Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, has announced that Professor Brito Cruz has been appointed Senior Vice President, Research Networks, effective immediately.
Brito Cruz will support Elsevier’s objectives to deliver insights and analytics to universities and funding bodies around the world that enable them to achieve their desired outcomes. Brito will engage with funders and university leaders to understand their priorities. He will work collaboratively and pragmatically to make tangible progress in addressing issues and opportunities identified.
Brito Cruz has a highly distinguished career in research as a scientist, a university leader, and a research funding agency leader. As a researcher he has degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Physics and worked at the University of Campinas, University of Rome, University Pierre et Marie Curie and AT&T Bell Laboratories. As a university leader, Brito’s career in administration culminated in him becoming Rector of the University of Campinas, which is consistently ranked among the top universities in Latin America. As a funder, Brito was, for 15 years, the Scientific Director at the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) where he worked to develop a broad network for international research collaboration with entities around the world. He also chaired the Governing Board of the Global Research Council, which comprises the heads of science and engineering funding agencies worldwide, promoting the sharing of data and best practices for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies.
A member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the AAAS, Brito is also a member of the Council of the United Nations University, the Shell Science Council, the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Panel of Judges for the Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize. He received the Ordre des Palmes Academiques de France, the Order of the Scientific Merit from the Federative Republic of Brazil, and the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Brito Cruz will be based in Oxford, UK.
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