Advisory Committee

The advisory committee’s objective is to develop strategies and actions towards increasing the number of certified schools, create new tools and expand Maple Bear’s presence in Brazil.
The Advisory Committee members are:

José Ricardo Quintana
Mário Alberto de Almeida
Claudia Costin
Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro
Ottoni Romano Fontana Filho
Daniel Dip
Maria Lúcia Vasconcelos
Palmari de Lucena
José Ricardo Quintana
  • President of Sascar Tecnologia Automotiva S.A;
  • Former President of Banco 1 and of Ibemkec TE;
  • Former partner of DW Partners – boutique of investments and of Controle Soluções Compartilhadas.
Mário Alberto de Almeida
  • Membro do Conselho de Administração da CSU - Cardsystem S/A, da Fundação Aplicações de Tecnologia Crítica - Atech e da ESUS S/A Participações;
  • Comentarista da TV Gazeta para os Assuntos Econômicos.
Claudia Costin
  • Graduated in Public Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, with a Master’s and a Doctoral degree;
  • Municipal Secretary of Education of Rio de Janeiro;
  • University teacher, she taught at FGV, PUC-SP, Unicamp, Taubaté University, University of Brasília, FAAP and IBMEC-SP;
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Quebec, Canada;
  • Former State Secretary of Culture of the Government of Sao Paulo;
  • Former president of Promon Intelligens;
  • Former Vice-President of the Victor Civita Foundation;
  • Former Secretary of Culture of the State of São Paulo;
  • Former Project Coordinator of Administrative Development Foundation (Fundap);
  • Former Director of Planning and Corporate Evaluation Serpro;
  • Former Deputy Secretary of Pension Funds;
  • Former Manager of Public Policy of the World Bank in Washington DC;
  • Former consultant to governments in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe.
Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro
  • Former Secretary of Education in the State of São Paulo;
  • Former Secretary of State of Science, Techology and Economic Development in the State of São Paulo;
  • Former Secretary of State of Social Development and Assistance in the State of São Paulo;
  • Former Secretary of State of Education in the Federal District;
  • Chaired the National Institute of Educational Studies and Research, the National Higher Education and Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Education.
Ottoni Romano Fontana Filho
  • Was the counselor of Sadia for 15 years;
  • Council Member of several companies and entities;
  • CEO of Formula Trade Brasil.
Daniel Dip
  • Graduated in Business Administration by FGV;
  • Former General Manager of Maple Bear Brasil;
  • Specialist in Telecomunication and Infraestructure;
  • International Business Teacher for Poor Communities;
  • Former State Champion of Voleyball at Esporte Clube Pinheiros.
Maria Lúcia Vasconcelos
  • Graduated in Pedagogy by the University of São Paulo (USP), PhD in Administration by the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie) and PhD in Education by USP;
  • Former Secretary of Education in the State of São Paulo;
  • Former Professor in the Post Graduation Program of Language of the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie);
  • President of the Municipal Council of Education of São Paulo and titular counselor in the State Council of São Paulo;
  • Author of several books and articles.
Palmari de Lucena
  • Former of chief of Latin America and Caribbean Division of United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS);
  • Senior Advisor of the United Nations in resource mobilization and strategic partnerships with the private sector.
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