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 education, research, and innovation.

Meet our Team


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 | Art & Science

Gabriela Devaud

As Art & Science Program Manager at Swissnex in Brazil, Gabriela works to integrate architecture, design, and art with innovation, technology, and science, creating possibilities for transdisciplinary projects. In parallel, she is involved in the internationalization of programs in an art Gallery. Previously, she worked as a Project Manager for the organizing committee of the Rio2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, where she gained extensive experience in major events' management and production. Gabriela holds a Master's degree in Architecture and Urbanism from ETH, Zürich, and in Project Management in Art and Culture from Rome Business School.
Program Manager | Innovations & Startups

Vincent Neumann

As Innovation & Startups 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.
Finance & Project Manager

Larissa Hess

As Finance & Project Manager, Larissa takes ownership of Swissnex in Brazil's finance, accounting, and project management. She also assists in planning and implementing projects while developing ideas and recognizing opportunities to expand and deepen relationships between Brazilian and Swiss partners. Larissa holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva and a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Lausanne. She has previous experience in project management and diplomacy with a focus on the LATAM region.
Junior Project Manager

Simone Ramseier

Simone, a recent graduate with a Double Degree in International Business and China Studies, has joined Swissnex as a Junior Project Manager. With her prior experience volunteering and working in Brazil, Simone's deep appreciation for Brazilian culture fuels her passion for strengthening Swiss-Brazilian connections. Her passion for sustainability and gender equality drives her desire to make a meaningful impact in education, innovation, arts, and science. Simone seamlessly integrates her academic expertise with hands-on experience across project management, consulting, and business development. Her exceptional skills in networking and partnership building, coupled with her multilingual proficiency, make her an invaluable asset for global initiatives.
Junior Project Manager

Diogo Penetra

As a Junior Project Manager, Diogo brings a genuine passion for startups and innovation. With a Bachelor's degree in International Business Management with a minor in Management of Innovation from HEG in Geneva, he has cultivated a strong foundation in the Swiss innovation ecosystem. With prior experience in the innovation department of a family office, Diogo has actively contributed to nurturing and empowering startups, enabling them to create substantial value. He seeks to strengthen the Swiss-Brazilian connection, fostering collaboration between two vibrant ecosystems.