Mr. Silveria Filho has been the CEO at FAEL since 2012, where he has grown the institution from a small distance learning college of approximately 10,000 students to Brazil’s leading distance learning institution with more than 35,000 students today.
Mr. Silveria Filho has been in the education and technology industry since 1999, when he founded EDUCON – Technology in Education Ltd. At EDUCON, he developed a distance learning teacher training project in partnership with State Universities, and its first distance learning program in 2000.
In 2001, Mr. Silveria Filho launched EDUCON’s first online Executive MBA with University of São Paulo with a network of classroom support centers in Brazil, which later became a model for the Brazilian distance learning market. As executive director (until 2007), EDUCON became Brazil’s largest distance education group, serving more than 100,000 students with presence in 1,000 cities. Subsequently, Mr. Silveria Filho was the Director of the Distance Education Center of Tuiuti (TEN – Tuiuti Education Network) in 2008, offering courses and seminars throughout Brazil via satellite. During this time, Mr. Silveria Filho participated in the development of the first Brazilian distance learning training course for teachers.