Rob Parkinson



Social Business Learning Center, Artemisia
São Paulo, Brazil

Currently responsible for designing and implementing new programs in Artemisia’s Social Business Learning Center. Rob spent two years founding the Brazil Chapter of ANDE, an international network of organizations that support small and growing businesses in emerging markets. Previously he was coordinator of the ‘edge’ program, which mobilizes and educates university students around the world to get involved with the social business field.

Before moving to Brazil in 2008, Rob was International Director at AIESEC, a global organization for youth leadership development, where he was responsible for the growth of the Western Europe & North America region and for global strategy development. Originating from the UK, Rob has also lived in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Thailand, working in a variety of leadership roles with multicultural teams.

He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK, and his interests include travelling, international politics and economic development.