October 17 th and 18th, 2016


Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo Hotel


40 Professionals


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Welcome Letter

16th International DATAGRO Conference on Sugar & Ethanol, that will be in October 17th and 18th, reinforces its commitment of bringing together key leaders and representatives of the entire chain of the international sugar & ethanol industries to discuss market issues and sectorial strategies.The focus will continue be quality content, and dissemination of knowledge and new technologies, stimulating networking between participants.

In 2015, the Conference was attended by more than 650 participants from 33 countries, 49 speakers and more than 70 supporting companies, which together debated in two days how to overcome challenges and seize opportunities in the International market.

Previous Attendees

See 2015 Edition


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Adriano Pires President, CBIE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Oil and gas specialist with more than 20 years of experience on policy making related to oil products, ethanol and natural gas. Performed market, regulatory and strategic analysis for major oil and gas international and national companies and was consultant for international entities such as UNESCO, CEE, and BIRD. National Agency for Oil and Gas (ANP) 1998 – 2001 Assistant for the General Director General Manager of the Supply Division General Manager of Oil, Oil Products and Natural Gas Imports and Exports Division FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO (UFRJ) 1983 - 2008 Associate Professor of Energy Planning Program - PPE/COPPE Education Ph.D. Ph.D. in Industrial Organization from Paris XII University, France 1988 M.Sc. M.Sc. in Energetic Planning, COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 1983 B.Sc. B.Sc. in Economics UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 1980

André Rocha President, Forum Nacional Sucroenergético, e President do SIFAEG, Brasilia, Brazil.

- Current CEO of Sifaeg and Sifaçúcar - Former President of Companhia Energética de Goiás - CELG - Graduated in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering of Universidade Federal de Goiás - Goiânia - GO - Member of the Infrastructure Thematic Council of the National Confederation of Industries (“CNI”) since March 2004

Antonio Megale President, ANFAVEA, São Paulo, Brazil. (By Streaming)

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Arnaldo Correa Director, Archer Consuting, São Paulo, Brazil.

Risk Manager in the agricultural commodities, Arnaldo Luiz Correa is the director at Archer Consulting. Graduated in business with a MBA in Management from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas FGV and member of the PRMIA Professional Risk Managers International Association. Arnaldo has worked for almost 30 years in the agricultural commodities market, in the commercial and risk management areas, in companies such as Cargill, Esteve Cofee, Copersucar, Macquarie Bank and Coimex Trading. He has worked in the USA, UK, Germany and Switzerland, dealing with hedging, options and derivatives. He was also a director in the agricultural area at the BM&F Bovespa. In conjunction with the journalist Carlos Raices, Arnaldo has written the book "Derivativos Agricolas" Published by the Globo Editora

Carlos Aguiar Superintendente Executivo de Agronegócio, Banco Santander S/A, São Paulo, Brazil

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Celso Torquato Junqueira Franco President, UDOP, Araçutuba, Brazil.

Celso Torquato Junqueira Franco, is the chairman of UDOP – Bioenergy Producers Union. Born on August 18th, 1961, he is married, father of four children. Civil engineer graduated by the Mackenzie University, in São Paulo, shareholder of Pioneiros Bioenergia and Santa Adélia Mill. Former mayor of Sud Mennucci, for two mandates, Celso Junqueira also had his political career marked by two mandates as vice mayor of Sud Mennucci. Among his main achievements for Sud Mennucci is the project idealized in 2002, which made the city the first in Brazil with free broad band internet to the entire population. Celso Junqueira is son of the entrepreneur Cícero Junqueira Franco, considered one of the creators of the PróAlcool, in the 1970s. Celso is also former chairman of the Low Tiete River Basin Committee (CBH-BT); and former chairman of the Association of Far Northwestern Cities of State of Sao Paulo (Amensp).

Clóvis Junqueira CEO, VA&E, Lodon

Over 21 years of sucessful experience in risk-taking negotiations Globally Civil Engineering and Master of Marketing Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas 18 years of solid exposure to strategic planning and investment portfolio management Extensive knowledge of the commodities markets, highlighting sugar, ethanol and grains.

Edmundo Barbosa President, SINDALCOOL-PB, Paraíba, Brazil.

