PRESIDENT, Fundacao Roberto Marinho
Vice-president of Grupo Globo and president of the Roberto Marinho Foundation.
José Roberto Marinho was born in Rio de Janeiro on 26 December 1955. He read History at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Geography at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ).
He started his professional life in 1972, as a reporter for the O Globo newspaper. In 1981, he became an assistant editor. In May 1983, he was appointed for the position of deputy chief of the editorial room, role he performed until May 1984. In that year, he left the newspaper to take the position of FM programming director of the Sistema Globo de Rádio.
In 1992, he founded Acqua Institute, non-governmental organisation that focuses on the preservation of water resources.
José Roberto chairs Grupo Globo’s Social Responsibility Committee. He is also member of the Governance Committee of Juntos pelo Desenvolvimento Sustentável-Comunitas, WWF-Brazil Advisory Board, the Ethos Institute of Enterprises and Social Responsibility, the Board of Curators of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra Foundation and CEBDS, among others. In 2006, he took part in the founding of the All for Education movement, of which he is a member of the Governance Board.