Private sector engagement and partnership development specialist
Alexandre (Alex) Alves is the private sector engagement and partnership development specialist at USAID/Brazil. He has been at the forefront of developing partnerships with private sector companies, NGOs and government during the last two decades. Before joining USAID, Mr. Alves worked as economic assistant for the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia. Prior to that, he was Assistant Dean in College of Business at Lewis University in Romeoville-Illinois (1998-2004). For the last 14 years, he is been involved on discussions and the design of creative solutions for the sustainable development of the Amazon and the conservation of its biodiversity. He has worked on the structuring and implementation of two innovative collective action platforms - Mais Unidos Group (www.maisunidos.org) and the Partnership Platform for the Amazon (www.ppa.org.br) Mr. Alves earned a contract major BA degree from Bethany College in Business Administration and Political Science and MBA in International Business from Lewis University.