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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for managing Insper’s operating activities in accordance with the strategic guidelines established by the Board of Directors

Executive Committee

André Lahóz Mendonça de Barros

Executive Coordinator of Marketing and Knowledge

Before Insper, André Lahóz Mendonça de Barros had worked for 22 years at Brazil’s leading business magazine Exame, which he directed for almost a decade.

Besides, he has been an economics editor, editorialist, special reporter, and correspondent in Paris for the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper.

André Lahoz has a B.A. in Economics and a Master’s in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP). He has also earned Master’s degrees in Economic History, from the London School of Economics (LSE) and in Economics, from Insper.

Marcos Lisboa

Marcos LisboaPresident

Marcos Lisboa’s career includes experiences in academia, government and as an executive at financial institutions. Today the President of Insper, a leading not–for–profit business and economics school in Brazil, from 2013 to April 2015 he served as its Vice–president. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Executive Director at Itaú Unibanco and as Vice President from 2009 to 2013. From 2005 to 2006, he was President of the Brazilian Reinsurance Institute and had served as the Economic Policy Secretary from Finance Ministry from 2003 to 2005.

Marcos was Assistant Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Economics of Fundação Getúlio Vargas between 1998 and 2002 and previously as Assistant Professor of Economics at the Economics Department at Stanford University from 1996 to 1998. Marcos is Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Guilherme Silveira Martins

Guilherme MartinsDean of Undergraduate Programs

Guilherme Martins holds a doctorate in Business Administration in the area of Operations and Competitiveness Management from the School of Economics and Business Administration (EAESP) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). During his doctorate, he was a visiting scholar at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

He joined Insper in 2009, where he is a Clinical Professor dedicated to the fields of Operations and Supply Chain Management for the manufacturing and services industries. He is also academic coordinator of the Effective Problem Solving program, which, by applying the PDCA methodology to real-world problems at partner companies, aims to promote the development of undergraduate students in the skills problem solving, teamwork, communication and critical thinking.

He began his career in the business logistics area of Itatiaia Moveis S/A and later worked at Siemens Ltda. developing projects to improve products and processes. He is a consultant to companies in the area of Operations Management, with a focus on diagnosing and redesigning processes. Projects with this approach were developed in the field of Logistics for charitable organizations involved in education and for major retail chains.

As a researcher, his studies work to show how the competitive advantages of companies are affected by the adoption, at varying levels, of operational and supply chain management practices.

Irineu Gustavo Nogueira Gianesi

Irineu G. N. GianesiDean of Academic Affairs

He is currently dean of Teaching and Learning Development. From 2012 to September 2015 Irineu led the implementation of the new full-time undergraduate programs in engineering. Previously, for eight years, he was dean of lato sensu graduate programs, which included the Executive MBA, Certificate and LL.M. programs, while also coordinating the school’s international accreditation processes.

He is a professor at Insper for its Executive MBA, Undergraduate and Executive Education programs. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. He received a master’s degree in Production Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) and completed a non-degree specialization in Business Administration from the School of Economics and Business Administration (EAESP) at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).

He also holds the designation Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from APICS. He has 24 years of academic experience in research and undergraduate programs at USP’s Polytechnic School and at Insper, as well as at the Executive MBA programs of top business schools in São Paulo. He has authored papers published in Brazilian and international journals as well as three books in the field of Operations Management. He has 28 years of experience as a professional and consultant at companies such as Embraer, Natura, 3M, Unilever, Copersucar, Souza Cruz, Monsanto, Cargill, Rhodia, Tubos Tigre, Accenture, PriceWaterhouse, Ceras Johnson, Itautec-Philco, Hewlett Packard and Embraco.

Marcelo Orticelli

Marcelo OrticelliDean of Education for Executives and Development

Marcelo built a career spanning nearly 30 years at Itaú-Unibanco, having worked at diverse areas such as Controllership, Planning, Risks (credit, market and operational), Ombudsman, Continuous Improvement and Efficiency.

He worked as HR and Labor Relations Officer, responsible for the policies and guidelines of HR products, and for relations with trade unions. He still serves as Director of Unibanco Institute, a social entity related to the group that runs projects aimed at improving high school education in public schools.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from PUC-SP and has completed the professional master’s program in Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP) and an extension program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Paulo Furquim de Azevedo

Paulo Furquim

Dean of Teaching and Learning / Dean of Faculty

He is an Insper Professor and coordinator of the Center for Regulation and Democracy (CRD). He teaches full-time in the Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral programs at Insper.

Prof. Furquim holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV. He has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Economics from the School of Economics, Business, and Accounting of the University of São Paulo (FEA/USP). Prof. Furquim had been a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012 and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in 1994. Before joining Insper, he was a professor at the Sao Paulo School of Economics – FGV, as well as at the University of São Paulo (USP) and Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar).

He also authored several papers and book chapters on competition policy, regulation, market and firm organization, and Law and Economics. He is a fellow researcher of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)’, and has also been a reviewer and member of the editorial board of several scientific publications. Prof. Furquim coordinated thematic projects at the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), in the area of market institutions; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in the area of productive development policies; Center for Studies in Social and Economic Law (CEDES) and the Brazilian National Council of Justice (CNJ), both in the area of Economic Analysis of Law.

Furquim’s research stands out for being multidisciplinary. He has contributed to the fields of industrial organization, competition policy, law and economics, regulation, and organizational economics, having trained generations of students at the most diverse levels (Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral).

He also served as Commissioner at the Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE), from 2006 to 2009, and as its acting president from August to November 2008, when he gathered experience in the enforcement of competition and market regulation policies. For several years, Prof. Furquim has been referred by Global Competition Review’s Who is Who as the Leading Individual or Most Highly Regarded Competition Economist in Brazil. In 2016, he also received the Competition & Anti-trust Advisory Firm of The Year award from Corporate LiveWire – Global Awards.

Sergio Firpo

Sérgio FirpoDean of Research

Sergio Firpo is Instituto Unibanco Professor of Economics at Insper. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. He was an assistant professor of economics at the University of British Columbia, (2003–06) and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2004–08), and an associate professor at the Sao Paulo School of Economics (2008–15) before joining Insper in January 2016.

His main research interests are microeconometrics, policy evaluation, labor economics, development economics and empirical political economy.

His works have appeared at many peer-reviewed journals and books, including Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Handbook of Labor Economics. His research has been awarded prizes including the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics.

Firpo is an Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and Level 1 Researcher at CNPq. He is also Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), the Global Labor Organization (GLO), the Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED) and Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Education (CPTE-IU). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Economics and Statistics, Journal of Econometric Methods and Journal of Applied Econometrics (starting January 2021).


Silvia Bassaglia

Silvia BassagliaSenior Director of Operations

Responsible for the Infrastructure, Facilities, Assets, Projects & Construction and Workplace Safety departments.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with emphasis in Call Centers and CRM. She has vast experience in Operations and Customer Service, Sales and Customer Relations.
She also worked in business services companies, where she been responsible for projects to expand markets, retain clients and cut costs.