Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP Latin America & Caribbean

Pedro Pereira is a high-tech industry executive and entrepreneur obsessed with progress through technology. 20 years of digital transformation experience and 10 years in Dubai fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Member of SAP’s climate action and sustainability leadership team in South Europe, Middle East and Africa and also a global catalyst for innovation, responsible for enabling customers adoption of sustaintech cloud solutions to measure carbon emissions, optimize the performance of end-to-end operations with sustainable practices and innovate products for the circular economy and green energy.

Over the last 20 years he’s built a strong journey in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments starting operations from the ground up in the Middle East and Latin America, leading digital transformation initiatives from cloud sales, strategic business development, and communications as well as founding new ventures. Acts as a venture partner at SAP.iO advising intrapreneurial programs. Board member and non-executive director at helping 600 million skilled workers in regulated activities to monetize lifelong skills and competencies with verifiable reputation credentials. Chapter Ambassador at SingularityU Dubai managing a community of exponential thinkers. Co-chair at Dubai Capital Club’s Business Innovators Committee. Founder of @InnovationOClock, a social enterprise dedicated to sharing knowledge for developing countries to inspire an innovative mindset. Techstars all-star mentor since 2019.

Formerly Vice President at Corporater Middle East operations responsible for setting up the new operations in Dubai in 2011, and Market and Business Intelligence Manager at Marco Consulting serving consumer electronics brands in Latin America such as Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, Linksys and Singer. Born and graduated in Brazil with executive education in the United States from MIT Sloan, Singularity University, and University of La Verne.

Public speaker and subject matter expert in smart city, AI and blockchain conferences, host of the AI Camp at UAE Ministry of State for Artificial Intelligence, jury for MEED Gulf Capital SME Awards and Dubai 10X with Dubai Future Foundation, guest professor for IE Business School, SP Jain and Amity University.