• Executive Chairman of SINDALCOOL – Paraíba • Graduate in Mechanical Engineering – Mackenzie University - São Paulo • Entrepreneur – Nutritiva Alimentos Ltda., CEO • Member of the Northeast Biotechnology Network - • Member of the Network of Technological Forecasting and Innovation for Agribusiness.

Eduardo Romão President, ORPLANA, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Produtor Rural, engenheiro Agrônomo formado pela ESALQ/USP, Pôs graduado em Logística Empresarial pela UNESP/Bauru. Atual Presidente da ORPLANA (Organização de Plantadores de Cana da Região Centro Sul do Brasil) e Presidente da ASSOCICANA (Associação dos Plantadores de Cana da Região de Jaú).

Elizabeth Farina President ,UNICA, São Paulo, Brazil.

Elizabeth M.M.Q. Farina is the President and CEO of UNICA, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, since December 2012. Prior to her current position she was full professor of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She chaired the Department of Economics from 2002 to 2004 and from 2010 to 2012. She was the president of the Brazilian Competition Council (Cade) from 2004 to 2008. For more than 10 years Dr. Farina was the vice chair of the agribusiness program at the University of Sao Paulo, PENSA. She earned a PhD in economics from the University of Sao Paulo in 1983 and the habilitation title since 1996. She reached the fullprofessorship in 2001. Dr. Farina worked as a consultant in Brazil and other Latin America countries and as economic expert in food and agribusiness strategies and antitrust litigation and mergers and acquisition analysis. Farina published eight books, 14 book chapters, and more than 20 papers in national and international journals.

Gabriel Carvalho Commercial and Business Development Director , CLEALCO, Araçatuba, Brazil.

Currently responsible for business development and marketing operations at Clealco, a group with 35 years history in the Sugar&Ethanol industry currently processing 10 million tons of sugarcane in 3 units in São Paulo. He built a career of over 11 years in the industry at Cargill and Bunge, focuses in trading as well as production of sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity. Began his career as Strategic Innovation consultant before finally moving to Agribusiness .

Gilberto Peralta President, GE do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil.

Gilberto Peralta has been with GE since 1980, when he started as an engineer at GE Celma, in Petrópolis, Brazil. He has taken several roles until becoming VP for our Airbus program. In 2006, Peralta has joined GE Capital Aviation Services team as a General Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to that role, since August 2013 he is the CEO of GE Brazil, focusing on key strategic initiatives for the company´s growth, expanding GE´s historical partnership with the country. Peralta is GE´s spokesperson and representative in a number of high-level industry unions and associations in which he works together with other companies to help promote Brazil´s industrial competitiveness and efficiency.

Guilherme Nastari Director, DATAGRO, São Paulo, Brazil.

Director of DATAGRO since 2005. Director of the Brazilian Sugar and Ethanol Exporters Association (AEXA), since 2009. He has been engaged in several Sugar and Ethanol Market Advisory Projects at DATAGRO. Main customers were sugar, ethanol and biodiesel producers, trading companies, banks, fuel distributors, input suppliers, governments and NGOs. - M.Sc. in Agroenergy – Fundação Getúlio Vargas – São Paulo - Brazil - Bachelor in Economics – IBMEC São Paulo – São Paulo - Brazil

Guilherme Pessini Carvalho Senior Officer, Banco Itau BBA S/A, São Paulo,Brazil.

Graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering at the Unicamp University, with a Master in Business Administration at the FIA-USP. He works in Financial Institutions in activities directly related to Agribusiness since 1997. Also he had worked for a French Bank (Natixis) and for a Brazilian Bank Itaú S.A. His latest positions were: Head Soft Commodities Latin America at Natixis, Team Leader of Agribusiness at Itau BBA and he’s currently Senior Relationship Manager also at Itau BBA.

Mr. Gustavo Leite President, Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira, (CTC), Piracicaba, Brazil.

CEO of CTC, Brazil’s leading sugarcane technology company, since 2011. Formerly, acted as CEO of Monsanto Brazil, Monsanto Canada, Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital and Avanti Asset Management. Prior to that, Mr. Leite held positions of increasing responsibilities in companies like Michelin and Philipp Morris, in Brazil, USA, Canada and Germany. Mr. Leite is also a member of the Board of Directors of GPC Chemicals, having also sat on the Boards of Limagrain Canada Seeds, Canada Crop Protection Institute, MDM Brazil, and Fosbrasil S.A. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from UERJ – University of Rio de Janeiro and post-graduate degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

Haroldo Torres Director Partner, Companhia Brasileira de Custos Agropecuários-CBCA , Piracicaba, Brazil.

