Rivadavia Alvarenga Neto

300 E. Lemon Street
BA 352A
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

  • 30 years of teaching experience, 20+ years teaching executive education in leading business schools and universities, multiple teaching excellence awards;
  • Founding partner and Board Member of the Anima Educational Group Brazil - São Paulo Stock Exchange Anim3
  • Visiting Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR, China
  • Founding Partner & Execuive Director - Rivadavia & Associates, working with world-class organizations such as Mastercard, HSBC, Citybank, Bradesco, GM, Ford and IBM, among others.
  • Served as:
    • Global Business Development Officer, Edplus, ASU
    • President & Rector of the University Center of Belo Horizonte, Brazil;
    • President & CEO of HSM Executive Education, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Dean of Graduate Studies & International Relations, UNA University Center, Brazil
    • Honorary Visting Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
    • Tenured Professor & Program Director - FDC Business School, Fundacao Dom Cabral, Brazil

Education

  • Post Doctoral Fellow & Visiting Scholar, FIS, University of Toronto, Canada, 2009;  
  •  PhD in Information Studies, I-School at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, 2005 -  PhD Dissertation nominated for Best Brazilian Dissertation in the field: 
  • MsC in Information Studies, I-School at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2002.
  • MBA in International Business, Catholic University, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1999.
  • Bachelors degree in Business, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, 1998
  • Harvard Business School  Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning (GCPCL) 2010/2011  Boston, EUA & Shangai, China
  • Design Thinking Bootcamp @ the D.School  2015 - Stanford University, EUA.
  • Lego Serious Play Facilitator  Rasmussen Consulting, Finland, 2016 (Munich Team)

Research Interests

Innovation, Business Models, Digital Transformation, Knowledge Mnagement, Higher Education, Executive Education

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 400Cross-Cultural Management
MGT 459International Management
MGT 589Strategic Management

Honors/Awards

 Awards:

  • Great Medal of Honor (Medalha da Inconfid�ncia)  Highest commend awarded by the Governor of the State of Minas Gerais,Brazil, 2014. "
  • Great Medal of Honor for Professional and Educational Achievements in business and managerial fields  Federal Council of Business, Brazil , 2013.
  • Awarded Education Personality of the Year Faces of 2013, names that made the difference - Estado de Minas News and Encontro Magazine, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Nominated for Best Business Professor of the Year Award- The Economist Intelligence Unit.
  •  Commencement Speaker for more than 20 MBA Classes.

Consulting

Anglo American, Arcelor Mittal Steel, Embraer, Astra Zeneca, Linde Group, Itau-Unibanco, Bradesco, NEC, Petrobras, Prosegur, Santander, Alelo, Vale, Ford, GM, SAP, Citibank, Subsea7,  Google, HSBC, MAstercard, Sthil

Board

- GAEC - Anima Education Group - Sao Paulo Stock Exchange Bovespa ANIM3

Industry Positions

  • Founding partner and Board Member of the Anima Educational Group Brazil - São Paulo Stock Exchange Anim3
  • Visiting Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, SAR, China
  • Founding Partner & Execuive DIrector - Rivadavia & Associates, working with world-class organizations such asMastercard, HSBC, Citybank, Bradesco, GM, Ford and IBM, amomg others.
  • Served as:
    • Global Business Development Officer, Edplus, ASU
    • President & Rector of the University Center of Belo Horizonte, Brazil;
    • President & CEO of HSM Executive Education, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Dean of Graduate Studies & International Relations, UNA University Center, Brazil
    • Honorary Visting Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
    • Tenured Professor & Program Director - FDC Business School, Fundacao Dom Cabral, Brazil