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Mauro Goncalves Filho

Strategy Director Projetc Loon at X – GOOGLE


Mauro is a head of strategy and operations within X (formerly Google[x]). In this role since 2013, he shapes business models and roll-out strategies to help Project Loon bring the internet to billions of new users. Previously, Mauro held operations and finance positions covering Google advertising business in EMEA as well as new advertising products and solutions globally. Prior to joining Google in 2009, Mauro was a marketer with mobile operators Vivo and Telemig Celular, and a consultant with Gradus Management Consultants in Brazil. Mauro has a MSc from London Business School as a Sloan Fellow and a Chevening Scholar in 2008, with overall Distinction. He earned his Industrial Engineer degree in 1999 from Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, and his MBA in 2005 from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing.