Jamil Chade has been the European correspondent for the Brazilian daily O Estado de S. Paulo in Geneva since 2000. In 2011 and in 2013, he was elected as the best Brazilian foreign correspondent, a prize given by the media organization Comuniquese. In 2015, he was chosen as one of the 40 most influential journalists in Brazil.
His reporting on corruption in sports led to investigations and arrests of football officials in Spain and in Brazil. Chade brought to light hidden secrets of the World Cup, the Olympic Games and other mega-events in Brazil.
His work led him to be in TV programs broadcasted by networks such as CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, CCTV and many others.
Over the last ten years, Chade has published five books in Brazil and in the US. Two of them were finalists at the main book prize in Brazil, known as "Jabuti". In Switzerland, one of his books won the Nicolas Bouvier Award.
With a Master Degree at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Chade was also one of the researchers of the Truth Commission stablished by the government in Brazil to investigate the crimes committed during the military dictatorship.
Since 2000, Chade has completed missions to over 60 countries in all continents of the world. The missions include a trip with the secretary-general of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, to Liberia, Burkina Faso and other African countries in 2008. Chade has traveled with Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, as well as covering official presidential trips of four heads of state of Brazil around the world. (Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Dilma Rousseff and Michel Temer).