Henrique Cezar, associate professor of Business & Economics, has worked at JSC since 2005.
Born and raised in Brazil, Henrique moved to the United States in 1995 to complete his studies. “Growing up in an economy with high unemployment levels and inflation of 80 percent a month, I had to learn how important macroeconomic factors are in keeping an economy stable,” he explains.
During the Internet Boom of the 1990s, Henrique worked as a stock trader. He was a certified trader from NYSE and NASDAQ. This working experience has contributed to his teaching skills, especially to his finance and accounting classes. Henrique has also worked as a financial consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers, where he assisted new business ventures.
Henrique decided to stop working in private industry and dedicate himself to education because he enjoys teaching and sharing his experiences.
“Teaching is not only something pleasurable to me, but it is also a way to share with my students that anyone in this country can achieve their goals,” he says. “I’m living proof of that.”
Henrique speaks four languages, and he has lived and worked in three different countries and visited more than 30 countries on four continents. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, hiking, cooking and traveling.