Infra Club Brazil

Overview

The GRI Club Infra Brazil is part of the GRI Club Infra Latam, a global club of leaders in the infrastructure sector active in Latin America. In Brazil, the group brings together investors, operators, banks and specialists in power, airports, railways, ports, highways, social infrastructure, urban mobility, waste and sanitation.

Club meetings offer a unique platform for members to:

  1. Build and maintain special relationships;
  2. Develop business partnerships and strengthen global networks;
  3. Discuss high-level strategic issues;
  4. Analyse major challenges and propose solutions in conjunction with government authorities.

 

GRI is in constant touch with institutions that dictate the future of national infrastructure, such as the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Brazilian Ministry of Finance, Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Brazilian Investment Partnership Program (PPI).

The purpose of such working groups is to find solutions to challenges recognized by industry leaders:

  1. Attraction of investment and international funding;
  2. Guarantees;
  3. Modeling of projects in concessions and PPPs;
  4. and Project Finance, among other topics.

 

This is where the greatest industry leaders come together to understand and create market trends.

If you are a decision maker and believe in the importance of building special relationships for your business growth and professional / personal goals, we would like to meet you and see if your participation in our club is something that makes sense to all parties.

Advisory Board Members
Andre ClarkAndre ClarkCountry DirectorACCIONA Brasil
Bruno WerneckBruno WerneckPartnerMattos Filho
Cassio Viana de JesusCassio Viana de JesusSuperintendente Nacional de Fundos EspeciaisCaixa Econômica Federal
Cheryl HanwayCheryl HanwayHead of Infrastructure Investments - BrazilInternational Finance Corporation - The World Bank Group
Dênio CidreiraDênio CidreiraDirectorOdebrecht Infraestrutura (CNO)
Guilherme CaixetaGuilherme CaixetaVice President, InfrastructureGIC
Gustavo LoyolaGustavo LoyolaSócio-DiretorTendências Consultoria
Hamilton AmadeoHamilton AmadeoCEOAegea Saneamento
Leonardo ViannaLeonardo ViannaDiretor de Novos NegóciosGrupo CCR
Marcos AlmeidaMarcos AlmeidaManaging PartnerBrookfield Infraestructure Group
Petrônio Braz JuniorPetrônio Braz JuniorDiretor PresidenteConstrutora Queiroz Galvão
Renato SucupiraRenato SucupiraPresidentBF Capital
Roberto DeutschRoberto DeutschDiretor RI e Desenvolvimento de NegóciosConstrutora Camargo Corrêa
Sylvia CoutinhoSylvia CoutinhoCEO - UBS Group, BrazilUBS
Andre Clark
Andre Clark
Country Director
ACCIONA Brasil
São Paulo | Brazil
Segment: Constructor / Engineering
Biography:

André Clark Juliano é diretor da ACCIONA Infraestructuras do Brasil. Trabalhou na Camargo Corrêa e ocupou os cargos de vice-presidente de Relações Institucionais, vice-presidente de Negócios Internacionais e diretor de Gestão de Riscos e Sustentabilidade. Anteriormente, trabalhou na Booz Allien & Hamilton e Grupo Votorantim. Engenheiro graduado pela Universidade de São Paulo e cursou MBA na Stern School of Business (New York). Membro do Conselho da Associação Brasileira da Infraestrutura e Indústrias de Base (ABDIB) e líder do grupo de internacionalização de infraestrutura, e membro do Conselho Consultivo do Setor Privado (CONEX) ligado ao Ministério da Indústria e Comércio do Brasil.

Bruno Werneck
Bruno Werneck
Partner
São Paulo | Brasil
Segment: What role should the private sector play in delivering public infrastructure services? Best practices vs challenges - Can we dev
Biography:
Bruno counsels Brazilian and foreign clients on matters related to infrastructure projects, energy, oil and gas and mining. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions transactions, concessions, public-private partnerships, including PMIs, government purchases, project financing, tax; incentives and regulatory matters. He worked as a foreign associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and was a partner in the American law Firm of Mayer Brown. He is a Professor of graduate courses at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Cassio Viana de Jesus
Cassio Viana de Jesus
Superintendente Nacional de Fundos Especiais
São Paulo | Brasil
Segment: Bank Lender / CMBS
Biography:

