Narayan Silva grew up in Brazil but sees himself as a global citizen, having spent almost half of his life living and working in various countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is an experienced facilitator, a steward of the global Art of Hosting community, and holds a MSc. in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability in Sweden. With a BA in Industrial Design, he has a natural creative edge and applies visual facilitation and a “Design Thinking mindset” to all of his work.
By connecting “Agile work” tools to different methods that enable collaboration and self-awareness, he finds his unique approach to facilitate individual and collective change towards a thriving future for all. He has been a facilitator and entrepreneur for most of his professional life, which has given him unique insights across multiple cultures and sectors. He has created and led businesses in Brazil and Vietnam, supported non-profits in India and Austria, and his work in China has been focused on European multinationals with ambitious sustainability goals, Sino-European governmental partnerships and public institutions.
Narayan has been a collaborator of Constellations since 2014, and an Associated Partner since 2018.
In this frame, he has supported numerous multinational organizations in China with collaboration and innovation workshops, trainings or advisory in the past few years.
Capacity building and education for sustainability are also often involved in his work. His efforts in the field led him to be a TEDx speaker and UNESCO ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) Youth delegate in 2014 at their World Conference in Japan.
He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and is learning Chinese, Italian and German.