and family life is always a challenge. I am married and have an 8 year old daughter and I know how important it is to balance the quality of the time spent in professional and personal activities with the time in which we dedicate to our families. In particular, I dedicate my personal time to my family!


EBAPE’s Doctorate in Administration aims to prepare the student for the academic life as professor researcher in a university or educational institution in Brazil or abroad. To attend the program, students should be able to read, write, understand and speak English. The Doctorate’s conceptual paper, project and thesis should be elaborated in English, unless otherwise agreed between advisor and student. The Program offers scholarships for all students approved in the selection process. For more information, please visit 


EBAPE’s Executive Master’s in Business Management, professional level, is a stricto sensu graduate program that seeks to contribute to training and development of professionals in the field of business administration, so they are able to add value to business activity through building and applying knowledge. Recommended by Capes and raked with the grade 5 (five), maximum mark for professional master’s, the program grants a master’s degree. For more information, please visit





EBAPE graduate emphasizes that entrepreneurship goes beyond opening a company


Being an entrepreneur in Brazil is a big challenge because of the high taxes and the little government support. However, entrepreneurship is not limited to starting a business. To talk about entrepreneurship and how to take advantage, with excellence, of professional opportunities, the EBAPE Alumni Network invited the alumnus Raphael Tomé. He is currently Commercial Manager of the company Stone Pagamentos, former Director of Narciso Enxovais Online (the largest player in the bed and table market in the Northeast of Brazil) and former Manager of Site Blindado/B2W. Raphael shared his experience in the universe of entrepreneurship. 


According to Rafael, there are key elements to achieve success in professional life: it is necessary an entrepreneurial attitude in life, in acquiring knowledge, in building a history, as well as to set clear objectives to achieve future ambitions.


When talking about his career, Raphael Tomé tells us that his professional choices and his commitment to always seeking to give his best, has stimulated him to take on new challenges, and that he has always been in charge of his own decisions in all the positions he has occupied throughout his career.


For the graduate “there is no glamour in entrepreneurship” and the paths he has walked since he was in the classroom, have led to opportunities that enhanced his skills and business vision. Raphael pointed out that it was at the Site Blindado/B2W that his entrepreneurial characteristics were strongly revealed: “I got a position as coordinator at the Site Blindado/B2W and shortly thereafter I took over as general manager. When I took on the company, this was an initial experience as an entrepreneur, since I was responsible for all the operation. I managed all the areas that a company has: finances, marketing, sales, IT, among others. This means that I had a company on my hands to run and gain experience, whilst receiving a salary and with a formal contract as an employee. At that time, it was a privilege because I had the opportunity to “own” a company, even though I was an employee".


According to the graduate, “the experience was very rich and there was already a successor, so I decided to pursue new challenges”. Raphael remembers that he gave up working in big, well-structured companies, in very interesting positions and with big teams, and accepted the invitation of another EBAPE graduate, Tiago Palmeira. They started an e-commerce company to sell products of Narciso Enxovais, a brand that is market leader in the bed and table sector (in class C, D and E) in the Northeast of Brazil. They starting the new company, Narciso Enxovais Online, based on the contract to use the brand. Rafael then moved to João Pessoa, Paraíba.


Raphael needed to get familiar with the cultural aspects, the consumption habits of the region, and the consumer behavior in order to correctly structure the steps of building the business. He immersed himself in the factory, in the stores, with the employees, talking to seamstresses, and accompanied the day to day work of the owner of the brand in the region.


At the beginning of December, the e-commerce project Narciso Enxovais Online was completed, with the company already in operation, with personnel, contracted tools, contracts signed, infrastructure and logistics, as well as someone that could take over Raphael’s role. Mission accomplished. Rafael felt ready to seek new professional challenges.


New projects


Since December 2017, Raphael follows a new journey in his career. He is currently the Commercial Manager at Stone Pagamentos and maintains his program of study, which has made the difference in his career in terms of development, learning and networking. Recently, he got a graduate degree in Business and People Management, which consolidated his knowledge: “After years of working in commercial positions, managing sales and processes results, I saw the need to establish commercial and operational strategies that focus on people” he says.


At the end of the interview, the alumnus Raphael Tomé stressed the importance of EBAPE in his career: “EBAPE enabled me to think in a more analytical way, which gave me an excellent basis to discuss and negotiate in any area. I used to do everything by instinct and over time I learned, from the guidelines obtained in the School, how to better analyze before making decisions”.


