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.
Carla Gaspar Primavera is the Superintendent of the Energy Area in BNDES Brazilian
Development Bank. She is responsible for the teams that overlook all financings for
power generation, transmission and distribution projects. Her teams also coordinate the
relationship between BNDES and other public and private institutions regarding these
projects. She is a BNDES tenure employee since 2000. Previous to this position she was
a lawyer within BNDES, during such period she developed a broad experience in
leading legal teams in analyzing the regulatory, contractual, corporate, financial and
environmental aspects of the projects, always aiming to achieve the long-term credit
goals in a sustainable manner.
She holds a law degree from UERJ, and has an MBA in Business Economics Law from
the Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
Marc Ruehs is the Market Development Team Lead for Brazil for Shell Energy. Marc Ruehs has 10 years of experience at Shell of which most in LNG and gas to power. Current responsibilities include heading the Origination effort for gas and being commercial lead in ongoing gas infrastructure projects.