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.

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Gabriela Ospina

Assistent to the Director

BA in Anthropology, MA in Public Administration and Environmental Sciences. Multilingual professional with experience in sustainable human development policy and programmes.

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.

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Camila Alencar

BA in Political Science, support the unit with content and technical publications production. Focuses on South-South cooperation for country capacity strenghtening and school feeding. 

 

 

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Eliene Sousa

Nutritionist with a Master’s in Health Sciences. Experienced food, nutrition and public health programmes and projects manager.

 

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Felipe Albuquerque

Journalist, MA in International Relations and PhD in Political Science. Has worked for over 8 years in international projects; 4 of which with the UN. Has worked as a consultant, professor and researcher.

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

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Maria Giulia Senesi

Master’s In Human Rights; Bachelor’s in Law and International Relations. Experience with project management. Contributes to school feeding and local agriculture projects.

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.

Opperations Team

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Ana Jorge

MA in Accounting and BA in Business Administration & International Trade. Specialises in Accounting for International Organizations and Public Policies. Works in the Administrative and Finance unit.

Carmelucia Mello

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

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Edison Hernandes

Joined the United Nations in 1999 and has worked in Information Technology and correlated operational areas, such as administration, human resources, finance, logistics and security.

Giovana Nunes

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

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.

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Rui Raposo

Naval Administration graduate with 18 years of experience in administration, finance, procurement and logistics. Works in the Administration and Finance unit.

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Laura Brandão

Post-Graduate in Humanitarian Work, with experience in international cooperation, especially in the African continent, both in the operational and programme areas.

 

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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Ana Mascarenhas

Journalist with a 6-year experience in multimedia content, social media management and internal communications. Has worked for public, private and third-sector organizations.

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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.