The Alumni EBAPE Network thanks Raphael for sharing his experience and wishes him great success in his new challenges!

EBAPE Undergraduate program, is complemented by various consulting projects assisted by the professors. This allows the student to have a professional practice, which gives excellent training where they can with excellence in public and private organizations. The students count on the Internship Coordination Office, which has partnerships with several organizations, making it even easier to enter the labor market. For more information, please visit



Awarded by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the alumnus Rafael Velasco, master's degree from EBAPE, evaluates ways to improve public spending in the country


Researcher and Project Leader at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS), the alumnus Rafael Braem Velasco was awarded by the National Council of Public Prosecution (CNMP) for the research - Data Analytics and Public Procurement - Promoting Social Control of Public Administration by Data Analysis. Velasco shares his story with the Alumni EBAPE Network telling us about the development of the study, his professional career and the importance of EBAPE master's degree.


The photo shows the Attorney General of the Republic, Raquel Dodge
awarding EBAPE graduate Rafael Velasco




What motivated you to choose the research theme?


Rafael: I think what motivated me to develop a project in the area of corruption in public procurement was mainly the progressive recognition that the techniques of data analysis used by the Brazilian control bodies to identify inefficiency or corruption in municipal and state governments, were (and still are) at a fairly incipient stage. From the beginning of my interest in this subject, in mid-2016, I already assumed that the Public Prosecutor’s Office could have considerable efficiency gains, through the automation of several audit routines and analysis of public procurement data. In addition, I was fortunate to find very recent literature detailing some composite indicators that can be used to objectively measure corruption in different subnational units of a country. However, this literature represented only the initial inspiration and it was necessary to understand in detail the reality of Brazil.


Alumni Ebape: What is the relevance of this topic?


Rafael: This is a relevant area for the development of the country, fully aligned with demands for improvement in the quality of public spending and promotion of integrity in government. Currently, after studying different techniques of public procurement data modeling and understanding the analytical bottlenecks of prosecutors who are at the forefront of anti-corruption in the country, I have found that Public Prosecutors’ Offices have a lot to benefit from the development of methodologies that increase the capacity to monitor government spending. Additionally, we have a great opportunity to produce innovative and high quality academic research. The inefficiency of municipal governments in public procurement is a complex concept that has many causes that have not yet been fully understood by studies in the area of public administration.


Alumni Ebape: Why did you choose EBAPE for you master´s degree?


Rafael:I chose EBAPE master’s for the excellence of the faculty, for the academic rigor that is characteristic of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and for being a program that provides students with several quantitative and qualitative methods fundamental for any scholar who wishes one day to produce high quality research with international scope.


Alumni Ebape: What is the importance of EBAPE in your career?


Rafael: I think that the master’s degree at EBAPE was the best possible choice for my career. I am still obviously a training scholar, but the analytical background that EBAPE provided me was vital to broadening horizons. I am deeply grateful to Professor Gregory Michener for the great learning I have gained working with him over 3 years as a researcher of the Public Transparency Program. In addition, classes with professors Cesar Zucco, Alketa Pecci and Kaizô Beltrão were of significant importance for my education.


Alumni Ebape: What are your future projects?


Rafael: : I intend to continue working as a researcher at FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro (FGV Direito Rio), developing interdisciplinary projects based on the use of large amounts of data to address public policy problems in Brazil and Latin America.

This current work is a step towards a doctorate, which is a medium term goal.  



The Alumni EBAPE Network thanks Rafael for sharing his experience and wishes him great success in his new challenges!

The EBAPE Master’s in Administration (Mestrado Acadêmico), scored the maximum grade (7) by Capes Foundation. It offers methodological and conceptual training at the same level to those offered by similar international programs, as well as differentiated knowledge and access to the several realities found in Brazil. The program emphasizes the generation and dissemination of research through publications in top-level journals in administration and related areas. The master’s is taught in English and students should be able to read, write, understand and speak the language. For more information, please visit




The alumna EBAPE Anna-Katharina Lenz carried out a study in Rio de Janeiro communities that can help to create public policies for micro-entrepreneurs 


The FGV EBAPE tradition as a center of excellence in research, high-level faculty, and international recognition in academic teaching, were decisive for Anna-Katharina Lenz to continue her studies and research at the School. She is producing international research of great academic importance and attending the post-doctoral program.


