Anamaria served as Ashoka Global Co-President from 2005 to December 2007. She joined Ashoka in 1996 to launch a joint venture between Ashoka and McKinsey & Company. She has worked on business social bridges, the Ashoka global business plan, and a global shared vision process. She launched the Instituto Arapyaú in Brazil in 2008 with leading business entrepreneur Guilherme Leal, of Natura Cosmetics. She launched a national movement “Movimento Brasil Sustentavel." She worked on the Brazilian Presidential Campaign in 2010 as advisor for Marina Silva and Guilherme Leal, President and Vice-President candidates respectively. Anamaria is a sociologist who graduated from a Master and Doctorate program in Sociology at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. She was born in Germany, and grew up and lives in Brazil.