An assistant director, Sandonei oversees the Visiting Fellows program, the Lisbon MBA collaboration, and International Faculty Fellows visits for Vale Institute of Technology (Brazil), Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, and Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal). He coordinates the MIT Sloan relationship with Taiwan-based Epoch Foundation, including faculty visits and biennial seminars at MIT Sloan.
Sandonei joined MIT Sloan in 2013. Previously he worked at the Consulate General of Brazil, assisting with diplomatic visits to universities, fostering educational partnerships, and managing the issuance of visas and passports. He also had volunteered in Angola-Africa, giving lectures on language studies and global health at a teacher training college, and had worked at the Institute for International Cooperation and Development where he managed recruiting events and promoted the Institute throughout South America and the Caribbean.
A native of Brazil, Sandonei holds an international business administration degree from Leonardo da Vinci University and an MBA with a minor in leadership from Bentley University.