Vanda Scartezini is an Electronics Engineer. She is co-founder and partner at Polo Consultores, an IT consulting company established in 1985 in Brazil, as well as a partner at IT TREND Consulting, established in 2008. She is also the CEO and Chair of the Board at ALTIS, a Software & Service outsourcing company; Vice President at NEXTi, an NGO bringing together women in executive IT positions in Brazil; Chairman of the Board at FITEC, an ICT and energy innovation center; and a Member of the Board at Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado, an IC Research Institution.
From 2000 until March 2004 she was the Brazilian representative on the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee. She also served as GAC Vice Chair until March 2004.
Scartezini has previously served the Brazilian Government's Ministry of Industry & Commerce as National Secretary of Industrial Technology (1995 – 1996) and as National Secretary of Information Technology (1999 – 2003). Prior to this, she worked Sid Microeletrônica S/A from July 1986 until January 1995, in various managerial and executive positions. From 1977 to 1986, Vanda worked with Telebras Research and Development Center.
Vanda studied Electrical Engineering at Centro Universitário do Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia from 1966 until 1970.