Carlos Tasso Eira De Aquino, Ph.D. is an accomplished senior executive and professor, with over 20 years of experience in leading companies and higher education organizations, and contributing to scholarship in different areas of knowledge. Along his career, Dr. Aquino accumulated achievements and recognition as Chief Academic Officer, Provost, Executive Director, Dean of Business, Dean of Accreditation, and Chair of Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, in institutions in the USA and abroad, with student and faculty bodies that encompassed a clear diversity of cultures.
Carlos has more than 10 years of experience in Diversity and Inclusion, with demonstrated leadership in creating overarching strategy and vision for different organizations. He consistently fostered the creation of more inclusive workplaces and learning environments, as well as developing skills and helping team members to succeed in diverse environments. After creating and leading the Center for Workplace Diversity Research (2014–2016), in which we engaged he more than 250 members, he started, in 2016, the Center of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion in Tampa Bay, FL to connect academic expertise with community needs and demands, fostering companies, and organizations to strategically work on Diversity and Inclusion initiatives focused on increasing internal stakeholders’ performance and external stakeholders’ satisfaction and loyalty.
Dr. Aquino is also a prolific scholar. Among his recent works are Diversity and Inclusion in the Global Workplace (2017), Effective and Creative Leadership in Diverse Workforces (2019), and Diversity and Inclusion in Latin American and Caribbean Workplaces (2020).