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Leadership Team

Our management committee oversees all the WEF's efforts. The global committee meets regularly to ensure that all of our teams perform efficiently and to facilitate cross-functional connections. The operations teams oversees key business functions in the respectively countries and regions.

 

Marcus Mayer

 

Thais Araujo

MARCUS MAYER

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THAIS ARAUJO

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Chair and CEO

 

Vice Chair and International Director

Marcus Mayer shapes and approves WEF strategies, reviews results, advocates for the fund’s issues, and helps set the overall direction of the organization. He follows the projects execution, and supports all leading the teams. His activities take place both in the international field and at the WEF's headquarters.

 

Thais Araujo serves as an extension of the President of the WEF and across the Organization on programmatic issues, critical partnerships, and execution of the global strategic objectives. Her activities take place both in the international field and at the WEF's headquarters.

 

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VERONICA PAGANATTO email-icon   FABIO AURICCHIO email-icon
Chief Financial Officer   Director of Institutional and Investor Relations
Veronica Paganatto oversees Finance and Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Strategic Planning, Impact Planning and Improvement, and several special initiatives.  

Fabio Auricchio oversees internal and external communications functions, advancing and protecting the foundation’s reputation and building awareness of WEF focus areas.

 

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CRISTIANA PFISTERER MENEZES email-icon   GIANNA MIURA email-icon
Director of Strategy, Measurement & Evaluation   Director of Educational Development Projects
Cris Menezes leads the WEF’s Strategy, Measurement & Evaluation team, which is responsible for the organization’s strategy development and review process and its overall approach to measurement and evaluation.  

Gianna Miura provides critical senior staff support to the CEO and executive team, evaluates and monitor policies, strategies and the implementation of Sustainable and Educational Development projects.

 

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MARILIA MACEDO email-icon   MAYRA COLLINO email-icon
Director of Information   Director of the IES
Marília Macedo leads the Information Technology team, which plans and deploys tools and solutions that support the WEF’s work.  

Mayra Collino leads a diverse team that develops strategies to support the International Education Society (IES) and the WEF’s programmatic goals.

 

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CLAUDIA WEINBERGER email-icon   AALIYAH MIJIKENDA email-icon
Managing Director, Switzerland   Managing Director, Kenya
Claudia Weinberger leads the headquarter activities in Geneva, Switzerland, and helps build strategic relationships with governments, NGOs and other key partners to increase awareness, action, and resources devoted to global development and education priorities.  

Aaliyah Mijikenda leads the headquarter activities in Nairobi, Kenya, and helps build strategic relationships with African governments, NGOs and other key partners to increase awareness, action, and resources devoted to global development and education priorities.

 

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