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Jose Roberto Marinho

PRESIDENT, Roberto Marinho Foundation


Board Member 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, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on the preservation of water resources. He was also the first president of WWF-Brasil, position in which he remained for 7 years.
Acting in the third sector, Jose Roberto serves a member of the Governance Committee of Juntos pelo Desenvolvimento Sustentável – Comunitas (Together for Sustainable Development), of the Ethos Institute of Enterprises and Social Responsibility, of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development - 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.
José Roberto is also a member of the The Nature Conservancy’s Latin America Conservation Council (México), of the Lincoln Center Latin America Advisory Board (NY, USA), of the Harvard Global Advisory Council (Cambridge, USA), of RARE (Virginia, USA), and of the Reina Sofia School of Music International Circle (Madrid, Spain).

Regional Focus

South America