Head of Division of Technology Promotion I, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil
Luis Fernando Machado joined the diplomatic career in 2004 and was appointed Head of the Division for Technology Promotion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil in 2017. In his capacity, he overlooks the work of 54 sectors of STI at Brazilian diplomatic and consular missions abroad and runs the “Innovation Diplomacy Program” at the Brazilian Chancellery. As part of his duties, he also contributes and organizes the participation of Brazil in bilateral intergovernmental commissions and multilateral initiatives and mechanisms on STI. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Law, a Master´s Degree in International Relations, an MBA in Oil&Gas and he is currently a PhD candidate in International Relations.