Henrique Vedana

Henrique Vedana
My pronouns are: he/him/his
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I am based in: Florianópolis, Brazil
Other projects and organizations include: Manifesto 55
THNK connection: Faculty

I was born in southern Brazil, where I got my bachelor’s degree in computer science quite a while ago. But already during my time as a student, I discovered my passion for multicultural groups, conversations, and learning. This drive took me to travel to over 40 countries and to live and work in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, and North America.

Early on I shifted my career to business management, leading an NGO at a national level (AIESEC in Brazil) for two years, and then I worked as a sustainability consultant for global organizations such as ABN AMRO Bank and the Global Reporting Initiative. Inspired and provoked, I asked myself how I could be a more effective catalyst for change, and I found myself applying (and being selected) to study at Kaospilots, a world-renowned school of creative business, leadership, and social innovation.

After three years of extraordinary experiences, personal growth, and professional change, I moved back to Brazil and since then I have been working for the past 12 years as an innovation and educational consultant, process designer, facilitator, and trainer for a very diverse portfolio of clients, from small companies to multinationals, from NGOs to schools and universities, from government entities to civic movements.

Since 2015, I have run Manifesto 55, offering individuals and organizations advanced learning and creative experiences, using tools, methods, and educational methodologies that support protagonist behavior, capacity building, and social transformation.

I’m fluent in English and Spanish, besides my native language, Portuguese.

Today I live on an island in the southern part of Brazil, and I enjoy running at the beach and playing with my daughters and wife.