Dr. Cleinaldo Costa graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), has a doctorate in Medicine (Clinical Surgery) from the Medical School of the University of São Paulo (FMUSP) and is currently dean of the State University of Amazonas (UEA).

In 2020, UEA launched the Rainforest Social Business School (RSBS/UEA), the first Business School of the Amazon Forest in Brazil, with the purpose of boosting the economic development of Amazonas, through the implementation of sustainable businesses that are able to take advantage of the competitive differentials existing in the Amazon biome.