Samuel Lemos was born in Brazil in 1980. He studied engineering for four years, but ended up graduating as Bachelor of Laws in 2009.
His professional career was always connected to public policy development and government relations, first as a project management assistant in 2004 at the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil, and then in an international cooperation project with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In 2008 he was invited to join the procurement unit of UNDP to attend the South-South Cooperation Projects led by UNDP and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency. He left UNDP thanks to a scholarship offered by Fundación Carolina to join IELPO in 2010.
After obtaining the Master’s Degree at UB in 2011, he was counselor for Economic Law and International Policy at the House of Representatives of Brazil in 2012. After that he joined the National Confederation of Industry of Brazil (CNI) as counselor for Industrial Policy and Intellectual Property Rights.
At the end of 2014 he was invited to be part of the Governmental Relations Coordination for the joint project between the Brazilian National Service of Industrial Training (SENAI) and WorldSkills International for the accomplishment of WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 - the world's biggest event of advocacy on technical and vocational education and training (TVET). For the first time in Latin America, it brought together more than 1.200 competitors in 53 skills, nearly a 1.000 governmental and industrial leaders to discuss and promote TVET, and also attracted 259.000 visitors from all around the globe.
He is taking back his position at the Industrial Policy Coordination at CNI after Worldskills Sao Paulo 2015.
(Last updated: October 2015)