Franco Bria

Grants and Contracts Coordinator


Franco is a Grants and Contracts coordinator and member of the Operations Team. He will be in charge of issues related to financial monitoring and reporting and compliance of all grants and sub-grants received in Porto Alegre. He and his team will also look after operational procedures, banking and accounting issues. Franco also is going to help on Facilities and G&A controlling, as well as processing and stewardship of financial information.

Prior to WRI, Franco worked for 9 years for a management consultancy firm, where he was involved on several projects aiming to increase his clients’ operational and financial performance by implementing a managerial methodology. As an example, he leads projects to improve sales force efficiency, to reengineer a collection and recovery department and to improve pulp and paper factory operations. He also works on projects to reduce G&A cost in a public organization and to develop the strategic planning of a real estate company.

Franco holds a BA in Economics (UNC-Argentina and UNICAMP) and an Executive MBA (UFRGS). He is also working on his thesis to get an MSc in Administration (UFRGS).

Franco lives in Porto Alegre, arriving from Argentina when he was finishing university. He's married and has a beautiful golden retriever, Mafalda.

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