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Haruhito Mori Director, EV System Laboratory, Nissan Research Center, Nissan Motor Corporation, Atsughi, Japan

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Henry Joseph Jr. Vice President, ANFAVEA, São Paulo, Brazil

Henry Joseph Junior is graduated in chemical engineer and chemical with specialization in combustion. He is vice-president in Anfavea responsible for subjects related to energy and environment. He started his career in Volkswagen in 1981 as a researcher and now is the manager of engines tests and emissions laboratories. The executive was the President of Executive Direction in AEA and is currently part of the Director Board in the entity. Henry Joseph Junior wrote many works about fuels, biofuels and vehicles emissions.

Ismael Perina President, Sindicato Rural de Jaboticabal, São Paulo,Brazil.

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Jeremy Austin General Manager, Sucden, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Keynote Speaker
José Orive Executive Director, International Sugar Organization (ISO), London, United Kingdom.

Jose Orive was born July 31, 1958, in Guatemala, and is an attorney at Law. “Summa Cum Laude” in Common Law Studies/ International Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. 1985, and “Cum Laude” in J.D., Francisco Marroquín University, Guatemala City 1983, has had multiple, such as: • Executive director of the Central American Sugar Association (AICA), entity which negotiates for the private sugar industry, with emphasis on coordination of joint actions on priority issues, clearinghouse for information relevant to the sector, publications. • Partner at Artlex law firm, in charge of large corporate clients, distribution contracts and environmental issues, arbitration. • Chairman at the ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN (AACCLA), Washington, D.C. • Board Member of the PANAMERICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (PADF), Washington, D.C.

Luiz Barroso President, EPE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Luiz Augusto Barroso has a BSc in Mathematics and a MSc and DSc degrees in Operations Research (optimization) with emphasis on power systems economics. Since July 2016 he is the CEO of EPE, the Brazilian Energy Research Office, that carries out planning studies on the Brazilian energy industry and an Associate Researcher of the Institute for Technology Research (IIT) at Comillas University in Madrid, Spain. Previously he was a Technical Director of PSR, where he worked for 18 years and coordinated studies in over 30 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia in the following areas: (i) energy economics and project valuation; (ii) risk management and physical/financial optimization in the power sector; (iii) integrated electricity-gas planning studies; (iv) energy auctions; (v) electricity and gas market design; and (vi) market studies and regulatory assessment for investors, investment banks and lenders. He has actively participated in market design studies for renewable energy integration, including energetic studies and market design. Dr. Barroso also carries out research and development activities in the energy industry. He is the author and co-author of 1 book and of more than 100 technical papers in peer reviewed and local/international conferences on topics related to competitive energy markets. He chaired the Brazilian C5 committee of Cigré, is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy (PES) Society, editor of the journals IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids and a member of the IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer Program. He is the vice chair of the IEEE Power Systems Operations, Planning and Economics Committee. He received in 2010 the IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award, which recognizes professional of up to 35 years for his outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical activities in the IEEE PES and other technical societies. He lectures in the Florence School of Regulation.

Keynote Speaker
Maílson da Nobrega Former Minister of Finance (Jan / 88 to Mar / 90), Managing Director, Tendencias Consultoria, São Paulo, Brazil.

Economist, born in Brazil (1942). Staff member of the Banco do Brasil (a federal state-owned bank) from 1963 to 1977, where he reached the post of chief economist. Head of the economic advisory group to the Minister of Industry and Commerce (1977-79) and to the Minister of Finance (1979-83). Vice-Minister of Finance (1983-85). Managing Director of the European Brazilian Bank-EUROBRAZ, an investment bank based in London (1985-87). Vice-Minister of Finance for the second time (1987). Minister of Finance (1988-90). As economic advisor and Vice-Minister of Finance, led several studies and working groups on the financial restructuring of the Brazilian public sector. Held positions in various government boards, and on the team of experts that negotiated agreements with the International Monetary Fund. As Minister of Finance, became Governor of the Board of the IMF, the World Bank, and the Interamerican Development Bank. Board member of companies headquartered in Brazil and abroad. Has written five books, one of them his autobiography and several articles on the Brazilian economy published in newspapers and periodicals in Brazil and abroad. Columnist of VEJA magazine. Was awarded the prize The Economist of the Year 2013 by the Brazilian Economist Association.

