Shima was born in São Paulo, Brazil. A mechanical engineer for 10 years, he led teams in France, Spain before leaving his career to start a small consultancy business, which 12 years later became the 6th largest group of private universities in Brazil.
His next project educ-acao.com took him around the world visiting innovative schools such as Yip, the Green School in Bali and led him to the SI. He holds a PGD in Cooperative Games (Centro UniversitÃ¡rio Monte serrat â“ santos) and another in Sustainable Development (Stellenbosch) and is a currently MPhil candidate (S.I). With his passion for sustainable development, education, food and people, Shima also loves to play djembe, didgeridoo, and enjoys being among people that follow their dreams.