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As the International Business Development Officer at EdPlus, Rivadavia Alvarenga Neto is inspired to transform the educational landscape with creativity and innovation to provide a world-class education to individuals across the globe. Born in Brazil, Rivadavia earned his undergraduate in Business and an MBA in International Business. He later earned a PhD and an MsC in Information Science from UFMG, Brazil. After completing his PhD, he was invited to continue his doctoral research as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Prior to joining EdPlus, Rivadavia was a Founding Partner and Board Member of GAEC (Grupo Anima de Educação), where he served as President and CEO of HSM Executive Education, São Paulo; President and Rector of the University of Belo Horizonte (UNIBH); Dean for Graduate Studies and International Relations of UNA University Center, Belo Horizonte. Additionally, he was an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong, China and worked as the Full Professor at FDC Business School in Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil. Rivadavia enjoys spending time with his family when he is not establishing new partnerships, programs and education pathways for ASU.