With the research experience gained in her master's and doctoral degrees, related to applied social sciences and administration, Anna structured a post-doctoral project and started a study, in which she seeks to understand the challenges lived by the micro-entrepreneurs, to support the creation of policies for inclusion and, in this way, to reduce obstacles for the growth of local businesses.


“With EBAPE I obtained solid knowledge on research methods, I had the opportunity to work with internationally-renowned professors, and gained access to partnerships with organizations relevant to the study on entrepreneurship” said Anna.


The study, coordinated by Anna-Katharina and Professors Cesar Zucco, Rafael Goldszmidt, both from EBAPE, and Martin Valdivia from Grade in Peru, is one of six projects funded in the second round of Metaketa, an initiative of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) which is supported by the UK Department of International Development (UK-AID).


The studies were carried out in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, interviewing more than 5,000 entrepreneurs from the communities of Rio das Pedras, Gardênia Azul, Anil, Curicica, Tijuquinha, Muzema and Terreirão. Based on a cooperation with SEBRAE/RJ, small business owners receive consultancy related to the legal status of Individual Micro-Entrepreneur (MEI, in Portuguese), which is a status unheard of by many entrepreneurs. The participants are instructed about MEI and have facilitated access to social security, issuance of fiscal receipts, information on business expansion and other opportunities.


In a second stage, micro-entrepreneurs will access business consultancy and training courses offered by SEBRAE, which will improve business vision and help with decision making.


“We hope to develop better strategies to address the demands of formal and informal entrepreneurs in Brazil and provide evidence of effective policies”, said Anna-Katharina.



Alumni EBAPE can be the link between your company and your School. Get involved!


The EBAPE Undergraduate Coordination seeks to develop initiatives that combine the theoretical knowledge of our students with practical experience in organizations. One of these initiatives is the Field Project (FP), carried out in partnership with private, public and third sector organizations. EBAPE offers organizations the opportunity to have a group of students, under the guidance of a specialist professor, developing a project proposed by the organization itself. For students it is the opportunity to develop, in practice, a project with applied results, benefiting the organization.

 You, EBAPE graduate, can use this opportunity to benefit your organization, finding solutions to your management problems by giving students and future managers the chance to apply their knowledge and to have a guided practical experience. It is a virtuous partnership where everyone benefits.

Some EBAPE graduates have already experienced this partnership with us, which is the case of Guilherme Takamine (*), who got an Executive Master’s in Business Management (MEX) from EBAPE. When he was Key Account Executive at L'Oréal, he conducted the FP in the company. Guilherme was able to point out two direct gains for the company by implementing the project: first, the proximity with talented young people, realizing that they can be company’s employees in the future; second, the exchange between students and professionals, the latter working as tutors in loco. “The project, led us to adopt the assumption that it is necessary to train leaders who have the desire to prepare better professionals, thus the FP becomes a coaching position for the youth. On the other hand, the company stays in a continuous relationship with the academy, which oxygenates the business and opens up for new perspectives”, said Guilherme.

“We replicated the Field Project three times, improving the process and learning. Every project is focused on having a completed question or goal at the end of 3 months. Obviously, we always plan to be more successful, but the process and the exchange are the prime factors that characterize success in the FP and this was the main factor that progressed the project in the last 4 years. My role has changed a lot throughout the projects. I started as a tutor soon afterwards I became a PMO in the group process. I see FP as a great opportunity to teach what I have learned” Guilherme added.


For Gustavo Marchisotti (*), a manager at DataPrev, it is very important to participate in actions such as the Field Project. A company like DataPrev, which works with innovation, can establish a channel of experience exchange with students who have a differentiated view of the problems/issues they experience internally, and contribute positively to interacting with new perspectives to solve company’s problems.

“I was responsible for taking the FP into DataPrev and for several months I attended numerous meetings to convince top management that the partnership would be important for both parties”. Since then, I have been proud to see how important the DataPrev and FGV EBAPE partnership has been. I am currently a mentor and ambassador for the project in the company and later the project will be expanded to other areas of DataPrev” concluded Gustavo.


*Guilherme Takamine is currently Indirect Channel Manager at Shell Brazil and Gustavo Marchisoti is ICT Manager at DataPrev, both are graduates of the Executive Master’s in Business Management (MEX).


