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Prof. Marcelo Machado Fernandes (PhD)
(PhD, MSc, ASQ CMBB, CSSBB, Scrum Master)

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Prof. Dr. Marcelo Machado Fernandes is an expert in inspiring people to walk the journey of operational excellence! Passionate about the combination of Science and Art, Marcelo believes that simplicity and impact must go hand in hand, with education being the key to any sustainable improvement process.

Electrical engineer (UNIFEI) with master's degree (UNIFEI) and doctorate (UNESP) in Production Engineering and more than 20 years of experience in multinationals in the manufacturing and services sectors. Led / couched over 500 Lean Six Sigma projects in more than 50 countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. He trained more than 40,000 White, Yellow, Green, Black and Master Black Belts from more than 100 different nationalities.

He published several articles in conferences and journals, had several Lean Six Sigma projects awarded at Philips, Delphi Automotive Systems and Nielsen. He worked as a Black Belt at Philips Displays, Master Black Belt at Delphi Automotive Systems and as a Global Lean Six Sigma Consultant at Nielsen.

Marcelo developed Nielsen's global continuous improvement program in 2014, and in 2019 the results were recognized by the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) as the second best continuous improvement program in the world at OPEX Week in the USA.

Marcelo is the main author of the cover story of the respected Quality Progress Journal (ASQ) - Feb / 2019 edition co-authored with Prof. Jiju Antony (considered by Google Scholar as the author with the largest number of publications in Lean Six Sigma in the world).

Marcelo is a Minitab Certified Training Provider and an ASQ Certified Master Black Belt.