Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Thais Blumenthal de Moraes

Global Business Development, Connected Citizens Program


Brazilian born and Arizona raised, and having lived in 4 countries and over 13 cities, Thais is a global citizen by nature.

She holds a dual degree in Marketing and International Business from George Washington University, and an international affairs specialization from Sciences Politiques. Her research on legal bottlenecks for infrastructure development was published by the Institute for Brazilian Issues in 2011. Most recently, Thais was head of strategic partnerships for Google for the Education Latin America team, helping public governments across the Region adopt technology and bring quality education to students all ages. After almost 5 years at Google, Thais joins Waze to lead the Connected Citizens Program, bringing to the team an entrepreneurial spirit and vast public-private partnership experience.