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 Married, 3 daughters
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.
Business Administrator. Executive Director of the Local Productive Arrangement of Alcohol (Ethanol Cluster). Executive Director of the Bioenergy Technological Park Piracicaba. Project Manager of a Promotion program of our machines, equipment and services of the productive sector linked to the Sugar Cane industry in overseas markets in partnership with APEX - Agency for Development and Investment in Brazil, a covenant in its fourth renewal. Coordinator of the Technical Committee on International Trade of the National Center of Industries of the Sugarcane and Biofuels Industry - CEISE BR.
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.
José Orive 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.
Pierluigi Londero works in the economic analysis unit of the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission. With a team of 20 people, he is responsible for providing economic and quantitative analysis needed for the conception, the management and the evaluation of the Common Agricultural Policy. Pierluigi graduated in economics from Rome University La Sapienza and since joining the European Commission in April 1999 has worked both on domestic and trade policy issues, including two major CAP reforms as well as providing supporting analysis for bilateral and multilateral negotiations. His team also produce the short-term outlook for grains, meat and dairy products, supply balance sheets for the current and next year published three times a year. The medium-term prospects for EU agricultural markets and income is also a product of his unit. His team is also in charge of coordination in terms of agricultural statistics with Eurostat. Pierluigi participates to both the G20 AMIS market information group and policy response forum.
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).
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.
Rosa has an Industrial Engineer degree (Polytechnic University of Catalonia – ETSEIB-UPC, Barcelona) and a MsC in Environmental and Prevention Engineering (Institute of Technology and Environmental Modelling - ITEMA-UPC). Maria Rosa joined IDIADA in 1997 and she works currently as a Project Manager in the Powertrain Department, so she is responsible as researcher and project manager for several (inter)national automotive research projects in the area of exhaust emissions, climatic and CO2 reduction. She is involved in projects related to Exhaust Emissions from vehicles and mopeds, European/EPA/CARB Regulations, after-treatment devices, etc. She has published several papers and courses in different fields of emissions models and simulation, emission regulations, fuel consumption, vehicle emissions and alternative fuels. She is currently member of the MVEG, GRPE, NGVA and EARPA.
Susanna has a Master Degree in Chemistry (Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona) and a MsC in Environmental Engineering (Institut Químic de Sarrià – IQS/Ramon Llull). Susanna joined IDIADA in 2007 and she works currently as a Project Engineer in the Powertrain Department. She has scientific and technical expertise in regulated & non-regulated pollutants determination from exhaust and evaporative emissions (aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, individual hydrocarbons, NO, NO2, N2O H2O, NH3, SO2, individual hydrocarbons, etc), alternative fuels.
Timothé Masson is an agronomist from the Institut National Agronomique in Paris, and he also has a Master’s Degree in plant breeding. His first job was in Cambodia, as an agronomist for Caritas Internationalis for 2 years. Back in France, he worked for 8 years in the animal products industry, as an economist in the French meat industry sector union, and as Secretary of the French Egg & Egg products’ Union. He joined the French beet growers’ confederation (CGB) in 2013, as an economist, in charge of international affairs. Since 1st January 2014, he has been Secretary of the World Association of Beet and Cane Growers (WABCG), which brings together beet and cane growers from more than 30 member associations all around the world and unites over 5 million sugarbeet and sugarcane growers.