With more than 40 years in the Brazilian Electric Sector, has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and a Master Degree in Power Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. Worked at ELETROBRÁS for 28 years in the Electrical System Operation Area, and came to the Board of Engineering Directory being responsible for coordinating the CCPE (Expansion Planning Committee). He was Director General of CEPEL (Research Center of ELETROBRÁS) for 8 years. He was Secretary of Mines and Energy Ministry until January 2001. He also was President of the National Committee of CIGRÉ-Brazil (Conference Internationale des Grands Réseaux Electriques) and International Coordinator of the Study Committee 38 of CIGRÉ (Power System Analysis and Techniques). Today he currently chairs the Brazilian Association of Thermoelectric Generators (ABRAGET) since 2001.
Thiago Barral was appointed the President of the Energy Research Office (EPE) on February 1, 2019. He has been at EPE since 2007. Prior to his appointment as President of EPE, Thiago was Director of Economic and Energy and Environmental Studies from February 2018 to January 2019. Among other duties, he was responsible for studies in energy demand, distributed generation, energy efficiency, emission reduction targets for the energy industry, georeferenced base management, long-term energy and technology prospects. He previously served as the Head of the Department of Project Studies and Development where he coordinated the process of technical qualification and calculation of the price-ceiling in the electricity auctions, the supply studies for the isolated systems, and the feasibility studies of hydropower projects. At the same department, he served as Deputy Superintendent from September 2013 to September 2016. Thiago holds a degree in Civil Engineering from UFJF, a Master in Water Resources and Environment from COPPE / UFRJ and a post-graduate degree in Public Administration from FGV-RJ.
Carlos Alexandre Da Costa – He graduated in Economics from the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), and obtained a Master’s degree and a PhD (ABD) in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a Director at the BNDES (The Brazilian Development Bank), where he was responsible for the Planning Division, the Credit Division, the Information Technology and Processes Division, and for the Bank’s Communications Department. He also was president of the Instituto de Performance e Liderança (Institute of Performance and Leadership), executive resident of JP Morgan and partner-director of Ibmec Educacional. Mr. Da Costa is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian. During his professional career, he has acquired extensive experience in the academic sector as a Professor of Economics and Finance at Ibmec, at UERJ, and at the Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais.
Mr. Angelo da Silva received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Federal University of Alagoas in 1998, a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation in 2001, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Brasília in 2009. He also studied the regulation of games and lotteries in the University of Nevada.
Mr. Angelo da Silva is a career researcher of the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), having previously served in several lead positions in the public service, including:
– Secretary of Fiscal Monitoring, Energy, and Lottery (SEFEL, 2018); SEFEL’s Deputy Secretary for Fiscal Governance and Lottery Regulation (SEFEL, 2016-2018); General Coordinator of Fiscal Policy of the Secretariat of Economic Policy of the Ministry of Finance (SPE, 2003- 2004; 2007-2008) and
– Secretary of Strategic Projects in the government of Maceió (2013-2016).
He is an expert in public finance, with several works published in newspapers, magazines, specialized journals, seminars and book chapters. Received the first prize in both UN ECLAC’s 2007 Fiscal Policy Contest and the 2008 Public Finance Contest organized by Brazil’s Budget Department.
Décio Fabricio Oddone da Costa has graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and has studied Petroleum Engineering at Petrobras. He has attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and the Advanced Management Programme at the Insead. He was awarded an honorary PhD in Education from Universidad de Aquino, in Bolivia. He has worked at Petrobras and subsidiaries in Brazil, Angola, Libya, Bolivia (of which he was the CEO) and Argentina (of which he was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors). Indicated by Petrobras, he was the Vice-President of Braskem. He was also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Innova S.A. and Braskem-Idesa S.A.P.I, and Director of Oil and Gas Projects at Prumo Logística S.A. He was the President of the Bolivian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and the Argentine Chamber of the Oil Industry. Since 2016, he has been the
Director-General of the ANP.
ANP – Brazilian Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels
The Brazilian Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels is the regulation authority for the activities within the oil, natural gas and biofuels industry in Brazil. The federal agency, which reports to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, runs the national policy for the sector, focusing on the assurance of fuel supply and the interests of consumers.
From well to wheel: the Agency regulates more than 130 thousand companies, from oil and gas exploration and production in the Brazilian sedimentary basins to the procedures to guarantee the quality of fuels distributed to the final consumer. The ANP´s objectives include: to establish the regulations for the operation of oil, gas and biofuels companies, to promote bidding rounds for exploration and production of oil and natural gas and to inspect the activities performed by regulated industries in Brazil.
Mr. Wilson Witzel is a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, Master in Civil Procedure and was Professor of Economic Criminal Law for more than 20 years. He worked in institutions such as the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).
Born in Jundiaí (State of São Paulo) on 19th February 1968, at age 19 he moved to Rio, where he became Marine and later Public Defender.
He joined the Judiciary in 2001, when he became Federal Judge and worked in civil and criminal courts, including the fight against organized crime. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Witzel served as President of the Association of Federal Judges of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo (Ajuferjes).
After 17 years as Federal Judge, he left the judiciary and joined the politics. He became member of Partido Social Cristão (Christian Social Party) in March 2018. In his first election, he was elected to the position of State Governor with 4.7 million votes (60% of valid votes).