Management

Board of Directors and Executive Officers

Board of Directors

Luiz Claudio de Souza Alves – Chairman

  • 30+ years as entrepreneur

  • Co-controller and Board member of MLog S.A

  • Founding partner and Chairman of the Board of AutoBrasil

  • Partner of Gulf Capital Partners

  • Mr. Alves was one of the main partners of a Brazilian investment company leaded by Mr. Antonio Dias Leite, acting as founding partner, Chairman and/or Executive VP of Webb Negócios, Shoptime, Submarino (co-investors), Multicanal (Net) and CMA - Cia. Mineração do Amapá

  • Mr. Alves holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting

Alvaro Piquet – Independent Board Member

  • Founding partner of Vinhas e Pessôa Advogados

  • 20+ years of experience in corporate legal consulting in Brazil, mainly in Oil and Gas, Construction, Engineering and Mining.

  • Civil Rights professor at PUC-RJ 

  • Co-Founder of Instituto de Liderança do Rio– ILRIO

  • LLM at University of Pennsylvania Law School

Otávio Paiva – Board Member

  • 40+ years of experience in the financial area

  • 22 years at Organização Odebretch, having served as CFO of the construction, chemical and CBPO divisions

  • Member of the Board of several companies affiliated to Odebrecht being the president of the Board of CONCER and a member of the Board of: "Nova Dutra, "Rodonorte" and "Hidroeletrica de Manso S.A

Eduardo Borges – Board Member

  • Former partner responsible for Investment Banking and Structured Products at Banco Modal

  • Former chairman of the board of directors of Taesa and Damásio Educacional and portfolio manager of private equity funds Modal I, Coliseu and Oil and Gas (joint net worth of US$1 billion) 

  • BSc. in Economics from Universidade Cândido Mendes and MBA in Finance from IBMEC

  • Partner at Cypress Associates

Executive Officers

Elias Nigri – Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • 30+ years of experience in the logistics sector and in infrastructure projects

  • Extensive career at Vale, as Chief Logistics Officer

  • Former Chief Mining Officer at CSN

  • Chief Executive of governmental concessions in the railway sector (Ferroban, Novoeste, Ferronorte e Ferrovia Centro Atlântica) and in the operation of land terminals and port terminals

  • Former member of the Board of Directors of several companies in the logistics and mining sectors such as Docenave, CFN, Sepetiba Tecon, Ferroban, Rio Doce Pasha and Nova Era Silicon, and of the sector association ANTF

  • Mr. Nigri holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA in finance and has lectured at the civil engineering department of PUC-RJ

Luiz Claudio de Souza Alves – Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy CEO)

  • 30+ years as entrepreneur

  • Co-controller and Board member of MLog S.A

  • Founding partner and Chairman of the Board of AutoBrasil

  • Partner of Gulf Capital Partners

  • Mr. Alves was one of the main partners of a Brazilian investment company leaded by Mr. Antonio Dias Leite, acting as founding partner, Chairman and/or Executive VP of Webb Negócios, Shoptime, Submarino (co-investors), Multicanal (Net) and CMA - Cia. Mineração do Amapá

  • Mr. Alves holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting

 

Gustavo Barbeito, CFA – Chief Planning Officer/ Investor Relations Officer (CIO/IRO)

  • 14+ years of experience in Finance

  • Founding partner of Rio Grande Investimentos in 2014

  • Founding partner and CFO of AutoBrasil Participações, Brazil´s largest used cars retailer

  • Managing Partner overseeing the Business Development of Gulf Capital Partners

  • Head of M&A and Risk of Los Grobo Agribusiness (a Vinci Partners investee)

  • Mr. Barbeito holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a Master’s degree in Business Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EPGE/FGV)

Julia Paiva – Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

  • 15+ years of experience in corporate finance and treasury departments

  • CFO of Asgaard Navegação for 3 years

  • Former Partner and CFO of LGR Participações, a Brazilian Real State Company

  • Former Financial Advisory at Bank of America and financial analyst at Odebretch

  • Ms. Paiva holds a bachelor degree in Economics and an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-RJ)

Sabrina Juhasz – General Counsel

  • 15+ years of experience in corporate law, contract law, and capital markets, focused on negotiation of corporate and structured transactions, deal structuring and M&A

  • Former Legal Manager at MLog

  • Former head of the legal department at Ideiasnet, a Brazilian public company focused in venture capital investments in fast-growing technology companies from 2002 to 2011

  • Ms. Juhasz holds an B.A. from PUC-Rio