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Brazil IMPACTO 2018 - Speakers


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Confirmed Speakers

With the aim of showing varied perspectives on the topic of impact investing, Impacto 2018 includes national and international speakers representing leading organizations in their respective lines of work.

Randall Kempner, Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).

As executive director of ANDE, Randall oversees the implementation of ANDE’s extensive program, research and advocacy agenda, including its seven international chapters and multiple grant and challenge competitions that support the entrepreneurship sector. Randall has twenty years of experience in the field of international economic development. Most recently, he served as Vice President for Regional Innovation at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and prior to that was a founder of OTF Group. Randall graduated from the University of Texas with an M.B.A and an M.P.Aff. He earned his bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard College.



Prof. Sergio Lazzarini, Professor, Chafi Haddad Chair for Business Research and Coordinator, Insper Metricis

Sergio Lazzarini is a resident professor of the Chafi Haddad Chair at Insper Business School, and Coordinator of Insper Metricis. He holds a PhD in Management from Washington University and a Masters in Management from the University of Sao Paulo. Author of the book Capitalismo de Laços (Campus/Elsevier, 2011) and Reinventing state capitalism: Leviathan in business, Brazil and beyond (Harvard University Press, 2014). Professor Lazzarini is also a columnist for Veja magazine.




Daniel Izzo, Founding Partner & CEO, VOX Capital

Daniel is partner, co-founder and CEO at Vox Capital, Brazil’s pioneering and leading impact investing fund manager, listed for 5 consecutive years as one of the most relevant players on the impact investing space Worldwide by the Impact Assets 50 and subject of a Harvard Business School business case: “Vox Capital: Pioneering Impact Investing in Brazil”.

Daniel is a member of the Global Executive Committee at ANDE, board member of the Brazilian Social Finance Task Force, leader of the Impact Investing Working Group at ABVCAP, and a professor of the Impact Investing Executive Program at the Said Business School in Oxford.



Rodrigo Menezes, Partner, Derraik & Menezes Associates

Rodrigo is founding partner at law firm Derraik & Menezes Advogados, Chairman of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Committee of ABVCAP, and board member of the Brazilian Social Finance Task Force. As an attorney, Rodrigo represents foreign and local VCs, corporate ventures, startups and entrepreneurs in venture capital and impact investment deals. He is a professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and INSPER, teaching legal aspects of venture capital and private equity investments, is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars in Brazil and internationally, and author or contributor to several articles.

Rodrigo holds a Masters in Law from IE - Madrid and attended the Venture Capital Executive Program at Haas School of Business, UC- Berkeley.


 Fabio Tran Director, Investments, Omidyar Network

Fabio is a director at Omidyar Network where he leads the firm’s education strategy and investments in Brazil and collaborates on investments in Latin America. Fabio worked for four years at Rocket Internet, where he last served as senior vice president of venture development, taking different leadership and c-level roles in early stage portfolio companies across Latin America and Europe. He also worked as Executive Director at Fundação Estudar and interim Director for Policy and Strategy at Endeavor Brazil, and is currently a board member at Instituto Semeia.

Fabio holds an MPA from Harvard University, an MBA from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Sao Paulo.


Rodrigo Villar, Founding Partner, New Ventures Mexico

Rodrigo is Founding Partner of New Ventures Mexico. New Ventures catalyses the growth of green and social enterprises, combining a diverse set of technical assistance and acceleration services with Adobe Capital, its equity and mezzanine finance arm. 
Rodrigo was also founder of the FLII (Latin America Impact Investing Forum), is Chair of the Mexico Impact Investing Alliance, and on the boards of Iniciativa México and CI Banco. He is an Ashoka Fellow, and was named one of the 40 leading young CEO’s in Latin America by Latin Trade Magazine. Rodrigo has an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management degree from the Tecnologico de Monterrey. 


Murilo Menezes, Institutional Relations Manager, Maraé Investments

Murilo Menezes is responsible for institutional relations at Maraé Investments, the family holding of social entrepreneur and Natura cofounder Guilherme Leal. Besides directly supporting the executive leadership, his main focus is on the New Economy and Impact Investing movements. From 2010 to 2015 he worked in the financial industry, for companies such as Itau BBA and Goldman Sachs. At Itau he was member of one of the investment committees of the Itau Social Foundation and responsible for creating the Mobiliza committee for volunteering.

He graduated in Economics from the University of Sao Paulo, and holds a Masters in Adaptive Leadership and Public Management from the Center for Public Leadership, in partnership with Harvard Kennedy School.


- Luciana Aguiar, UNDP Brazil (More information soon)

Fernanda Camargo, Wright Capital Wealth Management (More information soon)

Prof. Edgard Barki, Coordinator of Center for Entrepreneurship & New Business, FGV Business School (More information soon)


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  • Position your organization’s pioneering work in this growing sector
  •  Build your network in Latin America’s second biggest impact investing market
  • Gain a deeper understanding of local challenges and opportunities
  • Contribute to strengthening the local impact investing space  

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