The Field Project contributes to the professional and intellectual development of students through direct experience with real organizational challenges, beyond theoretical reality. The contracts with the partner organizations have no employment relationship and are focused on the development of talents


EBAPE graduates interested in finding out more about the initiative and evaluating the possibility of a partnership, should send an e-mail to including full name, current institution of employment, position and telephone number. 




Manager at BNDES Bank and alumnus EBAPE, Eduardo Bizzo produced an outstanding article on transparency of forest governance, featured in a high-ranked publication (A1)

The article "Forest Governance without Transparency? Evaluating state efforts to reduce deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon" by graduate of the Professional Master’s in Public Administration (MAP) *, Eduardo Bizzo advised by EBAPE professor Gregory Michener, was published in one of the main journals on environmental policy, Environmental Policy and Governance.


The article conducts an important analysis on the transparency of information by Brazilian government on the fight against deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest and complements the existing literature, pointing out new findings about the obstacles hindering the impact of the actions implemented to protect the forest, which is considered mankind’s natural heritage.


Eduardo´s study sets the precedent for new lines of research on environment and transparency and shows that government’s commitment to disclose its actions to reduce deforestation leaves many loopholes, limiting the results.


The published article is based on the dissertation Eduardo produced during his master’s. It concludes that the loopholes left by government in transparency make it impossible to evaluate forest governance, considering that transparency of information is essential to lead sustainable and long-term advances in conservation and forest management.


Eduardo emphasizes that having completed the master's degree at EBAPE was of great importance to increase his technical competence in his area of activity, as well as stimulating him in the production of knowledge about public policies and management.


The excellent faculty of the School and its recognized tradition and academic quality were decisive for me to choose the EBAPE master’s degree” he added.

Eduardo Bizzo is alumnus EBAPE and manager at the Pubic and Socio-Environmental Management department of the Amazonia Fund, an initiative of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).The fund supports projects to prevent, monitor and combat deforestation and to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the rainforest.

*The Professional Master’s in Public Administration (MAP) is designed for high-level directors, managers, and professionals who work in public bodies of direct and indirect administration, in various spheres of government. The program enables the students to develop their managerial capacity in order to work in the field of Public Administration as a consultant or employee in roles of leadership and management, and follow an academic career and teach in Higher Education Institutions in the field of Administration. 

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Article on Paternalistic Leadership by EBAPE graduate Juliana Mansur, is published in the Journal of World Business (ranked as A1)

The study “Shades of paternalistic leadership across cultures” produced by the FGV EBAPE doctoral student, Juliana Mansur advised by Professors Filipe Sobral and Rafael Goldszmidt, was published in the Journal of World Business (ranked as A1). The article identified distinct lines of paternalistic leadership in different societies. It can help professionals to assimilate programs for expatriates, understanding cultural assumptions that influence the paternalistic practices adopted by various countries.

According to Professor Juliana Mansur, the article is part of a series of three papers on Paternalistic Leadership that were part of her doctoral thesis, defended in 2016. She says, “The theme was chosen because it is, within the field of leadership, a subject with empirical scarcity, conceptual ambiguity and methodological issues in discussion among academics”.

For Juliana, the article presents clarifications of how paternalistic leadership is manifested and endorsed differently according to the cultures, showing there is much to explore. The full article 


Professional Career

After six years focused on the area of Personnel Development and Management, the psychologist Juliana Mansur decided to take the Executive Master’s in Business Management (MEX) at EBAPE in 2007 to expand her knowledge and professional scope. While attending the course, Juliana was sure that she wanted to work in the area of teaching and in the production of academic research.

Juliana says that EBAPE contributed to the development of her ability to conduct research, producing relevant and important content for society. Taking advantage of her academic perspective and motivated by the excellence of the EBAPE faculty, in addition to having FGV as an exponent in national and international teaching and research, Juliana decided to pursue a doctorate at the School, which enabled her to develop research with academic rigor and practical relevance. According to Professor Mansur, “EBAPE prepares its students to perform, with excellence, any career in Brazil or abroad and to carry out research that contribute to expand knowledge”.

Juliana Mansur is an undergraduate professor at EBAPE, professor and author of the FGV Quality Certification Program and of the FGV’s group that organizes the “Curso de Tecnólogo” (Brazilian equivalent to the international Bachelor of Technology) of FGV. She is currently working on two other articles based on her thesis and evaluating other academic projects.

