Pedro Fernandes da Costa
In his role, Pedro manages all aspects of strategic corporate relationships across the campus, dedicated to cultivating and building strategic partnerships in energy, chemicals and materials, consumer goods, retail, and hospitality industries. Before joining the Office of Corporate Relations, Pedro spent six years in a similar role in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. Pedro grew up working with his family business in wiring accessories and wiring management systems for Brazil's electrical and electronics industries. He also worked as an agronomist in agricultural operations and sales for several Brazilian agribusinesses early in his professional career. Pedro holds a B.S. in Agronomy from the University of the State of São Paulo (UNESP – Brazil), an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky, and an MBA from the University of Illinois.