She began her career as a senior financial controller at 7-Eleven, where she developed her analytical and leadership skills as a junior manager. Rachel then served as a senior business controller at Novartis Pharmacy.
At Tiffany & Co., Rachel led the company’s entry into the Brazilian market and managed all financial aspects of Tiffany’s growth as the CFO for Brazil. After establishing Tiffany & Co. as a market leader in Brazil, Rachel was brought on to lead the expansion and growth of the Danish brand, Pandora. As CEO of Pandora Brazil, Rachel led the company’s growth from two points of sale to over 92 in a span of 8 ½ years.
As a black woman CEO, Rachel represents less than 1% of Brazil's CEOs and serves as an inspiration for many women and people of color across Latin America.
Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Centro Universitário FMU and earned her MBA at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). Rachel also completed coursework in Negotiation & Leadership through the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program and general management training at the University of Victoria in British Colombia, Canada.
Rachel is a member of the General Council of the Danish Consulate and Danish Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the President’s Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce, the Institute for Retail Development, the Brazilian Women's Group, and the Economic and Social Development Council.
Rachel is a proud mother to a beautiful young girl and a lovely boy and a mentor to countless women. Among her favorite activities are spending time with her young daughter and reading. She also dedicates her time to social impact, having volunteered for 8 years to needy families in many of Brazil’s most challenged regions and at the Society of the Vincentians. Rachel recently founded a non-profit organization, CAPACITA-ME, which empowers students and professionals from underserved communities in São Paulo.