Vagner Andrade joined the Rotary Club of Sammamish in February 2017. He is from Sao Paulo (Brazil) and moved to Pacific Northwest in 2014 along with his wife Samantha and 3 kids (Sophia, 14, Laila, 8 and Luca 4). Since day 1 they fall in love with this area for so many reasons mainly due to amazing landscape and kindness people they have met. Even though he is fairly new to the club, Rotary is well known for a long time as his father-in-law is a veteran Rotarian in Brazil.
Vagner’ s professional career has been built in Finance working in large multinational companies such as Sharp, Ericsson and currently Microsoft. He also taught Corporate Finance for 4 years in a Brazilian University.
Vagner holds a Master and Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Universidade de Sao Paulo. At the end of his college, he spent one year in Sweden as an exchange student in Stockholms Universitet.
One of his favorite quote from Mark Twain “ They did not know it was impossible, so they did it” is truly a good definition what Rotary means to him. He loves to be hands-on and is always willing to help. That’s why Service above self means a lot to him.
Vagner is sports enthusiast. He practices Triathlon and did one Ironman (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride, and a marathon 26.2 miles) few years ago. His primary passion is soccer but has already been hooked on football.