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I have expertise and the experience in assisting expatriates in their immigration process and relocation to Brazil. Also worked as Office Manager professional with experience in providing administrative support to executives in top multi-national companies,  being the facilitator and coordinator to the management on day to day operations. Great level of multi-cultural awareness and adaptability. 

Work History

April 16present

Independent Mobility Consultant (freelancer) - SIRVA Inc; EMDOC; LARM BRAZIL.

Sorocaba Area

In outsourcing basis, I directly assisted and supported multinational expatriates and their families in their relocation to Sorocaba City – Sao Paulo – Brazil. In this role I was directly exposed to people coming from several different countries, such as China, Corea, Japan, India (TATA) Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, USA, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and others.
• Assistance to expatriates from several nationalities in their relocation to Brazil for working purposes, under supervision of Relocation Account Manager and HR department of each multinational company.
o Responsible home search, Lease agreement negotiation, Inspection of rented property, assistance for hiring of residential services and household staff Maintenance of residence, furniture and appliances purchase and other activities.
o School search and advising on registration;
• Assistance in immigration issues according to each company's corporative policies and government regulations.
o Visiting public offices with the expatriates in order to obtain local documentation such as Driver’s License, Labor registration, Visa registration, social security, and others.

Jan 2013Nov 2015

Office Manager to CEO - Sorocaba City - SP Brazil 

EJOT SISTEMAS DE FIXAÇÃO LTDA.
  • Assistance in Business Plan and Start-up activities in 2013.
    • Assisting CEO with Brazil office set up
    • Liaison between CEO and Law Office helping with Company constitution in Brazil, Bylaws drafts and helping with government registrations and subsequent yearly updates.
    • Gatekeeper to all internal and external communications
    • Accompanying CEO on Global and local business and personal travels/meetings
    • Intensive diary office management
    • Helping CEO in personal issues, such as opening personal bank accounts, issuing personal local documents, being his interpreter in daily activities, residential rental agreement negotiation, opening bank account, dealing with household and car repair and maintenance personnel supervision.
    • Assistance to the CEO for the company in Brazil, responsible for office management and coordinating personal issues.
    • Full access to Company’s bank account for payments, money exchange procedures, remittance abroad of values.
  • Support and coordination of company sales in Brazil and South America
    • Researching and communicating with potential VIP clients, helping with basic technical information about the products, taxes, contracts, delivery procedure, accountant documents, etc.
    • Responsible for events organization such as fairs, exhibitions and presentations to clients.
    • Helping visitors from abroad - Full assistance to technicians coming from Germany – booking hotel accommodations, transportation, being their interpreter in all events.
  • Management of Logistics, Accountants, Customs Brokers and Lawyers
    • Complex and Intensive diary management of customs brokers, accountants and lawyers, supplying them with all necessary documents, such as invoices, tax payment bills, contract drafts, and others.
    • Filing corporate documents
Jan 2000Dec 2012

Inbound Relocation /Immigration Consultant      Sorocaba City - SP - Brazil

EMDOC Documentos Especializados; LARM Brazil Ltda.; SIRVA , and others
  • In outsourcing basis, I directly assisted and supported multinational expatriates and their families in their relocation to Sorocaba – Sao Paulo – Brazil.  In this role I was directly exposed to people coming from the most different countries, such as China, Corea, Japan, India (TATA) Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, USA, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and others.

  • Assistance to expatriates from several nationalities in their relocation to Brazil for working purposes, under supervision of Relocation Account Manager and HR department of each multinational company.
    • Responsible for home search, Lease agreement negotiations, Inspection of rented property, assistance for hiring of residential services and household staff Maintenance of residence, furniture and appliances purchase and other activities.
    • School search and advising on registration;
  • Responsible for executing all immigration steps according to each company's corporative policies and government regulations.
    • All types of visas, extensions, naturalization, registrations according to Brazilian Legislation.
    • Naturalization Attendance of all expatriates in their document issues, such as Visas, Immigration, Notaries, Driver’s License, Labor documentation, etc.
    • Visiting public offices with the expatriates in order to obtain local documentation such as Driver’s License, Labor registration, Visa registration, social security, and others.
Feb 1991Sep 1999

Executive Assistant to GM Founder           Sao Paulo City - Brazil.

Poli Consult S.C. Ltda 
  • Assistance to the GM on both a personal and business levels.
    • Bills processing and payments
    • Providing corporate documents to Accountability and lawyers
    • Rental contract negotiation and drafts
  • Providing daily office management.
    • Supervising office material supply
    • Supervising appliances and machinery repair, maintenance and cleaning
  • Assisting with preparation of events and meetings, project presentation sessions and conferences
Dec 1985Dec 1990

Free Translator of Tecnhical Documents

Du Pont do Brasil SA
  • Free Translation (English to Portuguese) of engeneering documents, machinery operating instructions and office documents.
Feb 1984Mar 1985

Junior Lawyer

Stroeter Trench & Veirano Advogados - Sao Paulo City - Brazil

- Paralegal Support in particular trademarks, patents and industrial designs.
- Assisting with review of priority documents and cross checking of data against official patent and design databases
- Draft Deeds of Assignment
- Draft Powers of Attorney
- Support the allocated lawyers and Senior Paralegals in general matter administration including file organisation, monitoring of deadlines, drafting of letters, assistance with client administration and liaison with other teams such as translation or corporate services.

july 1981Dec 1983

Legal Translator Assistant

Araujo & Policastro Advogados - Sao Paulo City - Brazil

- Assisting translation of corporate & legal documents English/Portuguese
- Providing language consultation and helping Partners and/or Associates in writing documents.

Education

Mar 1979Dec 1984

Graduation in Law

Universidade de Sao Paulo
  • In outsourcing basis, I directly assisted and supported multinational expatriates and their families in their relocation to Sorocaba – Sao Paulo – Brazil.  In this role I was directly exposed to people coming from the most different countries, such as China, Corea, Japan, India (TATA) Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, USA, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and others.

  • Assistance to expatriates from several nationalities in their relocation to Brazil for working purposes, under supervision of Relocation Account Manager and HR department of each multinational company.
    • Responsible for home search, Lease agreement negotiations, Inspection of rented property, assistance for hiring of residential services and household staff Maintenance of residence, furniture and appliances purchase and other activities.
    • School search and advising on registration;
  • Responsible for executing all immigration steps according to each company's corporative policies and government regulations.
    • All types of visas, extensions, naturalization, registrations according to Brazilian Legislation.
    • Naturalization Attendance of all expatriates in their document issues, such as Visas, Immigration, Notaries, Driver’s License, Labor documentation, etc.
    • Visiting public offices with the expatriates in order to obtain local documentation such as Driver’s License, Labor registration, Visa registration, social security, and others.
Aug 1981Jun 1982

Law School

Santa Clara University - California - USA

Business Law e Consumer Law – Comparative study of Brazilian and American Law

Additional Information

  • Lived one year at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
  • Volunteer work in Dorina Nowill Foundation for the Blind People - Revising the publisher of books in Braille (2004 -2006)
  • Leadership Development - National Institute of Human Excellence (2013)
  • Negotiation and Sales - National Institute of Human Excellence (2013)

Languages

Native Portuguese speaker

Fluent English

Cambridge Certificate of English - Cultura Inglesa/SP

English for Legal Purposes - Uniao Cultural/SP

Translation and Subtitling - Alumni Association/SP 

Intermediary Italian

Intermediary Spanish

Computer Skills

MS Office

Word and Outlook - Advanced

Excel and Power Point- Basic

Skills

  • Admin Coordination
  • Expatriate Assistance
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Top Management Exposure
  • Office Management
  • Law