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Athlete Spotlight: Williames Souza

The Athlete Career Transition (ACT) spotlight shines on Williames Souza this week, celebrating the Brazilian’s progress in his career after sport.

A karate athlete, Williames partnered with ACT to make his transition away from professional sport. For the past year, he has been leveraging his expertise at global data centre and internet multinational, Equinix, where he is a Sales Support Associate.

Williames Souza

Williames Souza has dedicated over 16 years to the Brazilian National Karate Team. A seasoned competitor, he led the national rankings for eight consecutive years. He became South American Champion and won multiple Pan-American Games medals, among many other achievements.

Williames represented Brazil at the Pan-American Games in Lima 2019 and the South American Games in Cochabamba 2018, and made four World Championships appearances.

The star was recognised six times as the Best Athlete of Bahia – accolades underpinned by his remarkable record of 15 Brazilian Championship titles.

Athlete Career Transition Co-Director, Andy Moore said:

“Williames is a top competitor, an outstanding athlete and a true leader. He has a wealth of knowledge and performance experience and he’s been using those to good effect in his role at Equinix.”

“We wish Williames every success and look forward to hearing about his future accomplishments.”

Athlete Career Transition works alongside global organisations to successfully transition professional former athletes across all disciplines into the corporate domain.


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