Rodrigo Tavares

Rodrigo Tavares 

Founder and President, Granito Group

Dr. Rodrigo Tavares (Lisbon, 1978) is the founder and president of the Granito Group, a global holding company whose mission is to advance the impact economy through innovative approaches to investment banking (Granito & Capital), management consulting (Granito & Partners), and thought leadership (Impact Economy Foundation).

He has held research positions at Harvard University, University of California-Berkeley, and Columbia University. In 2011-2014 he served as the Head of the foreign affairs department at the State Government of Sao Paulo, in Brazil.

His latest book is “Paradiplomacy: Cities and States as Global Players”, published by Oxford University Press in 2016. In 2017 he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the Word Economic Forum, and as a global Ambassador on innovation by the Portuguese government.