Sheila Alves holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a specialization in strategic intelligence. Ms. Alves has more than fifteen years of experience in international business affairs in both the public and private sectors, most notably as a specialist in attracting investment and export promotion for the Brazilian government. Given her expertise in international business and innovation, Ms. Alves was invited by the British government to be its intellectual property attaché in Brazil. More recently, she managed the foreign direct investment unit at the Canadian consulate in São Paulo, promoting the internationalization of Brazilian companies to Canada. Ms. Alves joined HAYMAN-WOODWARD in 2017 to work with the business development team, working with clients on immigration, business internationalization and investment projects.