Jairo Kerr Azevedo

Jairo is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years’ experience in the ophthalmic devices industry and managerial experience across various disciplines.


Jairo was a co-founder and CEO of Opto Global, an Adelaide based global distributor of ophthalmic devices company that was sold in 2010 to Optos plc, a UK listed public company. At Opto Global, Jairo experienced many of the challenges that technology start-ups face during different stages of growth.


After the acquisition of Opto Global, Jairo joined the executive team at Optos, leading the global field services organisation and the Australian operations as well as becoming a member of the Operating Board.


Brazilian born, Jairo made the transition to Australia in 2002 to manage the technical services department of Ellex Medical, an Adelaide based ASX listed manufacturer of ophthalmic lasers.


Jairo graduated from the University of Sao Paulo in Electronics Engineering, gained an MBA from the University of Adelaide and completed a Directors course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Jairo’s hobbies are playing music, travelling, reading and having a great time with his young family. He is looking forward to sharing his experiences and helping young entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.