Adriana Machado is Brazilian and is currently a resident in Miami - FL. She is a partner at Granito Group, a LinkedIn Influencer, a member of the board of America Solidaria US, and of the United Nations Association USA-Miami Chapter, as well as co-founder of the Berlin Future Forum Verien.
In December 2011 Adriana became the first woman President & CEO of GE in Brazil. From August 2013 to July 2015 she acted as Vice President for Government Affairs & Policy for GE in all Latin America.
Adriana started her career as a research assistant working on projects from the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Institute of Political Studies (IDESP), and Ford Foundation. She worked as a UNDP Consultant at Brazil's Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic, and as a Political Advisor at the United States of America Embassy in Brasília. From 2001 to 2007 she worked for the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil in São Paulo (Amcham), where she occupied several positions, the last one being Strategic Affairs Director. From 2007 to 2009 she acted as Government Relations Director for Intel in Brasil, and in July 2009 she joined GE as Government Affairs Director for Brazil.
One of the founding members of “Midas", a Brazilian group of women with focus in government affairs, she also informally collaborated with "Mujeres Del Pacifico”, created to promote women entrepreneurship & innovation in Latin America, was a very active member of the GE Women Network, and a champion of GLBTA. Passionate about promoting innovation, from 2012 to 2015 she served as a leader at Brazil's National Confederation of Industry’s (CNI) Business Mobilization for Innovation (MEI).
Some of the awards received include: 2013 LIDE’s “Entrepreneur Woman of the Year”, and 2014 Brazilian Air Force’s “Ordem do Mérito Aeronáutico”. She has been featured in several rankings such as 2013 Forbes' Magazine 4th Most Powerful Woman in Brazil, 2015 Latin Trade’s Top 50 Businesswomen in Latin America, 2016 6th most influencing Brazilian LinkedIn Influencer, and 2014 Exame Magazine's 64th Most Respected Brazilian Leader. Adriana is married, has two children, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Brasília (UNB).