EBAPE’s Doctorate in Administration aims to prepare the student for the academic life as professor researcher in a university or educational institution in Brazil or abroad. To attend the program, students should be able to read, write, understand and speak English. The Doctorate’s conceptual paper, project and thesis should be elaborated in English, unless otherwise agreed between advisor and student. The Program offers scholarships for all students approved in the selection process. For more information, please visit 




EBAPE graduate Caroline Galatoli is selected for six master’s programs in Europe


As EBAPE is an internationalized School, it has partnerships with universities from different countries and offers its undergraduate students the opportunity to choose where to carry out their exchange. This possibility was of utmost importance for Caroline Galatoli, who decided to go to Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, and started to build a promising professional life abroad during the first period of her undergraduate course at EBAPE.

When returning to Brazil to continue her course, Caroline already had in mind that she would work and pursue her graduate studies in Europe. From then on, she worked hard and after graduating last month, she undertook exams for 31 master's programs at 16 European universities, being approved at six of them (one in Sweden, one in Norway and four in Denmark).

A egressa optou, então, pelo mestrado em desenvolvimento global da Universidade de Copenhagen (MSc Global Development in University of Copenhagen) e ressaltou que toda essa conquista só foi possível ao estudar na Ebape, pois a Escola concedeu-lhe o apoio necessário para o seu crescimento profissional. “A graduação na Escola me preparou para o mestrado. Desde o início das aulas somos instigados a buscar referências acadêmicas, a colocar os ensinamentos em prática e a procurar informações em inglês” completou.

She then opted for MSc Global Development in University of Copenhagen and stressed that this achievement was only possible because of EBAPE. The School gave her the necessary support for her professional growth. “Studying at the School prepared me for the master's degree. From the beginning of the classes we are instigated to seek academic references, to practice the lessons learned and to look for information in English” she added.

According to Caroline, the choice for the master’s in Denmark was driven by the identification she had with the culture of the country, thanks to the exchange at the Copenhagen Business School through EBAPE, and the tradition of the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479. It was also crucial the proximity of the master’s program with the research she had already developed in her undergraduate course, in leadership and gender studies.

Caroline points out that her future projects include: to explore professional opportunities in Denmark and finding a home in the country, as well as maintaining ties with EBAPE for many years, especially for scientific production.




Alumna EBAPE, Doctor Lucia Salmonson Guimarães Barros accumulates international awards and is hired as assistant professor of Unifesp

Challenges have always been part of life for EBAPE’s doctorate graduate Lucia Salmonson Guimarães Barros, who is currently a professor of administration of the Federal University of São Paulo, In search of professional growth, Lucia sought, for some time, a renowned, traditional institution that could teach her to carry out quality research in São Paulo.

After numerous searches, she found EBAPE and the course she had been searching for. The faculty of the institution and the high quality of the course were the drives for her to move to Rio de Janeiro and study at EBAPE.

“I found the best doctorate program in Brazil at EBAPE. I have no doubt about that. The faculty is formed by professors with much experience in research, publishing in the main journals of their areas. In addition, they are always available to help and work with students. The academic environment encourages students to work hard on research. The students are excellent and the atmosphere is very cooperative”, said Lucia.

Since 2011, Lúcia has won several prizes due to her commitment to the level of quality in the projects she has been involved in:

•    In 2011 - Best dissertation of Business Administration of EAESP-FGV 

•    In 2015 - Honorable Mention, 14th International Congress of IAPNM

•    In 2016 - ACR North America - Travel Stipend, Association for Consumer Research


The determination to be an increasingly capable professional, led her to an exchange program at the University of British Columbia - UBC - in Canada. One of the Top 10 universities in the world.

At the end of January, she completed her PhD course at EBAPE and succeeded in achieving her goal - she was approved at the Federal University of São Paulo as adjunct professor in the course of administration.

EBAPE’s Doctorate in Administration aims to prepare the student for the academic life as professor researcher in a university or educational institution in Brazil or abroad. To attend the program, students should be able to read, write, understand and speak English. The Doctorate’s conceptual paper, project and thesis should be elaborated in English, unless otherwise agreed between advisor and student. The Program offers scholarships for all students approved in the selection process. For more information, please visit 



CAIO MARQUES PEDROTTI PORTO, Alumnus EBAPE is approved in international master’s and talks about his academic and professional career

Caio Marques Pedrotti Porto always had the search for knowledge on his mind, which helped him to achieve and create new possibilities for his career, such as a place on the Master’s - Event Management at the European School of Economics, in Rome, Italy.

