Global Freedom of Expression

Ricardo Gandour

Since 2006 Ricardo Gandour is the executive editor of Brazilian daily newspaper “O Estado de S.Paulo” and the Chief Content Officer of Estado Group, which includes print, digital and radio platforms. Gandour holds a Bachelor in Journalism (Cásper Líbero Foundation, Brazil) and Civil Engineering (São Paulo University, Brazil). He attended to professional programs in Publishing (Stanford University, USA), Business Administration (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil) and Avanced Management (Insead, France). After having worked as an engineer (1985-1987) and business consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (1987-1989), he started his career as a journalist at the daily “Folha de S.Paulo”, where he worked as a reporter, editor, senior-editor, and deputy director and founded PubliFolha, a publishing house. At Editora Globo, he managed the book division and the weekly magazine “Época”. From 2002 to 2006 he was the general director of “Diário de S.Paulo”, a metropolitan daily newspaper. Gandour also collaborated as a visitant professor of journalism at São Paulo University and Casper Líbero Foundation. He is currently the Editorial Committee Director of ANJ (Brazilian Association of Newspapers), member of the Latin American board of WAN-IFRA (World Association of News Publishers) and member of the advisory board of the NGO Instituto Palavra Aberta, which works to promotes freedom of expression in Brazil.