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Prof. Dr. Marcos Fava Neves

Marcos Fava Neves, born in Lins (SP), is a part-time professor at the Faculties of Administration of the University of São Paulo in Ribeirão Preto and the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo. Agronomist graduated from the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ / USP) in 1991, he completed his postgraduate (master’s, doctorate and free-teaching) career in business strategies and became a full professor at USP at the age of 40, having been Head of the Administration Department of USP in two administrations.

He completed his postgraduate degree in food marketing and agribusiness planning in France (1995 – in the IGIA) and in the Netherlands (1999 – University of Wageningen). Since 2006, he has been International Visiting Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and since 2013 at Purdue University, Indiana, where he taught all year round 2013.

He is specialized in strategic planning and management, having carried out more than 200 planning projects in Brazilian and world agribusiness. He worked or was a member of the Boards of the following organizations: Botucatu Citrus, Vallée, Lagoa da Serra (CRV); Renk Zanini, Inova, Embrapa, Meat Information Service, World Agribusiness Association, Cooperativa Coplana, Cooperativa Holambra, Ouro Fino, Canaoeste and Orplana (Cane Planters Organization). Helped to set up and is a shareholder of 3 companies, being 2 start-ups.


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He is the author and organizer of 67 books published in Brazil, Argentina, the United States, South Africa, Uruguay, England, Singapore, the Netherlands and China by 10 different publishers. He also wrote two cases for Harvard University (2009/2010) and Purdue University (2013).

He has published over 200 articles indexed in international and national scientific journals, having received 4,000 citations according to Google Scholar, one of the most cited Brazilian scientists worldwide.

He was a columnist for China Daily in Beijing and Folha de S. Paulo, as well as writing articles for O Estado de S. Paulo and Valor Econômico, among others, having more than 600 articles of joint analysis published in magazines and newspapers.

Participated in 335 Congresses in Brazil and abroad, having also organized more than 30 Congresses in Brazil and abroad.

In the formation of disciples and human talents, he guided 30 Theses, being 5 of Doctorate and 25 of Master and 133 Monographs. He helped, as a teacher, to train more than 1,200 business administrators, offering 127 undergraduate courses and 22 Master’s and PhD courses at USP.

In the evaluation of scientists, participated in 176 Banks, being 52 PhD and 124 Master in Brazil and abroad.

He held 1,080 lectures in 22 countries, being one of the most well-known and internationally respected Brazilians in agribusiness.

Advised list by Prof. Dr. Marcos Fava Neves



1 Ricardo Messias Rossi 2004
2 Paulo Eduardo Carlim 2004
3 Luciano Thomé e Castro 2004
4 Frederico Fonseca Lopes 2005
5 Matheus Alberto Consoli 2005
6 Marco Antonio Conejero 2006
7 Vinicius Gustavo Trombin 2007
8 Everton Molina Campos 2007
9 Helio Afonso Braga de Paiva 2008
10 Maria Gabriela de Oliveira Tonini 2008
11 José Carlos de Lima Junior 2008
12 Rafael Oliveira do Amaral 2009
13 Leandro Angotti Guissoni 2009
14 Marina Darahem Mafud 2010
15 Carla Cristina Martoni Pereira Gomes 2010
16 Rodrigo Alvim Afonso 2010
17 Mairun Junqueira Alves Pinto 2011
18 José Guilherme Ambrosio Nogueira 2011
19 Bryan Manuel Julca Briceno 2011
20 Julio Kyosen Nakatani 2013
21 Tássia Gerbasi 2014
22 Rafael Bordonal Kalaki 2014
23 Jéssica Paezani Sanches 2014
24 Eduardo Sandrini Simprini 2014
25 Flavio Runkhe Valério 2015
26 Larissa Mayer Munhos 2019


1 Luciano Thome e Castro 2008
2 Leandro Angotti Guissoni 2011
3 Marco Antonio Conejero 2011
4 Maria Stella B. M. Saab 2011
5 Rafael Bordonal Kalaki 2018
6 Julio Kyosen Nakatani 2019
7 Lourival do Carmo Mônaco Neto 2019
8 Ana Luísa Mascarin 2019

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