Caio has always invested his time in studying. Throughout his academic career, especially during his undergraduate years in EBAPE, Caio attended specialized courses in institutions from all over the world, such as the Specialization in Entrepreneurship at Babson College in Boston, USA.

Caio pointed out that EBAPE had great importance in his professional education and says that thanks to the School, he had the necessary preparation, even in the first semesters of graduation, to be selected for positions in big companies such as Ancar Ivanhoe, Rede Globo, HSBC and Vale SA.

Caio moved to the area of entertainment, where he performed at major events in Brazil and Europe such as Tomorrowland, Ultra Music, Rock in Rio and the Olympics. In 2014 he completed the MBA - Program in Strategic Management and Leadership at the Association of Business Executives - ABE - Leinster College, Dublin, Ireland and after completing the course, went to Paris where he took the “Extension course in French language and civilization with focus in International Business” at Sorbonne University. The following year, he was approved for another course and earned a “Diploma in Corporate Sustainability Strategy from Harvard University (Harvard Extension School).

In 2015, Caio returned to Brazil and graduated from EBAPE and in 2016 opened his first company 4Life Productions focused on corporate events.

Caio says, “After opening the company, I decided to carry out a selection process for the Master in Event Management from the Admission Center of the European School of Economics in Rome, Italy. Thanks to my academic engagement and professional achievements, I got a scholarship. Although the merits and achievements started from my constant search for professional development, I could hardly have gotten where I am, without having been trained and guided by EBAPE throughout my career. The School not only made me a complete and prepared professional, but it tried to show me the right way, making me a better human being".



Alumni EBAPE organize a grand event to celebrate ten years of graduation reopening

Meetings, debates on career and entrepreneurship, and a sense of belonging marked the EBAPE Meeting of Graduates, held on March 25 at the FGV Cultural Center.

The event got to gather more than 150 people, including alumni, students, professors and the staff of EBAPE. This event is part of a series of activities that the alumni EBAPE network has been developing to integrate its alumni to the projects of the school. The event got to have light moments where everybody was very engaged to make it be a very successful project.  

Darliny Amorim, coordinator of the alumni, opened the meeting highlighting how the event was created and the important participation of the alumni in the construction of the project. EBAPE’s Director Flávio Vasconcellos and Deputy Dean Alvaro Cyrino then did the official opening of the event, emphasizing that the value of the School is in the history of its alumni.


In order to escape the formal program of events, graduation coordinator Yuna Fontoura and two undergraduate students, Naira and Emmanuel, in a more theatrical tone, highlighted the evolution timeline of EBAPE. Naira and Emmanuel brought even more excitement to the presentation by playing the role of “undergraduate alumni of 10 years ago” and highlighted the most important moments lived, and what the graduation is nowadays.

To discuss the themes “career” and “entrepreneurship” 3 speakers were invited: Leyla Nascimento, former president of ABRH National with the theme New career paradigms in Brazil; Sam H. Leal Fouad, a professor in business schools and law schools in the US and Brazil who spoke on Global Careers for Brazilians; and Silvio Meira (transmitted by video conference), emeritus professor at the Recife Computer Center and associate professor at FGV Direito Rio with the theme “The challenge of entrepreneurship in Brazil”.

One of the objectives of the event was to promote a discussion about how graduates can collaborate for the Alumni EBAPE Network and what activities the network should develop to contribute to the alumni careers and to promote their engagement, stimulating participation in the projects of EBAPE. The Professor of Organizations Culture of FGV EBAPE, Carmen Migueles, contributed for the discussion by providing a lecture on Economy of Sharing and Collaboration Networks. At the end of the presentation, proposed an activity with specific themes, leading the alumni to reflect on their participation in the Alumni EBAPE Network.

In the event’s closing, graduate and artist Yug Werneck sang some of her songs.



Transparency of Public Education Data is the theme of an article written by EBAPE’s Professor Gregory Michener and by Otávio Ritter, graduate in the Professional Master’s in Public Administration (MAP*)

The article “Comparing Resistance to Open Data Performance Measurement: Public Education in Brazil and the UK”, by FGV EBAPE professor and researcher Gregory Michener and Otávio Ritter graduate in the MAP, was published in November 2016 in Public Administration Journal (A1).

