Ilona Szabó de Carvalho

Executive Director, Igarapé Institute

Bachelor’s in International Relations; Specialist degree in International Development, Oslo University; Master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Uppsala, Sweden; leadership executive course, Kennedy School, Harvard University and Said Business School, Oxford University; management course on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, Swedish National Defense College. Experience leading global networks. Formerly: coordinated Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, responsible for shaping global strategy with former presidents, supreme court justices, business and world leaders; 2011-16, Executive Coordinator, Global Commission on Drug Policy, a network of former presidents, entrepreneurs and public intellectuals. Currently, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Igarapé Institute; founded in 2011, the institute has generated research, new technologies and policy on security, justice and development; ranked as a leading think tank in the Global South and works with governments, the private sector and civil society to co-design data-driven solutions to challenges. Member: Board, Drug Policy Alliance; Public Security Board, Rio de Janeiro State Industry Federation. Mentor, Columbia Women's leadership network, Brazil. Young Global Leader and Member of its Advisory Board, World Economic Forum; Responsible Leader, BMW Foundation. Co-Founder, AGORA movement. Columnist, Folha de São Paulo; commentator, CBN Radio; contributor to news outlets. Author of two books.

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