Andressa Guerra

Meet our Team

Our team is divided 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.

Our Team

CEO

Malin Borg

After five years as the Head of the Swissnex network in Switzerland, Malin Borg is back in Brazil. She 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, ideas and to foster collaboration for inspiring research and ground-breaking innovation.
Deputy CEO

Leonardo Machado

Leonardo is Deputy CEO of Swissnex in Brazil and is also in charge of Communications. Specialized in knowledge management, he joined Swissnex in 2017 and worked before in public, private, and third sector organizations, managing projects in education, public service, marketing, television, and others.
Academic Relations Project Manager

Pedro Capra

As Academic Relations Project 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.
Event and Project Manager

Gabriela Devaud

As Architect & Project 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 project manager for the Rio2016 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 masters.
Finance & Operations Manager

Philipp Hugentobler

As Finance & Operation Manager, Philipp is in charge of Finance, Administration, HR, and anything else that keeps the Swissnex offices running. He attended the University of Zurich in Switzerland and has a Bachelor’s in Communication and Business Administration. Before swissnex, Philipp worked for the Swiss Government in the Defense Department, mainly with Accounting and Communications.
Innovation and Startups Program Manager

Bianca Campos

As Innovation and Startups Program Manager, Bianca acts to connect the Swiss and Brazilian innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems to generate potential value throughout 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 the business and society.
Junior Project Manager

Vincent Neumann

As Junior Project Manager at Swissnex in Brazil, Vincent supports the team in their mission of connecting the dots between Switzerland and Brazil. He has a Bachelor degree in International Affairs from the University of St.Gallen and is currently enrolled in a Master of International Law. Brazil became the epicentre of his personal and professional journey when he first started working for a local NGO in 2019 and finally wrote his final thesis in and about Brazil.