Paulo Nzambi

Joining the Village Theater Company board is a natural fit for Paulo Nzambi. After all, he’s a former trial attorney—and an experienced nonprofit leader and performing artist.

Paulo serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the National Center for Arts & Technology in Pittsburgh’s Manchester neighborhood. This organization works with civic leaders to open and sustain centers that provide visual arts programs for youth in the U.S and internationally, and offers career training for adults in the U.S. and internationally.

He joined the nonprofit Manchester Bidwell Corp. in 2009 as vice president of administration and also has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for the day-to-day operations of Manchester Bidwell and its affiliates, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Youth & Arts, MCG Jazz and the Bidwell Training Center.

Not only is Paulo’s career absorbed in making sure the arts and education happen, he is immersed in the arts as a practitioner. A playwright and published poet, this native of Angola has stepped onto stage as an actor. With an academic background including a political science undergraduate degree from Penn State University and a law degree from Duquesne University, Paulo is also a real estate entrepreneur and a triathlete. He lives in Ross Township with his wife, Dr. Akuvi Kloutse, and their two small children.