The Global Shapers Community is a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.
Social entrepreneur and "netweaver" (Conscious business network weaver) by vocation, Tomás co-founded Engage, the first company in Brazil focused on business strategy and Internet technologies for social innovation projects, Goma, a social innovation driven coworking space in Rio de Janeiro and O Sujeito, a crowdfunding channel for independent journalism in Brazil.
Social entrepreneur. Co-Founder, ZE-ZE.org. Member, steering committee, Tel Aviv municipality youth centre. Double major BA in Psychology and Film candidate, Tel Aviv University. Member, ROI community of Jewish innovators, the Sandbox-network and a Former mentor, junior entrepreneurs' association. Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum. Blogger in the HuffingtonPost.
I was raised in the U.S and the U.K but always yearned for the opportunity to work, serve and make a difference in the developing world. I finally resigned my job as a project manager for a large Pharmaceutical company in the U.S to live and serve in a land largely unknown to me, my country of origin-Nigeria. Its been an amazing journey since I moved back two years ago. I've gone from being hopeful for my country and being hopeless sometimes in the face of corruption and mass poverty, grappling with this very rich but poor country.
Fellow at Stanford, Andrea focuses on technology and innovation networks that address global challenges. He has been an EU Marie Curie Researcher and worked at Grenoble-em and the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre; formerly visiting at CERN, GSI and Bocconi University. His research has been funded by the European Commission, CERN, GSI and European Science Foundation, and it has inspired a new CERN service named CollSpotting.