Mr. Cassio Viana the Head of Alternative Investments, responsible for Private Equity, Infrastructure Funds, Real Estate Funds and FIDCs – Receivable Funds. Prior that, Mr. Viana was the head of infrastructure funds and structured credit funds at CAIXA, responding as fund manager. His academic background includes a BA in Management - Focus - International Trade at the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, and a MBA in Financial Economics and a Master Degree in Economics from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Cheryl Hanway
Cheryl Hanway
Head of Infrastructure Investments - Brazil
Segment: Infrastructure
Biography:

Cheryl Edleson Hanway currently heads IFC’s infrastructure investment team for Brazil. In this role, she leads IFC’s activities in the origination, structuring, execution, and asset management of debt and equity transactions across power & renewable energy, transportation & logistics, and water, sanitation & waste management sub-sectors. Cheryl has been with IFC since 2001 as an investment officer working on infrastructure investments across Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of California, Berkeley and a MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dênio Cidreira
Dênio Cidreira
Director
Odebrecht Infraestrutura (CNO)
São Paulo | Brazil
Segment: Infrastructure Holding Company
Biography:
Dênio Cidreira é diretor da Odebrecht Infraestrutura (CNO). É engenheiro químico formado pela UFBa e tem MBA pela FGV e Cranfield (Inglaterra). Também fez o Curso de Liderança de Inovação de Produto da Harvard Business School e o Curso para Conselheiros de Administração do IBGC. Está na Odebrecht desde 2002, onde começou como gerente de Novos Negócios da Braskem e acumulou experiência executiva e no conselho de diversas empresas do grupo: Santo Antonio Energia, Odebrecht Ambiental e Odebrecht Properties.
Guilherme Caixeta
Guilherme Caixeta
Vice President, Infrastructure
Biography:
Guilherme Caixeta é vice-presididente de Infraestrutura do GIC, responsável por coordenar investimentos em infraestrutura na América Latina. Antes, trabalhou na Patria Infrastructure como Investment officer (diretor) e como CEO/CFO de empresas de investimento. Previamente, atuou na Votorantim Novos Negócios e no Boston Consulting Group. É engenheiro mecânico formado pelo ITA e tem MBA pela Kellogg School of Management.
Gustavo Loyola
Gustavo Loyola
Sócio-Diretor
São Paulo | Brasil
Segment: Consultant / Advisor
Biography:

Doutor em economia pela EPGE-FGV, foi presidente do Banco Central em duas ocasiões (1992-1993 e 1995-1997). É sócio-fundador da Tendências Consultoria e participa de conselhos de administração de empresas no País e no exterior.

Julio Fontana Neto
Julio Fontana Neto
CEO
Curitiba | Brasil
Segment: Infrastructure Holding Company
Biography:

Engenheiro, mais de 35 anos de experiência, passagens na alta gestão de empresas como Alcan, Gerdau, MRS Logística, Rumo Logística e Rumo-ALL Logística.

Hamilton Amadeo
Hamilton Amadeo
CEO
São Paulo | Brasil
Segment: Hamilton Amadeo é engenheiro civil graduado pela Escola de Engenharia de Lins. Assumiu a liderança da Aegea em 2011, depois de c
Biography:
Hamilton Amadeo is a civil engineer graduated from the Lins School of Engineering. He took over Aegea's leadership in 2011 after coordinating the company's creation. With extensive experience in the infrastructure sector, he was director of C.R. Almeida and Ecovias dos Imigrantes, and also held the position of CEO of CIBE Participações e Empreendimentos. Throughout his career, he has worked closely with regulatory agencies in the design and implementation of operational models for utilities and also worked with acquisition of concessionaires’ control in the secondary market.
Leonardo Vianna
Leonardo Vianna
Diretor de Novos Negócios
São Paulo | Brasil
Segment: Infrastructure Holding Company
Biography:

Natural de Belo Horizonte, 62 anos, formado em Engenharia Civil pela FUMEC(1977) e Direito pela UNIP(2004). De 1976 a 1987 executando obras de grande porte como Anel de B.Hte, Rodovia dos Bandeirantes, Ferrovia do Aço, Ferrovia dos Carajás e Expressway N0.1 no IRAQ pela Construtora Mendes Junior. De 1988 a 1995 executivo da Mendes Junior, na área de Administração de Contratos e Assessoria da Diretoria Executiva. De 1996 a 2002 Diretor de Engenharia da Concessionária Rodovia Presidente Dutra. A partir de 2002 Diretor Desenvolvimento de Novos Negócios do Grupo CCR.

