Speaker Biographies

Adriano Pires

Founding Partner and Director

Adriano Pires

PhD in Industrial Economics from Paris XIII University (1987) and a Master’s Degree in Energy Planning from COPPE / UFRJ (1983) and an Economist from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1980). He has been working in the area of energy for more than 30 years. His last experience in government was in the National Petroleum Agency (ANP), where he served as Advisor to the Director General, Superintendent of Import and Export of oil, its derivatives and natural gas and Superintendent of Supply.

Alexandre Travi

Infrastructure Engineer for VE

Alexandre Travi

Electrical engineer and Msc in Mechatronics, 10 years of experience in the electrical sector and 3 years in the automotive sector of electric vehicles, specialist in infrastructure of recharging with solar energy.

Anderson Borille

Teacher Doctor

Anderson Borille

Professor of ITA, and works on research projects on manufacturing processes and advanced manufacturing, including entrepreneurship initiatives. He coordinates the CCM, an integral part of the Fraunhofer Project Center at ITA.

Antonio Saito

Technical Director

Antonio Saito

Augusto Frederico d'El-Rey Passos

Feedstock Manager

Augusto Frederico d'El-Rey Passos

Experience in the industrial area, logistics and raw materials of Braskem for 23 years, graduated in chemical engineering from the Federal University of Bahia. Specialization in Control and automation of industrial processes. MBA in Business Management from EAESP of FGV.

Bernardo Fallas

Editorial Director - Petrochemical Products

Bernardo Fallas

Oversees all editorial content related to petrochemicals and pricing functions for the Americas. He joined Platts in 2010 as an aromatic reporter and then covered the olefin and polymers markets in North America. In 2013, he was promoted to the position of managing editor, Olefins and Polymers, in charge of leading the reach of Platts in Latin American markets.

Bernardo Pinheiro

Head of Brazil

Bernardo Pinheiro

With more than 15 years of experience in transportation and energy industries, including offshore support vessels, buying and selling marine assets and, lately, he has directed the projects and business development counters of the Ultranav Tanks Division in Santiago. He holds a degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a postgraduate degree in “International Shipping and Logistics” from Maersk Academy, Copenhagen.

Bill Harwood

Global Marketing and Product Manager

Bill Harwood

Global Marketing and Metallurgical Products Manager at Italmatch Chemicals, a leading supplier of petroleum additives that extends equipment life, improves operator satisfaction and reduces the total cost of equipment operation. He has more than 30 years of experience in the machining area, including 7 years at Afton Chemical. Before starting at Afton, Bill held positions in various organizations, from quality control and R & D to manufacturing. Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry, Leeds, England.

Claudio Silva

CEO

Claudio Silva

Production Engineer graduated from the Polytechnic School of the USP CEO and Founder of LubeKem Consultoria, specialized in the markets of lubricants, basic oils & specialty oils, chemical & petrochemicals and petroleum & fuels. With more than 26 years experience, working mainly in the chemical & petrochemicals markets and lubricating oils, basic oils & special oils, he has worked in companies such as ABB, Oxiteno, Arinos Química, Chemax Brasil, APPL, Grupo Inversiones Mundial.

Eduardo Lima

Technical Specialist in Lubricants

Eduardo Lima

 Degree in Technological Chemistry (Faculdade de São Bernardo), Specialist in Product Design Management (FEI) and Master in Technological Chemistry (UFSCAR). There are more than 12 years of research and development experience. He has been working at DOW since 2008, currently in the Polyglycols, Surfactants and Fluids division, for the lubricants market in Brazil and Latin America. It has publications and works in periodicals and congresses of national scope.

Esa Ramasamy

Global Director – Market Development

Esa Ramasamy

Global Director of Business Development at S & P Global Platts for the fuel and refined products markets, having previously been the leader in the oil industry’s editorial activities. In its over 20 years with Platts, Esa covered all sorts of oil derivative products and led teams in publishing the latest news and benchmark ratings in Asia and the Americas. Esa began her career at Platts with Asian and refined oil in Singapore.

Fabiano Angelico

Senior Advisor

Fabiano Angelico

Consultant and researcher and has been working for more than 10 years in matters related to transparency and integrity. Master in Public Administration and Government by FGV, specializes in Transparency, Accountability and Fighting Corruption (University of Chile) and graduation in communication. He is the author of the book “Access to Information Law: Strengthening Democratic Control” (2015) and several articles and book chapters on transparency and integrity. He has already provided services to organizations such as the World Bank, Unesco and CGU.

