Our Team

Director’s Office

Daniel Balaban

Director and Representative

Economist and Master in International Relations. Specialist in Public Policy, International Cooperation, Government Mobilisation and Innovative Initiatives.

Millena Damásio

Assistent to the Director

With large experience in assisting and advising executives, she has worked with topics such as tourism, culture, electoral processes, food security and cooperation.

Peter Rodrigues

Deputy Director

30 years working in 4 continents, helping save and change lives of millions of those left behind and continuing to do so.

Programme Team

Albaneide Peixinho

Nutritionist specialising in Public Health, Masters in Education and Health. Over 15 years experience in managing food and nutrition programmes.

Bruno Magalhães

MSc in International Relations. Focal point for Planning and Reporting and for South-South Cooperation for capacity building and home-grown school feeding.

Gabriela Marques

BA in International relations. Supports the Programme division with events, travel, human resources, administration and logistics.

Gregory Rosa

Specialises in International Project Management and works with international cooperation for development, focusing on partnerships and strategies.

Igor Carneiro

Economist, PhD in Public Policy, over 20 years’ experience in international cooperation, sustainable development and strategic management.

Joelcio Carvalho

Food Engineer with an MBA in Project Management. Specialises in Agriculture and Agribusiness Projects, focusing on production chain

Sharon Freitas

Over 25 years’ experience in the private, public and humanitarian sectors. MA in International Relations, BA in Communications. Joined WFP in 2011.

Vinicius Limongi

BA in International Relations, pursuing an MSc in Development, Society and Inter. Cooperation. Coordinates projects with major donors and national partners.

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Vitória Rufino

BA in Arts and Literature – English, is responsible for translation and administrative activities within the Programme and Communications units.

Yasmin Wakimoto

MA in Public Policy and BA in Social Sciences. Specialises in school feeding and social protection systems. Contributes to the Remote Assistance strategy.

Vinicius Limongi

BA in International Relations, pursuing an MSc in Development, Society and Inter. Cooperation. Coordinates projects with major donors and national partners.

Yasmin Wakimoto

MA in Public Policy and BA in Social Sciences. Specialises in school feeding and social protection systems. Contributes to the Remote Assistance strategy.

Opperations Team

Carmelucia Mello

Economist, coordinates the Finance Unit and the overall office Administration. Reports to the Directors.

Giovana Nunes

Has a degree in Hotel Management with experience in travel, administration and HR. Responsible for recruitment, hiring and management of staff contracts.

Gustavo Medeiros

Computer Science graduate, with 10 years? experience in network infrastructure and systems. Also provides support with security and office administration.

José Arimatéia

Works as a driver, administrative assistant and security warden.

Rafaella Gomes

BA in Business Administration, with 13 years’ experience in the administrative area. Acts in the Procurement unit responsible for contracting goods and services.

Rafaella Gomes

BA in Business Administration, with 13 years’ experience in the administrative area. Acts in the Procurement unit responsible for contracting goods and services.

Communications Team

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Caroline Melo

BA in Communications – Advertising, has over 10 years of experience as an art director and graphic designer. Has worked in advertising agencies, and the public and private sectors.

Ericka Galindo

Journalist, MA in Communications. Has worked for 15 years with project management, international reporting, TV/radio production in Brazil, UK and Germany. DipTrans, PMI-ACP.

Ericka Galindo

Journalist, MA in Communications. Has worked for 15 years with project management, international reporting, TV/radio production in Brazil, UK and Germany. DipTrans, PMI-ACP.