Patricia Ellen da Silva

Economic Development, Science, Technology And Labour Of The State Of São Paulo, Brazil

Patricia Ellen is currently the Secretary of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Labor of the State of São Paulo.

Patricia has been a Young Global Leader since 2016 of the World Economic Forum in recognition of her achievements on digital innovation, education and economic development in Government.

She also lectures Leadership and Digital Innovation at the Master of Public Management Program of the Center for Public Leadership (CLP); she holds both an MPA (Harvard Kennedy School) and an MBA (Insead).

Patricia was the CEO of Optum Brazil until 2018 and previously a partner at McKinsey & Company for nearly 18 years. Focused on Public Sector challenges, she led projects in Education, Health, Economic Development, with special focus on Digital Government Innovation. She is a co-founder of "Movimento Agora!", which seeks to modernize public policy provision and management by promoting social engagement, to build a more humane and sustainable country.

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