Fabio Cazelli Buckeridge

Fabio Cazelli Buckeridge

Digital Director of Braskem SA. spent more than 10 years as a management consultant, most recently at The Boston Consulting Group, where he worked with several companies in the Energy, Utilities, Mining and Metals sector. Fabio is an MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School, a Certified Chartered Accountant in Australia, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology.

Fernando Mesquita

Technical Specialist in Latin America for Biocides

Fernando Mesquita

5 years of experience in the chemical industry, always acting with technical application of biocidal products for various markets. He began his career in microbiology laboratories, evaluating the performance of biocides in the markets for lubricants, paints, cosmetics, domains and oil. He currently works at Dow as a technical specialist in Latin America for biocidal applications.

Fernando Sampaio

Economist

Fernando Sampaio

Director of Macroeconomics and member of the LCA. Postgraduate degree from Unicamp with a degree from FEA / USP. He has 25 years of experience as a consultant. He was an editorialist at Folha de São Paulo; articulista of Jornal do Brasil and Gazeta Mercantil; professor of FAAP and FESPSP; and researcher at Cebrap and Fundap.

Francisco Carlos de Assis

Jornalista

Francisco Carlos de Assis

Economic and financial reporter for the State-Broadcast Agency, real-time news service of Grupo Estado since 2000.

Giancarlo Roxo

Manager of Accounts and Technical of PIB

Giancarlo Roxo

Braskem’s Account Manager and GDP Technician in Latin America. Graduated in Polymer Materials Engineering from UFSCar, with an MBA in Business Management from FGV and an MBA in Sustainability from FIA, he has been at Braskem for 13 years and for 2 years he is the technical responsible for PIB Braskem in the Lubricants Segment.

José Geraldo Vantine

President

José Geraldo Vantine

Production engineer with additional training in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at The Ohio State University and Cranfield School of Management. He was superintendent of Industrial Logistics at General Motors do Brasil. In 1986 he founded Vantine Logistics & Supply Chain Consulting, a pioneer in specialization, having managed more than 800 projects in more than 300 companies such as Petrobras, Gerdau, Electrolux, J & J, Bosch, Ambev, Nestlé, Embraer, Fnac, Nike, Asics, Hering, LG, MRS, Sugar Loaf, Tiger, etc.

Leonardo Tavares

Consultant

Leonardo Tavares

Consultant at ABGI Brasil, for 8 years in projects of tax incentives and fundraising for innovation, with great experience in the automotive sector, among others

Lilian Furquim de Campos Andrade

PhD in Political Science

Lilian Furquim de Campos Andrade

Graduated in Economics from the Federal University of Paraná, Master in Economics from FGV, and PhD in Political Science from USP. She participated in the creation of the new School of Economics of São Paulo of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, where she holds the position of executive coordinator. Experience in educational legislation, national HEI assessments, curriculum development and project leadership. He teaches: Macroeconomics, Methodology and Political Philosophy. Visiting Scholar: Columbia University

Lisandra Nascimento Cobu

Technologist

Lisandra Nascimento Cobu

Technologist in Precision Mechanics from FATEC SP with an MBA in Business Management from FGV, with 19 years of experience in the implementation of Engineering and Education Projects focused on best practices of industrial lubrication, fluid filtration and predicted oil analysis, 23 years of acting in the Industrial area dedicated to Projects to increase the reliability, availability and productivity of assets and Technical Education – Maintenance and Lubrification.

Marcello Attilio Gracia

Mechanical Engineer

Marcello Attilio Gracia

Master in engineering from EPUSP, with 30 years of experience in lubricants, industrial lubrication, fluid filtration and predicted oil analysis, in oil companies and field services, development and implementation of lubrication engineering works with a lubrication enhancement advisory approach focused on increasing reliability and reducing operating costs

Marcelo Herszenhaut

Marketing and Product Manager for the Americas

Marcelo Herszenhaut

Chemical Engineer at the Military Engineering Institute (IME / RJ), he worked at BR Distribuidora and Petroquisa in several functions (engineering projects, basic research, and development of oils and greases). Extensive experience in resins for paints and paints, synthetic fibers of high performance, having worked in Belgium, resides in the USA. He is marketing manager for Hexion’s Versatile Americas product line and globally responsible for the versatile acid platform.

