Ricardo Berckemeyer and Timothy Grace Visit Brazil
In August, Ricardo Berckemeyer, President and Chief Operating Officer of Laureate Education, and Timothy Grace, Chief Human Resources Officer of Laureate Education, visited Brazil. Ricardo Berckemeyer toured the facilities of the new São José dos Campos campus of Anhembi Morumbi University (UAM), also participating with Timothy Grace in a special ceremony in memory of Bill Dennis, Laureate Education CEO of Latin America Operations between 2001-2013, who recently passed.
Together with José Roberto Marmo Loureiro, Laureate Brazil CEO, Marcelo Cardoso, Vice President of Operations, Mauro Amaral, Vice President of Digital Education, Rosa Moraes, Communications Director, Paolo Tommasini, UAM Rector, and UAM CEO Eduardo Mendonça, Berckemeyer was greeted by a team of professionals from UAM as they highlighted the new campus’ infrastructure and the innovative educational technology available to undergraduate students in the laboratories and the clinical simulation center.
Berckemeyer and Grace also participated in the inaugural ceremony of the library at the UAM Mooca Campus. The library was dedicated to the memory of Bill Dennis, global education executive and entrepreneur, CEO of Latin America Operation at Laureate Education from 2001 to 2013, and Vice President of the Board of Directors of Laureate Education from 2013 to 2015. Ricardo Berckemeyer, Eduardo Mendonça and José Roberto Marmo Loureiro delivered emotional speeches about their personal and professional experiences with Bill Dennis, and the event concluded with the unveiling of plaques commemorating the life and legacy of Mr. Dennis.