Fernando Shayer is a founding partner, Chairman and CEO of Camino Education. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the NGO Associação Nova Escola, with the Lehmann Foundation and the founder of the not-for-profit Colmear Project, which provides food and literacy courses to homeless people in Sao Paulo. Prior to Camino, he was Chairman and CEO of Somos Educação, the then largest K-12 education company in Latin America, as well as a part-time teacher at Curso Anglo. Before Somos, Shayer was a managing partner at the investment firm Tarpon Investimentos, and a board member in a number of public and private companies in various sectors, including renewables energy, apparel and logistics. Before that, he was a partner at the law firm Machado Meyer Advogados and an international attorney at Skadden Arps, in NYC. He is a candidate to a doctoral degree (EdD) at Johns Hopkins University. He has a masters’ degree (M.A.) in Computing in Education from Columbia University, a management certificate (EGPM) from MIT, a masters’ degree in Law (LL.M.) from Columbia University, a bachelors’ degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) and a bachelors’ degree in Economics from the University of Sao Paulo (USP). He contributes weekly to the Exame Bússola magazine on Innovation and Education.