Paula Fabiani


Paula Fabiani is the CEO of IDIS. Previously, she was the financial director of Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal Foundation and controller of Akatu Institute. She also served in the Private Equity department of Votorantim Group. She has previously worked at BankBoston in asset management and M&A and at Lloyds Bank in trade finance. Fabiani is author of the books “Endowments – Establishment and Management in Brazil” and “Early Childhood – Overview, Analysis and Practice”.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the FEA-USP and an MBA from the Stern School of Business – New York University. She has an executive education in Endowment Asset Management from the London Business School and Yale and in Nonprofit Sector Management from FGV. She is the only Brazilian accredited SROI practitioner by Social Value UK. She is a member of the Network of Political Action for Sustainability – RAPS, and a board member of the Vladimir Herzog Institute.