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Samir Hamra

Advisor São Paulo Area, Brazil, BR

Previously Consultant, ANDE - Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Brazil Chapter. Previously Consultant, CAUSE Brasil.

Previously Consultant, ANDE - Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Brazil Chapter. Previously Consultant, CAUSE Brasil.

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Involved In


Consultant ANDE - Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Brazil Chapter September 2015 - November 2015
Consultant CAUSE Brasil August 2015 - September 2015
Research Fellow Socialab - June 2014 - August 2014
Unidade de Atendimento Apex-Brasil Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo - FIESP September 2009 - July 2013
Inward Investment Assistant UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) January 2008 - June 2009


Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs Development Practice 2013 - 2015
Blekinge Institute of Technology Sustainability 2010 - 2010
Universidade de São Paulo International Relations 2004 - 2008

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Social Entrepreneurship
  • • Strategy
Markets of Interest
  • • Green
  • • Social Impact
  • • Education
  • • Media
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Entrepreneurship • Spanish • International relations • International trade • English

Key Accomplishments

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Liz Moyer
We worked together  •  Previously Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, TimeRepublik SA.
Samir is a hardworking, innovative individual who has worked for several years with social entrepreneurs to bridge the wisdom of the private ... sector with the humanitarian focus of international development work. I have worked with Samir on two projects at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and at one nonprofit organization called Socialab that incubates start up enterprises as a strategy to reduce poverty in the Latin American region.
Maria Vallès Beneit
They're my school  •  Account Executive, Direct Energy B2B Campaign. Previously Project Associate, Enterprise Solutions to Poverty.
Samir is one of the most intelligent people I know. However, what's most impressive about him in my opinion is his work ethic, reliability a ... nd drive to make an impact.
Tammy Lewin
They're my school  •  Co Founder, Terranga. Previously Kiva Zip Fellow,
Samir is very driven and thoughtful and wants to make an impact in the world. He will do something great, no matter what it is
Gustavo Gabriel
They're my friends  •  Owner, Tag Soluções Web. Previously Marketing, A W Faber Castell.
He thoughts was always focus in how he can make a things better.
Matthew Smith
We worked together  •  Director of Operations, MASS Design Group. Previously Operations Manager, MASS Design Group.
He's remarkably analytical and can see an issue from many issues versus a solely myopic perspective that many entrepreneurs fall into.
Marcus Vinicius Ahmar
They're my school  •  Student, Columbia University in the City of New York. Previously Consultant, TechnoServe.
Samir is very passionate about projects in which he believes. He is very dedicated and not afraid to take risks when he thinks he is in the ... right path in terms of projects, ideas, or doing good for the world. I believe that the multisectoral approaches that we learnt at our Master's Degree at Columbia University will greatly contribute to any project he is attempting to develop as well as give Samir a solid background to work in future projects.
Bukekile Dube
They're my school  •  Previously Graduate Student Intern & Student Group Chair, Columbia University in the City of New York.
I've worked with Samir on a school project at Columbia University. He's very analytical, quick on feet and has sound judgement. His impeccab ... le ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds is endearing,
Patricio Javier Guzmán Toro
We worked together  •  Nuevos Negocios Europa, Socialab - Previously Director Comercial Socialab Colombia, Socialab -
Because he has a lot of academic and field experience. Is a great person to work with and is very enthusiastic
Matias Rojas
We worked together  •  Chief Operations Officer, Socialab - and CIO y Co-Fundador, Juusto.
Samir has been extremely helpful ragarding the knowledge he has given to Socialab. His potential entrepreneurial capacities are huge.
Cassia Moraes
They're my school  •  Sustainable Development Officer, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation.
Samir is a very talented person, always keen in analyzing things from different perspectives, developing innovative solutions for pressing p ... roblems. He is not afraid of expressing his opinions, both to peers and high-level contacts, always in a kind and inclusive way. He does not look for the "easy way" to do something, but rather for innovative solutions, willing to take calculated risks in order to succeed where others have failed.
Carlos Castellanos
We worked together  •  Co Founder, Cultivando Futuro.
We worked together at Socialab Colombia and we were very impressed by how Samir mapped all the Social innovation ecosystem very precisely wh ... ile connecting entrepreneurs from the projects to local and international peers and projects.
Diana Guzman
They're my school
Samir is a very creative and energetic individual. He is capable of filling a room with energy and of inspiring his team to work hard. I had ... the opportunity to work with Samir in a entrepreneurship project at Columbia University where he was essential to keep the team engaged to complete a thorough business plan and presentation.
Sabrina Natasha Premji
They're my school  •  Co-Founder & CEO (Chief Exploration Officer), Kidogo. Previously Education Intern, Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Samir has a knack for thoughtfully and competently making everything he touches better. He is both results and process-driven, and works wel ... l with others. He is not afraid to voice his opinion and he does so, in a logical, well-mannered way.
Laura Gurgel
They're my school  •  Networker, Clube de Negócios - Coworking e Networking. Previously Analista de Relacionamento, Anjos do Brasil.
He is smart, resourceful and an amazing professional
Elaine Kubik (@elainekubik)
They're my school  •  Public Partnerships Intern, UNICEF and MPA-Development Practice Candidate, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Samir is an intelligent and driven individual that knows how to work in agile teams in an effective way. He is able to examine the situation ... from all perspectives and apply his knowledge and past experience to develop successful solutions.
Lina Arango
We worked together  •  Directora Proyecto Doxa, Socialab - and Monitora Innovación Social MDP, Universidad de los Andes.
When Samir came to Socialab Colombia for his intership i saw his great passion for the entrepreneur wold, he manage to contact lost of peop ... le inside the social entrepreneurship ecosystem an gave us a detail diagnostic of the opportunities we have as a part of this ecosystem.
Vinicius Russo
We worked together  •  Founder and CEO, Núcleo Digital (Digital Core). Previously Leader at Initiative Núcleo Digital (Digital Core), Prefeitura de São Paulo.
I met Samir last year, but already noticed: he has a good radar for trends and a powerful network. Also he is a thorough researcher, what I ... observed to see him look into civic technologies initiatives like mine.

Maria Vallès Beneit
They're my school  •  Account Executive, Direct Energy B2B Campaign. Previously Project Associate, Enterprise Solutions to Poverty.
Maria is a resourceful problem-solver and a great networker with an amazing international experience. And she knows how to leverage her skil ... ls and resources to get projects off the ground.

Cassia Moraes
They're my school  •  Sustainable Development Officer, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation.
Cassia is an enthusiast of entrepreneurial solutions to massive complex problems. Her multidisciplinary academic and professional background ... have proved very useful in the two projects we worked on together. She is very driven and at the same time flexible to adapt to changing circumstances while aiming for the best possible impact. I've seen her successfully pitch her ideas to audiences as diverse as youth leaders, business people and high-level government officials.