Renato Santos

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Renato Santos is a speaker and consultant with international experience. He has worked for 22 years with SEBRAE (Brazilian SMEs support agency), on the development of consulting and training solutions applied countrywide – Renato has more than 17,000 hours of experience in entrepreneurship training for both entrepreneurs and executives. He collaborates with Brazilian organizations such as CNI, BNDES, IEL and others, developing tools for identifying opportunities, business modeling and general management.

Outside Brazil, Renato is a consultant for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank. He operates in-company entrepreneurial and business programs; and develops integrated production chains between small and large companies of specific industries such as CIT and civil aviation.

Renato is co-author of the current version of Empretec, the main entrepreneurship training program worldwide, developed by the UN and now applied in Brazil and other 37 countries with more than 340,000 impacted entrepreneurs. The consultant has worked in the implementation of Empretec in 14 countries in America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East (including BRICS). In 2016, Renato is committed to install Empretec centers in Russia and Saudi Arabia, with completion scheduled for this year.

A business manager with MD in Finance and MBA in Marketing, Renato is the author of books on market analysis and entrepreneurship. An advantage is his entrepreneurial experience: Renato is a partner to companies on logistics and food service in Brasília (Brazil"s capital), where he has built his career and seats at the board in technology companies. In São Paulo, where Renato lives, he is a partner and Executive Director of a company in the medicine and health industry.

Since 2011, Renato also works in the corporate reality show "The Apprentice", broadcasted in Brazil by Record TV – he is an advisor to the anchor Roberto Justus in assessing the competitors" performance. He may also be heard on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on CBN, Band News and Jovem Pan SP radio stations, where he provides guidance and answers questions from the audience of "Minuto SEBRAE". To better understand his work with the media, click here.

Since 2002, Renato has delivered more than 100 lectures in Brazil and other countries. To learn more about his work as a speaker, click here.

Renato Santos