Team

Our team is connected between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and represents Swissnex in Brazil. We are an international and dynamic team, connecting people and ideas in science, art, and innovation.

Meet our Team

CEO

Malin Borg

As the CEO of Swissnex in Brazil, Malin manages offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. She began her journey at Swissnex in Brazil in 2013, initiating the operations of the newest addition to the Swissnex network. In 2017, she moved to Switzerland to work directly with the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, becoming Head of Unit of the Swissnex network; she was responsible for the overall strategy for all Swissnex locations and 20 Science Counselors worldwide. Malin holds a Master's degree in International Affairs from The Graduate Institute in Geneva and an undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews, UK. As CEO of Swissnex in Brazil, Malin's mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of partners in the global exchange of knowledge and ideas and to foster collaboration for inspiring research and ground-breaking innovation.
Deputy CEO, Program Manager | Innovation & Startups

Bianca Campos

As Program Manager in Innovation & Startups, Bianca connects the Swiss and Brazilian innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems to generate potential value through collaboration. With a background in Science and Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Material Science and Engineering, Bianca has experience in innovation management and open innovation in the Chemical and Health Tech sectors, from the hard science to the back-office perspective. In her previous experiences, she worked to connect the dots between academic and technology trends and novel business models to bring value and sustainability to business and society.
Program Manager | Academic Relations

Pedro Capra

As Academic Relations Program Manager, Pedro helps connect universities, think tanks, research institutions, professors and researchers to establish, and further develop, science and technology partnerships. He holds a PhD in Political Science from UNICAMP and spent time as Visiting Researcher first at the University of Zurich and later at the University of Fribourg. Since then he has been working closely with Latin Americanists from Switzerland and abroad.
Program Manager | Arts & Science

Gabriela Devaud

As Arts & Science Program Manager at Swissnex in Brazil, Gabriela works to integrate architecture, design, and art into discussions around innovation, technology, and science. Prior to her position she worked as a project manager for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and specialized in big events management and production. In parallel, she has been active in the concept planning of an art gallery. Gabriela has a MSc in Architecture and Urbanism from the ETH, and she also spent a semester at the TU Delft during her master's.
Program Manager | Innovations & Startup

Vincent Neumann

As Innovation & Startup Program Manager, Vincent connects the Swiss and Brazilian innovation ecosystems and supports entrepreneurs in their soft landing in a foreign market. A further responsibility is fostering international collaborations and projects in biodiversity and sustainability, striving towards the SDGs through Swiss-Brazilian joint efforts in innovation, academia, and education. He has a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs from the University of St.Gallen and is currently enrolled in a Master's of International Law. Brazil became the epicenter of his personal and professional journey when he started working for a local NGO in 2019 and finally wrote his final thesis in and about Brazil.
Communications Manager

Sofia Costa

As Communication Manager for Swissnex in Brazil, Sofia works to develop and implement the communication strategy, focusing on developing, strengthening, and implementing an innovative and coherent approach across different offline and online channels. She also seeks to extend the outreach of Swissnex services to potential clients and partners through marketing, strengthening the Swiss-Brazilian connection. With a degree in Communication and Journalism from UERJ, Sofia has worked in areas like Press Relations, Corporate Communication, and marketing for startups, as well as having experience in digital marketing, social media engagement, and campaign launches.
Junior Project Manager

Marysol Schelbert

As a Junior Project Manager, Marysol brings in new ideas for process optimization, project management development, and network collaboration. Since her master's exchange at FGV EBAPE in Rio de Janeiro, her interest in Brazil has grown significantly. With a master's degree in Business Management from the University of St. Gallen and previous experience in startups and Information Technology companies, she seeks to bring in her knowledge to strengthen the Swiss-Brazilian connection for value co-creation.
Junior Project Manager

Camila Schmalz

Camila recently joined the team as Junior Project Manager. Having completed her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, she is now gaining field experience by assisting her colleagues in the management of their projects. She also gets to deepen her communications skills by working hand-in-hand with the communications manager.