Shima was born in São Paulo, Brazil. A mechanical engineer for 10 years, he led teams in France and Spain before leaving his career to start a small consultancy business, which 12 years later became the 6th largest group of private universities in Brazil.
His next project educ-acao.com took him around the world visiting innovative schools such as Yip, the Green School in Bali and led him to the SI. This story is told in a book "Around the World in 14 Schools". Shima is a Mechanical Engineer (FEI), holds a PGD in Cooperative Games (Centro Universitario Monte Serrat) and a Masters in Sustainable Development (University of Stellenbosch). With his passion for sustainable development, education, food and people, Shima started a new venture connecting the Southern Hemisphere through deep learning journeys. Shima also loves to play djembe, didgeridoo and enjoys being among people that follow their dreams.