Isabella de Almeida
Isabella is an Account Manager with Além International in Dubai, developing business in the region and managing various projects and events.
Prior to relocating to Dubai, Isabella was engaged in her native Brazil with the world’s two largest sporting events. Working with Além’s partner company in the operation of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays Isabella was a key member of the Torchbearer Operations team, responsible for various activities in connection with the 12,000 people selected by the Relay stakeholders to carry the Olympic flame as torchbearers. This included; the development and implementation of processes and the system for the registration of the torchbearers as well as related reporting and database management, the implementation of a communications program to ensure effective on going communication with the torchbearers, negotiation of and accommodation of stakeholder requests and finally the on-road day to day operations for briefing, transport and uniforming of torchbearers.
Prior to the Olympic Games Isabella’s previous experiences included working extensively with corporate hospitality, predominantly at Brazil’s football stadiums which culminated in a role as part of the hospitality team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup working in guests services management at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. This is also where she discovered her passion for sporting events and for creating memorable experiences for event participants.
Isabella holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and has also worked with corporate communications and press relations in the past.