Fernando Jablonski is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he graduated in 2006 after five years at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro Law School. The oil company Esso accepted him for a one-year internship where he worked alongside a senior lawyer in the corporate and international division. After graduation, Fernando worked for a Brazilian legal firm with offices in Rio and Lisbon, again in the corporate and international law division.
Recently, Fernando has worked on a contractual basis for an American business intelligence firm with offices in New York, London, Singapore and Johannesburg, assisting with the legal component of due diligence projects in Brazil. This has included travel to Brazil for in-country research. Fernando's ultimate goal is to work as an international lawyer, using his language skills and the knowledge obtained while pursuing the IELPO program.
As a Brazilian, Fernando's native language is Portuguese, but he is also fluent in English and Spanish. Fernando travelled to Canada at an early age to spend time with family and to learn English. After graduation, he attended a three-month Spanish course in Barcelona, picking up the language relatively easily. Fernando decided Barcelona would be an excellent place to continue his studies, and for that reason he applied for the IELPO course.