Marcos Fava Neves FEA/USP, Ribeirao Preto, Brasil.

Marcos Fava Neves is Professor of Planning and Strategy at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and an international expert on global agribusiness issues. He graduated as an Agronomic Engineer from ESALQ/USP in 1991, as Master of Science in 1995 and received his PhD in Management (with a focus on ‘Demand-Driven Planning and Management’) from the FEA/USP School of Economics and Business in 1999. He completed post-graduate studies in European Agribusiness & Marketing in France (1995) and Marketing Channels and Networks in the Netherlands (1998/1999). He specializes in strategic planning processes for companies and food production chains and is a Board Member of PENSA and other public and private organizations in Brazil. In 2004, he created the Markestrat Think tank Group, doing international projects, studies and research in strategic planning and management for more than 40 organizations. He gave more than 450 presentations in Brazil and 190 in 22 other countries. He has published 70 articles in international journals and has been editor of 52 books published in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, South Africa, Netherlands and USA. He writes regular columns for many brazilian specialized magazines (Feed&Food, PorkWorld, Canavieiros, AveWorld, beefWorld). He is also a regular contributor for China Daily Newspaper and for India-China Chronicle, from New Delhi and wrote 2 case studies for Harvard Business School in 2009 and 2010.He is international adjunct professor of the Buenos Aires University (since 2006), China Agricultural University (since 2009) and Purdue University (since 2013). Author of two important books about sugar cane, by Wageningen University Publishers, “Food and Fuel, the Example of Brazil” (2011) and by Editora Atlas (Brasil): “Estratégias para a Cana no Brasil” (2010). Tenured Professor at FEA/USP.

Marcos Landell Director, Agronomic Institute of Campinas -IAC, Campinas, Brazil.

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Mario Campos Filho President, SIAMIG, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Mário Ferreira Campos Filho is economist with MBA in Finances of IBMEC. Employee of the entity since 2003, where he became a profound expert of the industry with effective advice in several matters of interest as monitoring of production, logistics, tax, environmental and press relations. Mário Campos takes part in various discussions of the industry, as a representative of Minas Gerais in the Fórum Nacional Sucroenergético [Sugar / Energy National Forum] (FNS), Câmara Setorial do Açúcar e do Álcool do Ministério da Agricultura e Abastecimento e da Mesa Tripartite [Sectoral Sugar and Alcohol Chamber of the Ministry of Agriculture and Supply and the Tripartite Board] (involving government, producers and distributors), coordinated by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). In addition to monitoring of all actions with the Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis [National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuel] (ANP), the industry’s current regulating entity.

Michael McDougall Senior Vice President at Newedge, New York, USA.

Is a Senior Vice President at Newedge USA,LLC where he heads the Latin American Production Group. His desk concentrates primarily on Brazil and provides pricing and risk management services for a wide range of agricultural and financial products, but with an emphasis on sugar and ethanol. Michael lived in Brazil for 14 years where, in 1986, he began his career as a broker at Penfield brokerage, one of the pioneer futures brokerages in the country. He then moved on to Lasalle brokerage for two years before joining Fimat/Newedge: first in Brazil, now in New York. Currently, he is a regular lecturer in both the US and Brazil, where he presents market outlooks and risk seminars on sugar and ethanol. He is regularly quoted in Reuters, Bloomberg, Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, writes an industry-leading daily newsletter entitled “The Global View” and appears occasionally on Bloomberg Television and Fox News. Michael graduated from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech) with a BS in Economics. He is fluent in Portuguese and conversational in Spanish

Patrick Chatenay Director, ProSunergy, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Patrick Chatenay has been involved with the sugar and ethanol industry since 1985. He has held senior executive board positions in France and Spain and worked extensively in Chile and Brazil. In the course of his career, he visited and studied sugar industries around the world. In 2008, he founded ProSunergy (U.K) limited which provides strategic advice and implementation services for sugar, renewable energy and bio-fuel businesses. Patrick holds a Masters degree in econometrics from the University of Paris, a Diploma in public administration from the Political Science Institute of Paris and an MBA from Columbia University in New York.

