Global Conference 2010
Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Government of the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Vinicius Lummertz is Secretary for the Foreign Affairs Office of the State Government of Santa Catarina, Brazil, a position he has held since early 2007. From 2004 until 2006, he was CEO of SC Parcerias, the public-private partnership company of the State of Santa Catarina. He is also chairman of the Unisul Business School. Silva was technical director of Brazil's SEBRAE (the equivalent to the U.S. Small Business Administration) in Brasília. With a degree in political science from the American University of Paris and postgraduate studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in knowledge management at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis.