Julia Marisa Sekula

Julia is coordinator of the Climate and Security Program at the Igarapé Institute and co-author of the book “Brasil: Paraiso Restaurável” (Sextante). The book defends a new narrative for Brazil, and places it at the heart of discussions of “new economics”, its potential protagonist role in the development of green economies and the fight against climate change. Julia is also the founder of FinanSOS, a financial advisory platform for small business owners affected by Covid-19. She will attend a joint-master’s degree (Master in Business Administration and Masters in Public Policy) at Stanford University.

Julia began her career in the Special Situations / Distressed Assets team at Morgan Stanley in London, where she worked on complex cases such as the analysis of oil fields in Iraq after assaults by the Islamic State (ISIS). Upon returning to Brazil, she was invited to work at G5 Partners, the country’s No. 1 investment boutique. At G5 Partners, Julia became a partner specializing in restructuring and judicial recovery processes, having worked on the judicial recoveries of Oi.S.A, Odebrecht Group, among others. Julia holds a degree in Politics and Economics from the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies), with a focus on conflict and economic development.

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