Pedro Mesquita Partner Capital Market, XP Investimentos, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Pedro Mizutani Vice President of External Relations and Strategy, Raíze, São Paulo, Brazil.

Mr. Mizutani holds a bachelor degree in Production Engineering from the Universidade de São Paulo and post-graduate degrees in Finance from Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba, and Business Management from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil, and took extensive courses in Business Management from Ohio University, USA. He is also a post-graduate in Business Management at the Kellogg School of Management, in the United States. With a strong background in the agricultural and industrial fields, as well as experiences in management and financial operations, Mr. Mizutani started his carrier in Cosan, one of the largest private groups in Brazil, with businesses in energy, logistics, infrastructure and agricultural properties management, in 1983, as Planning Supervisor. In 2009, he was elected CEO and Vice President of the Administrative Council. Mizutani is a Member on the Board of SIAESP / SIFAESP / UNICA since 2002. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors at CTC (Sugarcane Research Center of Brazil), at Codexis (USA) and Iogen (Canada).

Pedro Robério de Melo Nogueira President,SINDAÇÚCAR-AL, Alagoas, Brazil.

Chairman of Sugar and Ethanol Industry Syndicate in Alagoas State Cabinet Member of Sectorial Chamber of the Productivite Chain of Sugar and Ethanol at the Agriculture, Fishing and Supply Ministry. Vice-Chairman of Agro-Industry Councel of CNI-COAGRO Director of Federation of Industries in the State of Alagoas Other Duties Performed Member of Technical Committee of CIMA – Interministerial Councel Of Sugar and Ethanol. Director of Sugar and Ethanol Affairs Department of Secretaryship of Regional Development of Republic Presidency. Head Member of Commission that re-analyse the the role of ethanol Inside the National Energetical Matrix in 1990. Executive and Consultant of sugar-ethanol companies.

Piero Vincenzo Parini President, SINDALCOOL MT, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

- Agronomist graduated by the Universidade Federal De Mato Grosso [Federal University of Mato Grosso] – UFMT (1985). - Agricultural Director of Destilaria de Álcool Libra Ltda. (Alcohol Distillery), from 1985 to 1991. - Commercial Director of Destilaria de Álcool Libra Ltda., from 1992 to 2002. - Superintendent Director of Destilaria de Álcool Libra Ltda., from 2002 to date. - President of SINDALCOOL/MT – Union of Sugar and Alcohol Industries of the State of Mato Grosso, from 2003 to date. - Director of FIEMT – Federation of Industries of the State of Mato Grosso, from 2003 to 2005. - Director of ASPROSMAT – Seedling producers Association of the State of Mato Grosso, from 1990 to 1994.

Plinio Mario Nastari President, DATAGRO, São Paulo, Brazil.

President of Datagro Ltda., Brazil´s leading consulting company on sugar and ethanol market analysis, offering consulting services to producers, banks, trading companies, fuel distributors and governments, with offices in São Paulo, Recife, and Santos. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University, 1981 and 1983. Professor of Economics (micro and macro), for Graduate and Undergraduate programs (B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A. and Ph.D. programs) at Fundacao Getulio Vargas, in Sao Paulo, from 1984 to 1999. Former President of the Board, and Executive Director of the Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineers. Member of Technical Committees in National Energy Commission (1985/87), Commission for the Reexam of the Energy Matrix (1990/91), and Interministerial Council on Sugar and Alcohol (1998-2000). Lead author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), AR2. Expert Economist for Brazil in the trade disputes involving: ethanol exports from Brazil to the United States, at the International Trade Commission, in Washington, DC (1985/86); subsidized sugar exports from the European Union, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva (2002-05); two arbitrations on bananas with the European Union, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva (2005); and Brazilian tyres import regime, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva (2006-07).

Renan Filho Governor of the State of Alagoas,Alagoas, Brazil .

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Renato Buranello Partner and Lawyer, Demarest Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil.

