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Who we are

James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson is the Chairman of the Board of Fundação St. Paul’s. Born and raised in England, he has been an officer in the Royal Navy and held various senior positions in management consulting. He graduated in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from University College London.

Anthony Jezzi

Anthony Jezzi

Anthony Jezzi is a former pupil (Old Paulean) and father of two St. Paul’s pupils. Partner at Laferlins, with a career spanning close to 30 years in the agri-business sector, having worked previously at SANBRA, Santista Textil and Bunge Fertilizantes. Holds a Bachelor degree in business administration and commerce from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie.

Edward Weaver

Edward Weaver

Edward Weaver is chairman of the Board of St. Paul’s School. He is also a former pupil (Old Paulean) and a former parent of the school. Former Co-CEO of Latin American equities at Credit Suisse, he is currently a senior partner at QMS Capital and Habitat Capital Real Estate Fund. He started his career in M&A at NatWest Markets London, and was head of equity distribution for Banco Garantia. Holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering and management from Imperial College London.

Florian Bartunek

Florian Bartunek

Florian Bartunek is a member of the Board of St. Paul’s Foundation and the father of two St. Paul’s pupils. Founding partner and CIO of Constellation Asset Management, he is Vice-President of ProA, one of the largest NGOs for professional education in Brazil, and participates in the boards of Fundação Estudar, Laspau, Lemann Foundation, Museum of Art of São Paulo – MASP, B3 and Nova Escola magazine.

Philip Reade

Philip Reade

Philip Reade is the father of three St. Paul’s pupils. He was head of the Brazilian operations of Marathon Asset Management and a Partner and co-head of the investment team at Tarpon Investments. Currently, he is founder and co-managing partner of Helm Investment. Holds a MBA from Stanford University and a BS in economics from the University of São Paulo (USP).

Maria Amelia Sallum

Maria Amelia Sallum

Maria Amelia Sallum is a member of the Board of Fundação St. Paul’s. She’s worked for over ten years as the managing director of Ismart, a non-profit organization focused on providing education of excellence to low-income academic talents. Previously she has worked in human resources, financial planning and controlling for consumer goods companies such as Procter & Gamble, Gillette and Clorox. She holds a degree in business from FAAP.

Oliver Mizne

Oliver Mizne

Oliver Mizne is a parent of three St. Paul’s School pupils. He is the founder of Pravaler, a student loan program that has financed 130,000 Brazilian university students. He was a board member at Ibmec from 2001 to 2015 and is a graduate from the management and technology program of the University of Pennsylvania.

Louise Simpson

Louise Simpson

Louise Simpson is the head of St. Paul’s School, which she joined in August 2014. Previously she was Head of Bromley High School, which is one of the leading girls’ schools in south London. She is an environmental science graduate of the University College Wales and she has had experience of several independent schools, both as a teacher and in senior management positions. She is also a parent of a St. Paul’s pupil.

Nelson Sapsezian

Nelson Sapsezian

Nelson Sapsezian is an Old Paulean and joined St. Paul’s in 1978. He is the Senior Administrator of the school and the Bursar & Clerk to the Board of Governors.

Verena Ferreira

Verena Ferreira

Verena Ferreira is the external relations and development manager at St. Paul’s Foundation. Public Relations with a degree in Corporate Communications, she has 12 years of experience in developing PR and communication strategies for national and international companies. Holds a degree in journalism from Universidade Estadual de Londrina.

Ana Paula Rosas

Ana Paula Rosas

Ana Paula Rosas is the Executive Administrator for St. Paul’s Foundation. Working in international education, she developed the Higher Education area in Brazil for the multinational study agency Information Planet. Before that, she worked for 10 years creating content and coordinating teams for national TV and Radio stations. She holds a Bachelor of Communication with emphasis in Journalism from the Federal University of Bahia.