Impact Economy Foundation Board

Josť Roberto Marinho

Board member


José Roberto Marinho (1955, Brazil) is the Vice-president of Globo Group, Latin America's largest communication group, and president of the Roberto Marinho Foundation, a Brazilian non-profit organization which promotes the right to education and works to preserve the environment and cultural heritage of Brazil. 

He also chairs Globo Group’s Social Responsibility Committee.

He started his professional career in 1972, as a reporter for the O Globo newspaper in Brazil. An award-winning journalist, he took several positions in the newspaper until 1984, when he joined the Globo Radio System [Sistema Globo de Rádio]. It was in this capacity that he launched CBN in 1991, the country's first 24 hours news radio. 

In 1992, he founded Acqua Institute, a non-governmental organization that focuses on the preservation of water resources.

He is a member of several boards, including the Governance Committee of Juntos pelo Desenvolvimento Sustentável-Comunitas, the Advisory Board of WWF-Brazil, the Board of Ethos Institute of Enterprises and Social Responsibility, the Board of Curators of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra Foundation, among others. In 2006, he took part in the founding of the All for Education movement, of which he is a member of the Governance Board.

He graduated in History from the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and in Geography from the Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ).