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Flávio Junger de Oliveira - MA International Communications, 2013

Flávio Junger de Oliveira - MA International Communications, 2013

Flávio Junger de Oliveira - MA International Communications, 2013

Having being born in Brazil, Flávio has been splitting his time between Brazil, France, the UK and the Netherlands since 2000. After graduating in 2013, he has worked on intercultural inductions, training the CEO of Heineken EMEA about Brazilian culture before his transferral to Brazil. This is in addition to his involvement with the Geert Hofstede Consortium in promoting the Master in International Communication (MIC) internationally as their Ambassador, and his position in Media Relations and as the Regional Representative Brazil at the World Communication Forum (WCF). 

In July 2014, Flavio joined UBM, a leading global b2b trade exhibitions' organiser, as its Community Manager. In November 2015, he was promoted to Global PR & Media Relations Manager, overseeing corporate communications and strategic partnerships for a portfolio of 11 events held in 11 different countries. Flavio continues to be associated with the WCF as its Ambassador for Brazil and the Netherlands. Recently, Flavio joined the Executive Board of the World Communication Forum Association (Davos/Switzerland), which consider "Communication" as one of the key drivers for humanity's development.

Flávio came to our University in order to pursue a double Masters degree, combining his studies here with work completed at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He feels that his time spent with us helped shape his perspective on global jobs, a field he was naturally interested in considering his background, and which was consolidated after he graduated.

Whilst a student here, Flávio was one of the 55 students selected out of more than 3,000 applications to participate in the NRG Battle: World Edition, part of the World Gas Conference that took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2012. He looks upon this career highlight proudly, particularly due to the fact that many of the unsuccessful applications came from such world-renowned academic institutions such as Harvard, Cambridge, Stanford, MIT and Oxford.

Other career highlights for Flávio include his position in Media Relations at the World Communication Forum. “I have helped secure many partners for Brazil here, through generating an outreach of around 500,000 through the Brazilian direct media partners. Flavio built from scratch a network of partners for WCF in Brazil - which included top marcom media outlets, education institutions, PR associations and Governmental bodies.”

Flávio would particularly recommend our University to others, considering it a great place to develop PR and English language skills, particularly for those who, like him, come here from non-English speaking countries. He also highly recommends our libraries: “Leeds Beckett has amazing access to so much information – including one of the best libraries that I have seen in a University – and a huge advantage is the fact that it is 24/7! I would say that having a library open every day, and remains opened at any time of day, is truly remarkable.”

Flávio currently lives in Amsterdam, where he works as Global PR & Media Relations Manager, blogs about PR/Comms/Culture and provides consultancy on intercultural communications, stakeholder engagement and digital communications to companies around the world. Check Flavio PR-blog out at http://globalpublicrelations.blogspot.com/