Team

Learn more about the people behind DWIH São Paulo and the work that helps us achieve our mission.

Dr. Jochen Hellmann
Director

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Jochen Hellmann earned his doctorate in 1991 with a thesis in the field of translation studies. He was a DAAD Lector in Paris and Advisor for the EU Office of Hannover University. In 1993, he became advisor for the Mobility Program of Hamburg University, and, in 1993, Head of Department in DAAD’s main office, in Bonn. In 2001 he was appointed director of the International Relations Department, at Hamburg University.

He holds a series of honorary functions: His excellency in the field of internationalization of education and research is attested by several delivered talks and relevant publications.

For many years, Dr Hellmann was a part-time lecturer for the Master’s Program in Scientific Management of the DHV (Faculty of Management) at the Speyer University. From the beginning of 2009 until June 2019, he was Secretary General of the binational German-French University.

In July 2019 he returned to DAAD and will represent this institution as of 1st of December 2019 as President of DAAD’s External Office in Rio de Janeiro and Director of the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in São Paulo, legitimized by his lifelong affinity towards Latin America.


Marcio Weichert
Programme Manager
marcio.weichert@dwih-saopaulo.org

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Marcio Weichert studied Social Communication (Journalism) at the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) in Niterói (State of Rio de Janeiro). He worked as a journalist, e.g. for newspapers and a magazine publisher. He lived for seven years in Germany as editor for the international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. After coming back to Brazil, he did a specialization course in the field of Strategic Management at the Cândido Mendes University (UCAM) and has joined the DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service as Marketing Officer, in São Paulo, in 2006. In 2011, Marcio Weichert attended the Transfer Leadership Training at the University of Münster (WWU). Since May 2012, he has been the Programme Manager of the German Centre for Research and Innovation São Paulo (DWIH São Paulo).


Yrani Albisser
Finance and Administration
yrani.albisser@dwih-saopaulo.org

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Yrani Albisser has worked as coordination assistant at the German Centre for Research and Innovation since December 2015. In this position she is responsible for the financial and administrative area. She has previously worked as executive secretary for German companies.

She has studied translation at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and is a certified intercultural translator by the Federal Office for Migration and the Federal Commission on Migration.

Christian Lazar
Programme Officer
christian.lazar@dwih-saopaulo.org

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Christian Lazar is the Programme Officer at the German Centre for Research and Innovation in São Paulo (DWIH São Paulo). His responsibilities consist of event management and general office administration.

Prior to joining the DWIH, Christian worked in Press, Communications and Reports at the German Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, in copywriting as well as in the administration of a Public Relations agency and a publishing house in Berlin and also in Cultural Management in a public broadcasting company in Freiburg.

He holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Latin-American Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin and a B.A. in Philosophy and Portuguese from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg. During his studies he spent two semesters abroad in Brazil.

Pâmela de Oliveira
Public Relations and Marketing
pamela.deoliveira@dwih-saopaulo.org

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Pâmela de Oliveira is in charge of Public Relations and Marketing at the German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH São Paulo).

Before DWIH São Paulo, she worked in NGOs and as a translator.

She graduated from Universidade de São Paulo, taking part in two exchange programmes, at Universität Leipzing and Université Paris Nanterre.