Graduated by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas [Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas], in 1994. Master’s degree in Commercial Law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Saõ Paulo [Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo] and doctoral candidate in the same area of concentration from the same University. Author of the books “Insurance Contract: surety of contractual obligations” and “Private Agribusiness Financing System”, and coordinator of two volumes of the book “Agribusiness Law: market, regulation, taxation and environment”. Professional Activities Highly specialized in agribusiness-related topics, Buranello is considered a leader in advising clients involved in agro-industrial chain, including economic activities related to supply of inputs, production, processing, curing, storage and marketing of internal and international agricultural products, livestock, reforestation and fishing. Buranello works in operations related to rural credit programs, to private financing and rural insurance system. He performs all agro-industrial activity specifically on advice in various matters related to the sector, advising clients on related contracts and in structuring financial transactions, including in the capital market scope and represents large inputs and fertilizer companies in its barter operations, in the bank market, on debt and trading finance operations and especially in the development of the main surety operations of the sector. In the development of his activities, he attends strategic forums, domestic and international, keeping narrow relations with regulatory agencies, Ministries and agribusiness study centers.

Mr. Renato Pontes Cunha President, SINDAÇUCAR-PE, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Renato Augusto Pontes Cunha, was born in Recife, Pernambuco, on March 10, 1958, father of two daughters, graduated in Law by UFPE, in 1981, and post-graduated in Financial Administration by FESP – University of the State of Pernambuco. He also has MBA degree in Marketing by FGV/UNICAP. He performed executive positions in sugar and alcohol companies of the region, as Antonio Farias Group and Armando Monteiro Group. For two (2) years, from 1985 to 1987, he worked as Manager of Lloyds Bank PLC – Recife, having implemented the agribusiness department in the institution in Pernambuco, after three months training in the Bank’s general management in São Paulo. In 1999, he was appointed for the position of Director of the Union of Sugar and Alcohol Industries of the State of Pernambuco - SINDAÇÚCAR, and on June 12, 2000, he undertook the position of President of the entity. He took part in several travels abroad for studies and businesses, as for instance: Portugal, England, Germany and France, in Europe, as well as, Venezuela, Mexico and USA, in Americas. In the USA, upon invitation of the American Government, he took part for two weeks in 2005 of training in the scope of the Cochran Program of FAS-USDA. In the years 2003, 2004 and 2005, he received from Procana Group / JornalCana (sugarcane newspaper) the title of “Leader of the Year Master Cana”, result of survey in mills and distilleries of the Northeast region. He is effective member of the Sectorial Chamber of Sugar and Alcohol of the Federal Government and representative of SINDAÇÚCAR with the Federation of Industries of the State of Pernambuco – FIEPE.

Roberta Re General Director,World Sugar Research Organization-WSRO, London,United Kingdom.

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Roberto Hollanda Filho President, BIOSUL, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

10 years of experience in sectorial policy, 5 of which as President of entity, representing collective aspirations of its members, with free access to all environments related to the activity, whether in the sugar and alcohol sector’s level, as well as in the Executive and Legislative.Experience in ethanol trading environment, in domestic and international market. Experience in marketing, planning and monitoring of advertising actions, acquired during four years of experience in the sector.

Rui Chammas President, Biosev – a Louis Dreyfus Group company, São Paulo, Brazil.

Mr.Chammas is graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from ITA, and has post-graduate degrees from FGV, and extension programs from Sloan School of Business/MIT, and IMD. Mr. Chammas occupied several executive positions in Braskem where he has been serving since 2002, among which Commercial Director, Business Director, VP of the Polimerous Business Unit and, most recently, the position of VP of Basic Petrochemicals Business Unit. Before integrating Braskem, he held several positions at Rhodia, where he served for 13 years in Brazil and in France. Currently, Mr. Chammas serves Biosev as the Chief Executive Officer.

Stuart Maron Senior Trader, ADM do Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil.

Professional with expertise and extensive knowledge acquired over 20 years of career in executive positions in sugarcane sector, both in production plants (mills) and in national and multinational trading companies. Featured knowledge in commercial management activities of sugarcane companies, acting directly on sales and purchases operations of sugar and ethanol, including domestic and international commodity futures markets, graph and fundamental analysis, structured finance operations with commercial contracts, guarantees and pledges. Close relationship with sugar tradings and fuel distributors, domestic and international logistics operations, and startup of commercial and logistics operations. Experience in establishing long-term relationships and negotiations with the various companies in the sugar and ethanol sector: producers, banks, trading companies, brokers, fuel distributors, port terminals, shipping companies, surveyor companies, wholesale and industrial customers.

































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