SIM Alumni

Patrick Dufour

Consultant & Advisory, BayernLB

Patrick was born in Brazil but also inherited Swiss nationality from his father. He studied in the Swiss School in São Paulo, where he learned French, German and English. After school, he went to Mackenzie University where he studied foreign trade and took a post-graduation course in business administration at ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing). After more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, working for international banks, Patrick recently embarked on a new challenge. He became an entrepreneur in the food sector. Patrick is married and has 2 daughters who are his inspiration for every day. He has developed a passion for outdoor activities, such as trekking long trails or simply enjoying a good moment with friends around a barbeque! Patrick also has always been passionate about human relations but he never knew how to give room for these passions in his professional environment. This was when he found the Amani Institute, which he hopes will help pave the way to social impact and a legacy that his daughters can be proud of.