Andre Degenszajn is the Executive Director of Instituto Ibirapitanga, a foundation created in 2017 by Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles. He was Secretary-General of GIFE, the Brazilian association of foundations, from 2013 to 2017. He has a Masters in International Relations from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) and was a professor of International Relations from 2007 to 2011. He was a founding member of Conectas Human Rights, where he currently serves at the board. He is also a board member of Oxfam Brasil.