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 University and contributor at the World Economic Forum, Andrea researches and shapes innovations & networks that address global challenges and generate social impact. Formerly he was a EU Marie Curie Researcher on emerging technology for social and economic impact, and worked at Grenoble-em and the European Commission, while visiting at CERN, GSI and Bocconi University. His work was funded by the European Commission, CERN, GSI and European Science Foundation, and inspired a new CERN service named CollSpotting.