The study compares open data initiatives in primary and secondary education systems in Brazil and the United Kingdom. The research focuses on stakeholder resistance and related policy solutions to seek information about the applicability of disclosure laws as well as the role of the multiple actors involved in the transparency policy.

To produce the article, Gregory Michener and Otávio Ritter conducted more than 60 interviews with British and Brazilian subjects between 2013 and 2016, including 16 with state secretaries for education and analysis of media coverage in both countries on public education. The other data of the research were composed of bibliographical analyzes, researches and interviews with parents, businesspersons, journalists and other people involved in the issues related to public education.

The full article can be requested by email:

Gregory Michener is a professor and researcher at FGV EBAPE, founder and coordinator of the Public Transparency Program at FGV Rio de Janeiro and the Transparency Evaluation Network, an international initiative supported by the Open Society Foundations;

Otávio Ritter graduate in the Professioal Master's in Public Administration from FGV EBAPE.


Public Governance Observatory

Would you like to receive information, attend seminars, and respond to research questions on public management issues?

EBAPE, through its Public Transparency Program, invites its graduates, who work in areas related to the public sector, to participate in seminars and enrich the content of research.

Every six months, graduates who acted as survey respondents, will be invited to an exclusive seminar where the results of the surveys will be presented. This event will provide a participation certificate.

Those interested in participating in the research group of the public area, should send an e-mail with their data (full name - email - telephone - name of the current company - title) to using “Public management research”" in the subject area.


The Public Governance Observatory is a research center established within EBAPE, composed of professors from the Permanent Teaching Center of the Master’s in Public Administration - MAP, whose objective is to promote academic research focused on relevant and current topics of the field of public administration in Brazil, in partnership with researchers from national and international institutions.


*The Professional Master’s in Public Administration (MAP) is designed for high-level directors, managers, and professionals who work in public bodies of direct and indirect administration, in various spheres of government. The program enables the students to develop their managerial capacity in order to work in the field of Public Administration as a consultant or employee in roles of leadership and management, and follow an academic career and teach in Higher Education Institutions in the field of Administration. 

For more information about the program please access 


Vanessa Casali, graduate of EBAPE Corporate International Master’s (CIM), talks about her work as controller of The Coca-Cola Company in South Africa. 

What course did you take at EBAPE and what impact has it had for you?

I had the opportunity to attend the CIM - Corporate International Masters. This course has provided me with a more global and international view of business relationships, on how to act and develop in a more competitive way globally, whether in the personal or professional areas. I have developed my skills on how to handle diverse and multicultural teams, to act accordingly with a more senior position within my organization, as well as establishing a stronger network with key stakeholders in the Company, identifying growth opportunities for myself, my team, and for the entire organization. Finally, I came to see the professional opportunities within my organization in a more comprehensive and holistic way, understanding that the world is small for those who think and dream big and are open to new challenges at the international level.

How has your career progressed since leaving EBAPE?

I was appointed one of the facilitators of a Global People Leadership Program and there I conducted face-to-face and virtual training for Coca-Cola leaders from Latin and North America. EBAPE invited me to organize several lectures for undergraduate students, masters and national and international MBAs. This brought me closer to EBAPE and to great leaders of Coca-Cola in Brazil, among them the Vice Presidents of Finance, Marketing and Operations, who worked in these positions from 2013 to 2015.

I was then invited by the Director of Financial Operations of Latin America for a short-term assignment, spending almost 3 months at Coca-Cola in Argentina, leading the Payroll team in Latin America. From there, I was approved for the position of Regional Controller of almost all of Africa, being responsible for leading associates based in different countries in order to support the South Africa Business Unit and CEWA Business Unit from February 2016. I am responsible for the governance of the US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles of the United States) and IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) of “The Coca-Cola Company” in about 40 countries of the African continent.

This opportunity was very welcomed by myself and my husband as we had planned for a long time to offer our daughters an experience in another country, with different language and culture. I can see no other path to my professional and academic development, but with an international experience.

The FGV EBAPE Alumni thanks Vanessa for sharing her experience and wishes her great success in her new challenges!

The CIM is a master’s degree program designed by three major world-renowned business schools: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC , ESADE Business School in Barcelona  and FGV EBAPE in Rio de Janeiro. The proposal is to seek experienced professionals and executives interested in classes in global business with a strong international perspective, focusing on emerging markets while maintaining their professional and personal commitments.

To find out more, visit: Corporate Internacional Master´s