Fernanda Braz joined our IBN team in February 2018. Within her role, as business development director, Fernanda is responsible for driving the company’s business combining sales and skills in managing relationships in order to create growth and new business opportunities.
Fernanda, originally from Brazil, enjoys being exposed to different cultures and structures and is therefor the perfect addition to our team. She speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English and holds a bachelors degree in linguistics and literature in post graduation qualification in business and management.
She also leads the sales team to develop ways to increase revenue, improve customer experience and build brand loyalty. Her role include building a business development department, developing cross-selling opportunities with existing customers, attending networking functions in South Africa and abroad and represent IBN on selected events, pursuing new business opportunities and advising prospect clients on Africa immigration, with a focus on the Portuguese speaking countries.
Prior to joining IBN, Fernanda founded a software translation company, which gave her the opportunity to explore other business opportunities around the world, she lived in the Netherlands, Australia, Chile and after several entrepreneur endeavours, she was hired by a pan-african law firm to work and live in Africa developing new business opportunities for the company in the oil and gas sector. Having experienced the world and pursued different careers across many industries, Fernanda has found IBN immigration to put her skills in practice.
To live a life balanced, Fernanda combines her dedication to work and passion for wine with daily yoga practice, healthy eating and living a sustainable lifestyle. On weekends she volunteers to beach clean-ups and recycling of plastic materials.