José Augusto Pereira Brito

José Augusto Pereira Brito

Executive Director of Mackenzie University,

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The Mackenzie Presbyterian University is an institution of higher learning that has a strong tradition and history in Brazil.


203m USD




José Augusto has professional experience as engineer, PHD, teacher and researcher. It includes innovative projects in IT: Digital Transformation, IT infrastructure, AV and TV infrastructure, computer systems, information security, business management, projects, process automation, telecommunications, unified communications, educational technologies and computational mathematics.

Experience in engineering projects – civil, mechanical, nuclear power plants and computational sciences. Since August 2017, he is the leader of MackGraphe (, the new Mackenzie Research Center for Graphene and Nanotechnology. He is teaching in the electrical engineering course and computer sciences course at Mackenzie University.


Mackenzie Presbyterian Institute is associated with the Brazilian educational history, a philanthropic institution that seeks to serve the common good of Brazil and the Brazilian people. In its 147th year, Mackenzie provides a differentiated educational experience for all educational levels, from pre-school to post-graduate courses: 40,000 Higher Education students and 7,500 K12 students across five Campuses, and other 350 K12 Schools with the Mackenzie Educational System in Brazil.

  • Since 2017, Executive Director of MackGraphe at Mackenzie University
  • 2001 - 2017: CIO of the Mackenzie Presbyterian Institute in São Paulo with the vision and mission of transforming Mackenzie in a Brazilian institution of reference in IT adoption.
  • 1998 - 2000: Internet Manager at Mackenzie
  • Taught courses at FGV-Rio in IT Business Innovation, and at ECA-USP in Marketing Sciences (Political, Public and Enterprise).

  • 2017: Executive Leadership Course. Mackenzie University, São Paulo
  • 2014-2016: Global MBA, Manchester Business School-UK
  • 2015: Executive Leadership Course. MIT, São Paulo
  • 2015: Managerial Course. Mackenzie, São Paulo
  • 2011: Enterprise Sustainability - Postgraduate Course. FGV, São Paulo
  • 2007: Management of Distance Learning - Postgraduate Course. FGV, São Paulo
  • 2001-2005: Doctoral Course in Communication and Marketing. USP, São Paulo
  • 2001: E-Business - Postgraduate Course. FGV, São Paulo
  • 1997-1998. Managerial Course. Trend Educational Technology, Rio de Janeiro
  • 1993-1997. Doctoral Course in Computing Engineering. COPPE-UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro
  • 1984-1987. Master Course in Civil Engineering. PUC, Rio de Janeiro
  • 1979-1983. Bachelor´s degree in Civil Engineering. UFMT, Cuiabá

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