Marcos Almeida
Marcos Almeida
Managing Partner
São Paulo | Canadá
Segment: Asset/ Fund / Investment Manager (REIM)
Biography:

Marcos Almeida joined Brookfield Asset Management in 2003. He is a Managing Partner and the head of Brookfield Infrastructure in Brazil. Marcos has over 20 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance. His transaction experience includes hydro power plants, timber, telecom and transmission lines, toll roads, railways and Ports. Marcos has also raised private equity funds in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. Mr Almeida is a board member at Arteris, the biggest toll road company in Brazil by kilomters, VLI, a railway logistics company with over 8.000 km of railways and Vespucio Norte, an urban toll road in Santiago (Chile).

Petrônio Braz Junior
Petrônio Braz Junior
Diretor Presidente
Rio de Janeiro | Brasil
Segment: Construção Civil
Biography:
Petrônio Braz Junior é formado em Engenharia Civil pela Faculdade de Engenharia da Fundação de Ensino Superior de Passos. Realizou diversos cursos de especialização, entre eles um MBA em Gestão Empresarial pela FGV, o Programa de Gestão Avançada da Fundação Dom Cabral e o Programa de Gerenciamento Estratégico Global de Harvard. Ingressou na Construtora Queiroz Galvão como trainee em 1986. De 2006 a 2012, destacou-se na posição de diretor de Negócios para a América Latina e, em janeiro de 2013, assumiu a presidência da companhia.
Renato Sucupira
Renato Sucupira
President
São Paulo | Brazil
Segment: BF CAPITAL is a financial advisory engaged in the implementation of tailored financial solutions according to business and client needs.
Biography:
Civil Engineer from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and MBA in Corporate Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-RJ). Renato worked at BNDES between 1986 and 2004, with its main role being Director of BNDES-EXIM. Over the past seven years he has led an independent financial advisory company, with operations surpassing R$ 15 billion in project financing.
Roberto Deutsch
Roberto Deutsch
Diretor RI e Desenvolvimento de Negócios
São Paulo | Brazil
Segment: Diretor Comercial – Infraestrutura e Projetos Estruturados
Biography:
Roberto Deutsch é diretor de Relações com Investidores e Desenvolvimento de Negócios da Construtora Camargo Corrêa e CEO do Sistema Produtor São Lourenço (PPP). É formado em Engenharia Mecânica pela Faap e em Administração de Empresas pela Universidade Mackenzie. Está no grupo Camargo Corrêa desde 2004, período em que também já ocupou as posições de diretor de Project Finance e diretor de Equity Investment e Desenvolvimento de Negócios.
Sylvia Coutinho
Sylvia Coutinho
CEO - UBS Group, Brazil
UBS
Legal Advisory Board
Ana Cândida de Mello CarvalhoAna Cândida de Mello CarvalhoPartner - InfrastructureTozzini Freire Advogados
André DabusAndré DabusDirector - Infra., Power & UtilitiesMarsh
Bruno WerneckBruno WerneckPartnerMattos Filho
Mauro PenteadoMauro PenteadoPartnerMachado Meyer Advogados
Ricardo RussoRicardo RussoPartnerPinheiro Neto Advogados
Roberto LimaRoberto LimaSócioSouza Cescon Advogados
Roberto MartinsRoberto MartinsSócioTrench. Rossi e Watanabe Advogados
Rosane Menezes LohbauerRosane Menezes LohbauerSóciaMadrona Advogados
Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho
Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho
Partner - Infrastructure
Tozzini Freire Advogados
Segment: TozziniFreire has distinguished itself as a premier, full-service law firm by consistently providing legal services to companies in a wide variety of business sectors.
Biography:
Ana Cândida experience involves various Administrative Law matters: public procurement and government agreements, concession of public services, public-private partnerships, public companies, administrative corruption, accountability and fiscal responsibility, corporate social investment, regulated sectors, administrative proceedings with public and controlling entities (Audit Courts and Comptrollers). She participated in relevant infrastructure projects related to airport, port, railway and water and sewage sectors. She is internationally referenced in relevant legal guides, such as Chambers & Partners Latin America and The Legal 500.
André Dabus
André Dabus
Director - Infra., Power & Utilities
Marsh
Segment: Seguros
Biography:

André Dabus is Director of Infrastructure, Power & Utility of Marsh Brasil  , insurance broker authorized by Susep and lawyer formed by PUC-SP. He holds a postgraduate degree in Infrastructure Law from the FGV- SP and an executive MBA from Fundação Don Cabral. He is also professor of the MBA of Insurance and Reinsurance Law of ESSP- Escola Superior de Seguros Privados.

