Wesley Mendes da Silva
Wesley Mendes da Silva, one of the founders of the Brazilian Financing Society, obtained his habilitation in Finance in 2015, and is a doctor of Administration (Financing line ), both from FEA/USP. He is a Research Affiliate at the University of Illinois Center for Economic and Financial Education (since 2015), and at the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science/University of California at Irvine (since 2016). He was a Visiting Professor of Corporate Finance at the Marriott School of Management/Brigham Young University (2014-2015) in Utah/US, and is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas, in Austin (2017-2018). Wesley is a professor, researcher, and supervisor of Master's and doctorate degrees in Finance at FGV/EAESP. He has published papers and awards (in academic and business circles) in Brazil and abroad, focused on capital markets and corporate finance. He is a technical advisor of Agencies for Promotion and Support to Research, in Brazil and abroad, e.g. of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). He has contributed in the exercise of leadership roles in the Brazilian and international academic community, among them the leadership of issues of the Anpad Finance Division: Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Property Structure (2013), Financial Crises (2012), and Behavioral Finance (2015-2017), SEMEAd/FEA-USP; and of the IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing since 2015. He is the co-author of books, the Associate Editor and guest Referee of remarkable journals, such as: Emerging Markets Review, Encyclopedia with Semantic Computing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Happiness Studies, Scientometrics , Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy (Oxford), and Journal of Management and Governance. He has been the editor of Revista de Administração Contemporânea-RAC since May/2018. He also holds the title of Officer of the Non-Compensated Reserve of the Brazilian Army. His efforts and funding received for research are focused on Financial Innovations to Promote Society's Resilience, which includes: i) Corporate Governance, ii) Financial Decisions, iii) Behavioral Finance, iv) Social Networks in Finance. In the corporate environment, he has served as a Member of Administration Councils or as a Consultant in: Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Evaluation and Rating and Applied Innovation Research at different levels. He held the Coordination of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives (IBEF/SP) from 2013-2015, and is certified as an Independent Director. His production has enabled intellectual property instruments, as well as research results transferred and adopted by companies or the government. This repertoire has been reflected in the activities coordinated by Prof Wesley in a Research Group (within the framework of CNPq), whose focus has been the consolidation of the scientific knowledge field of Financial Innovations in Brazil. This effort has involved training of human resources, publication of articles and books at the international level.