Marcos de Mattos Serrano

Project Manager and New Business

Marcos de Mattos Serrano

20 experience in logistics projects working in companies such as: DHL, Santos Brazil Log, FacilityLog Consult. and currently at Gat Logística, training by Fatec and FGV.

Mehdi Fathi-Najafi

Senior Technical Coordinator

Mehdi Fathi-Najafi

MSc and Licentiate in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology of Gothenburg in Sweden. Mehdi has more than 20 years of experience from base oil and lubricating grease industry. He joined the Department of Technical and Market Support at Nynas in 2008. His main function is to support the global lube and grease industry.

Paulo Roberto Matos

Chemistry MSc. - Specialist in Regulation

Paulo Roberto Matos

Master and doctor in physicochemistry by the University of Brasília. He has worked for 12 years as a regulatory specialist at ANP.

Ricardo Figueiredo Terra

Director General

Ricardo Figueiredo Terra

Graduated in Pedagogy from the Metropolitan University of Santos and postgraduate in Industrial Automation from “Ryerson University  Canada” and Management of Institution of Technical Education by the Federal University of Santa Catarina. For 30 years he has been working in Vocational Education. He is the Technical Director, responsible for planning and operating the network of the 90 SENAI-SP Schools.

Ricardo Neves

CEO

Ricardo Neves

Graduated in Mineral Engineering from the Polytechnic School of USP, with a Masters in Engineering also from EPUSP and an MBA in Business from Bunge. He is qualified and certified as Adviser of Administration by IBGC. He held positions as Board Member of Fosbrasil, HSBC Pension Funds and Engedep, and was Chairman of Fosbrasil Board. Coordinated strategic development work, organizational consulting and business management.

Rogerio Abreu de Paula

Sr. Research Scientist - Manager Visual Analytics & Comprehension Research

Rogerio Abreu de Paula

Dr. Rogerio de Paula is a Mr. researcher at IBM Research Brazil and manager of the Visual Analytics & Insights Research Group. The mission of this group is to promote AI science and technologies in the areas of visual computing and visual analysis, researching and promoting science in machine learning and human-machine interaction. He also leads the health research strategy in Brazil.

Rubens Antonio Barbosa

Ambassador

Rubens Antonio Barbosa

The Ambassador is a member of the board of companies and works as a business consultant. Among other positions, he is President of the Superior Council and Foreign Trade of FIESP, President of the Institute of International Relations and Foreign Trade of IRICE and President of the Brazilian Association of Wheat Industry. He was ambassador of Brazil in Washington and London.

 

Ruth Keiko Kuriyama

Chemical Engineer

Ruth Keiko Kuriyama

Chemical Engineer by UNICAMP, with solid experience in research, development and project management. Knowledge acquired in the last 19 years of work in the chemical and consumer industries, such as: Unilever, Dow and Cargill. It operates in segments such as plastics, paints, coatings, personal care and lubricants. He is currently technical manager of ANGUS Technical Application Center, located in São Paulo / Brazil.

Sergio Rebelo

Director

Sergio Rebelo

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the FGV, with an MBA from it, and One Mba – a global program that includes Kenan-Flagler Business School; EGADE (Monterey Technology); Erasmus School of Business / Roterdan School of Management and Chinese University of Hong Kong. Member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Society. Partner-Director of Factor-Kline, a company affiliated to the Kline Group in Latin America, responsible for all consulting and customer relationship activities of the Factor-Kline Group in the region.

Tom Lane

Tom Lane

Vinicius Medeiros

Director

Vinicius Medeiros

Chemical Engineer and Business Administrator, has been active in the specialty lubricants and chemicals market for more than 25 years. He has experience in applications and solutions and has based his career on serving customers, always with great expertise and total availability and reliability. Currently, he coordinates the company in its projects and expansion plans.

Wagner Roberto de Carvalho

Technical Services Manager

Wagner Roberto de Carvalho

Chemical Engineer (UFMG) and Specialist in Environmental Law (UNIMEP). He worked with R & D in the formulation of emulsions and polymers, technical sales, Chemical Process Fluid Manager and Lubrication, Technical Director of Consulting for reduction in environmental impact through the optimization of the use of Process Fluids and Lubricants, Technical Manager South America. in the last 25 years, in the companies Petrobras, Castrol, Quaker and Chemtura.