Dean of FGV Online – Distance Education Unit at Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
Former Associate Dean of the MBA program at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-EAESP), and Professor of the Production and Operations Management Department. Xanthopoylos has been involved with distance education since 1995, as an author, coordinator and lecturer. He is also responsible for developing, coordinating and conducting Executive corporate MBAs at firms such as Embraer, Braskem SA and Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção. His research focuses on how organizations leverage their operational knowledge in production, supply chain and quality management. Xanthopoylos holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from FGV-EAESP and completed his Bachelor and Post Graduate studies in Production Engineering at Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Xanthopoylos worked as a consultant for both the private and public sectors, conducting mainly knowledge management, quality and operations management and strategy projects in Brazil, Europe and Southern Asia. He teaches and represents FGV at the BVLA program (Building Ventures in Latin America), a joint
effort with Harvard Business School and four other Brazilian institutions.