Fernando H.F. Botelho
Fernando H. F. Botelho, selected an Ashoka Fellow, was an Associate Director at UBS Philanthropy Services in Zurich where he managed the Visionaris Award, a partnership between Ashoka and the bank in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Before going to UBS, Fernando worked for the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO, an agency of the United Nations in Geneva. At ITC, Fernando led the development of the first methodology for the integration of professionals with disabilities in the services export sector. Before joining ITC, Fernando was Director of Technology at a New York NGO where he led the development of eSightcareers.net, the first online community focused on the professional advancement of persons with disabilities. Fernando has been a speaker at events on technology, disability, and public policy in four continents in over 20 countries. He earned a B.A. in sociology from Cornell University and a master´s in international relations with an international trade concentration from Georgetown University.