Karen Louise Mascarenhas

RCGI Director of Human Resources and Leadership

Phone: +55 11 2648 6225


Since 2016 is the Director of Human Resources and Leadership Management for the RCGI – Research Centre for Gas Innovation (www.usp.br/rcgi) located at the Polytechnic school of USP, funded by FAPESP (São Paulo State funding agency) and SHELL, object of the PhD study. Before, developed approximately 18 years of experience in companies as Unilever, Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Chase Manhattan Bank, Banco Itaú, Grupo VR, growing in the career from analyst to Human Resources director. Worked in Human Resources consulting for more than 15 years, focused on Coaching, Career Management, Leadership and Team Development, Mentoring Programs, Change Management and Organizational Culture among others. Adapted and delivered programs of Leadership based on Values for industrial company in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Brazil and United States. Adapted and delivered Organizational Culture Development program for a new pharmaceutical company operating in Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and for a global group in the United States. Taught classes and programs in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

PhD candidate from the Institute of Psychology of the University of São Paulo (USP), researching theme – Science, Technology and Innovation: the influence of Leadership in a complex structure of Triple Helix (University, Government, Private Company). Master in Social Psychology by Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP) in 2008, Undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of São Paulo (USP) in 1985, Post-graduation in Administration by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP) in 1992. Acts as executive assistant professor for the Administration Post Graduation Program at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP) since 2009 in subjects such as Leadership and Innovation, Managing People, Negotiation Skills and Communication Technics. Also acts as invited assistant professor at Fundação Dom Cabral since 2010.