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Who we are

Executive Board

Guilherme Marco de Lima

With a degree in civil engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina and a PhD in geotechnical engineering and sustainability from the University of Birmingham, she has developed a corporate and academic career in Europe. She is the founder of Sustainpolis, a company specializing in promoting partnerships for international projects in the field of sustainable construction and infrastructure. She has also been the manager responsible for the sustainability strategy and management of major construction projects in Europe, the USA and Latin America. In the public sphere, she served as Secretary for International Affairs of Santa Catarina and Executive Director of Sapiens Parque. As well as chairing the WTC Curitiba, Joinville and Porto Alegre, she is president of the WTCA's International Business Council for the Americas MAC.

Daniella Abreu

With a bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas and specializations from Fundação Dom Cabral and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, he developed his executive career as an auditor and controller until he founded Ascensus Group in 2001. Today the group manages assets of more than US$ 100 million, with annual financial turnover of more than US$ 1 billion. Vanderlei is also a shareholder in the WTC Curitiba, Joinville and Porto Alegre.

Josias Cordeiro

With a degree in business administration from the Federal University of Paraná and a postgraduate degree from the Sheltons International Tax Training Institute, he developed a corporate career in financial consultancy until he founded Zaxo in 2017. Today he is a shareholder in WTC Curitiba, Joinville and Porto Alegre.

Luciano M. Menezes

With a degree in environmental engineering and a specialization from Stanford, Guilherme consolidated his corporate career in the areas of Strategic Planning, Government Relations and Open Innovation at Whirpool Corporation. Since 2017 he has been working in the areas of innovation and health, in addition to dedicating himself to strengthening the governance of Ascensus Group, where he holds the position of CEO chairman of Ascensus Group.

Vanderlei Palhano

With a degree in business administration from PUC, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and professional experience in various international companies, Luciano is currently president of the World Trade Center Lisboa, country manager at M3storage and a member of the WTCA world council.

Strategic Board

Marcel Malczewski
Chairman of the Strategic Board

The strategic board has the following functions:


- Helping to define guidelines and goals

- Networking; Identifying and connecting opportunities

- Promoting the brand

- Advising on results

The members of this board have no administrative or financial responsibility towards the WTC.


Our board

Angela Gonçalves

Market Relations Director

EQI Investimentos

Carlos Alexandre Peres



Eduardo Bekin


Invest Paraná

Gilberto Peralta



Paulo Mancio

VP Design and Implementation

Accor Latin America

Sandra Comodaro

Founding partner

Comodaro Advogados

Virgilio Moreira Filho


TM3 Capital

Vitor Bidetti

Founding partner

Integral Group

Wilson Barcellos


Azimut Brasil and Wealth Management

WTC Team

Helen Correa Mruczak

Events Manager

Hiago Tavares

International Business Manager - WTC

Vice-president of the Business Club MAC - WTCA

Karina Simioni Pio

Real Estate

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