Candido Grzybowski is a philosopher and sociologist. He serves as an Advisor to the Executive Staff of the Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analyses (IBASE), and was previously IBASE’s Director-General (2000–2014) and a member of its collegiate body (2014–2017). He was an active member of the organizing committee of the World Social Forum (WSF) and its International Council. Earlier, Grzybowski was Professor of Sociology of Development at the Fundacão Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro (1979–1991). He holds a PhD from the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) and did post-doctoral research at University College London.