Anamaria Schindler" co-President of Ashoka, has accumulated a wealth of experience working in the social sector in Latin America, particularly in the area of human rights. She has been an AVINA partner in Brazil since 2002 and was instrumental in building the Capoava Alliance among AVINA, Ashoka, Ethos and GIFE. Born in Germany, Anamaria was brought up and lives in Brazil, and she holds Brazilian citizenship. Anamaria is married and has one son and one daughter.
"At Ashoka, Anamaria supervises the Business-Social Bridge Programs as well as the Business-Social Bridge Practice Group. Prior to assuming her current role as co-President in 2006, she was Ashoka's International Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships.
"Anamaria has a master's degree in sociology and a doctorate from the University of Sao Paulo. Over the course of a decade, she worked as a researcher and research coordinator in the area of human rights and violence in various public and private study centers in Brazil, including the Studies on Violence Group (Núcleo de Estudios de la Violencia) at the University of Sao Paolo. In 1996, Anamaria formed part of the Ashoka Brazil team which developed and launched the Training Center for Social Entrepreneurs (Centro de Competencia para Emprendedores Sociales) in alliance with McKinsey & Co., a model which Ashoka has since replicated internationally." 
- Director, Conectas Human Rights