Bruno Werneck
Bruno Werneck
Partner
São Paulo | Brasil
Segment: What role should the private sector play in delivering public infrastructure services? Best practices vs challenges - Can we dev
Biography:
Bruno counsels Brazilian and foreign clients on matters related to infrastructure projects, energy, oil and gas and mining. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions transactions, concessions, public-private partnerships, including PMIs, government purchases, project financing, tax; incentives and regulatory matters. He worked as a foreign associate in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and was a partner in the American law Firm of Mayer Brown. He is a Professor of graduate courses at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Mauro Penteado
Mauro Penteado
Partner
Machado Meyer Advogados
Biography:
Mauro advises domestic and international clients in a broad range of matters involving Infrastructure & Energy, including mergers, acquisitions, project finance, PPP, public and regulatory issues. Mauro has significant experience in the ports, transportation, power and oil & gas sectors. He also has extensive experience representing companies in structuring complex PPPs arrangements, and mergers and acquisitions of regulated sectors.
Ricardo Russo
Ricardo Russo
Partner
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Segment: Ricardo Simões Russo é sócio da área corporativa do Pinheiro Neto Advogados desde 2009. Está focado em legislação financeira e b
Biography:

Ricardo Simões Russo é sócio da área corporativa do Pinheiro Neto Advogados desde 2009. Está focado em legislação financeira e bancária e securities. É graduado pela PUC-São Paulo e tem mestrado em Banking and Financial Law pela Boston University School of Law. Foi foreign associate de Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Roberto Lima
Roberto Lima
Sócio
Souza Cescon Advogados
Biography:
Roberto Lima Neto é sócio das áreas de Infraestrutura e Relações com o Governo, Project Finance e Banking e Finanças do Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados. Representa bancos e outras instituições financeiras, multinacionais, instituições multilaterais, companhias públicas e outros investidores numa ampla gama de transações bancárias, de infraestrutura e project finance, assim como em matérias de energia e indústrias reguladas. É graduado em Direito pela PUC-SP e especialista em Administração de Empresas pela FGV. Tem também mestrado em Direito (LLM) pela Duke University. Foi associado internacional a um grande escritório em Nova York e está autorizado a atuar tanto no Brasil quanto no estado de Nova York.
Roberto Martins
Roberto Martins
Sócio
Trench. Rossi e Watanabe Advogados
Segment: Trench Rossi Watanabe is one of the major Brazilian law firms, offering expertise in several legal areas and industries such as energy, technology, and life sciences.
Biography:

J. Roberto Martins is recognized as a leading lawyer in the Energy & Natural Resources areas in Brazil. Mr. Martins advises on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, privatization and post-privatization deals involving major Brazilian energy and infrastructure companies. He has been leading major privatizations, concessions, mergers, acquisitions and greenfield development projects in the power, natural gas, steel, sanitation, ports, toll roads and general infrastructure.

Rosane Menezes Lohbauer
Rosane Menezes Lohbauer
Sócia
Madrona Advogados
Segment: Infraestrutura e Regulatório
Biography:
Rosane de Menezes Lohbauer é graduada pela PUC-SP e tem MBA executivo internacional pela FGV. É sócia da área de Infraestrutura do Madrona Advogados e possui ampla experiência em Direito Público, estruturação de projetos de infraestrutura, regulação, contratos administrativos, project finance e assessoria de empresas na participação em processos licitatórios. Foi responsável pela implantação do primeiro projeto de PPP na área de saneamento em SP.

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Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Global Head of Infrastructure
GRI Club
About:

Pedro Nicolau is the Global Head of Infrastructure at the GRI and is responsible for coordinating GRI Club Infra activities in Latin America and other locations. He previously worked at Clarion Events, headed Brazil's Transport Infrastructure division, Mobility and Sanitation. He graduated from Unesp with a degree in International Relations.

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