BUSINESS EXPERIENCE: Mr. Rodrigo Costa Lima joined Petrobras in 2005 having held several managerial roles in the Exploration & Production, Gas & Power, and Strategy areas including Executive Gas and Energy Manager between June 2019 and January 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Rodrigo Costa Lima was the executive manager for Strategy. He has also managed activities related to exploration and production. Additionally, Mr. Rodrigo Costa Lima was chairman of the Board of Directors of some Petrobras subsidiaries.
EDUCATION: Mr. Rodrigo Costa Lima holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidade Católica de Salvador. He has also a master’s degree in Business Administration from IBMEC, as well as a MBA in Corporative Finance from Fundação Getulio Vargas
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.
Aziz Bamik joined GTT, the leading engineering company in the shipping and storage of LNG and other liquefied gases, in 1999 and has served as General Manager of wholly-owned subsidiary GTT North America (GTT NA) in Houston since its formation in 2013. Based in Houston, he manages all the activities in the American continents.
Before assuming this position, he occupied various positions at GTT SA in France, including R&D Engineer, Project Manager, and Director of Business Development. As Project Manager, for nine years he was in charge of the relationships with Shipbuilding Yards (China, Korea, Japan) with the delivery of approximately 100 LNG carriers, including the Regas-LNGCs, Large and very Large LNGCs for Qatari Projects, etc. As Director of Business Development, for almost four years he was in charge of the relationships with Shipowners, Charterers, Gas Companies, EPCs, Engineering Companies, Classification Societies, etc.
Mr. Bamik is currently a member of AAPA (American Association of Port Authorities), NAMEPA (North American Marine Environmental Protection Association), and Program Committee of the LNG X events, the largest international LNG event. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to SGMF, SIGTTO, U.S. Coast Guard Senior Executive Forums, and other prominent industry events around the world.
In early 2017 Mr. Bamik was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award for his advocacy of the safe, clean, and secure transport and use of liquefied gases within the maritime industry.
In February 2018, Mr. Bamik has been nominated as French Foreign Trade Advisor for the French Government.
Mr. Bamik received his degree in Engineering in France.
Gerente Geral de Logística de Gás e Energia (desde out/2018)
Gerente Geral de Operações Logísticas de GN e GNL (ago/2016 – out/2018)
Gerente Geral de Suporte à Logística de Gás Natural (abr/2014 – ago/2016)
Gerente de Recebimento, Transporte e Tratamento (ago/2012 – mar/2014)
Gerente de Participações nas Transportadoras (mar/2011 – jul/2012)
Graduated in Economics from the University of Brasilia (UnB) in 2010, and MBA in Finance from Ibmec in 2014, he has extensive experience in the regulatory universe and institutional relations in the energy sectors. Starting his career at the Energy Coordination of the Ministry of Finance in Brasilia, he was also part of Abraceel’s technical team, which represents the energy traders, with great interaction with the entire chain of economic agents of the electricity sector and regulatory authorities. He also worked at Abrace, which brings together major energy consumers, with broad participation in tariff reviews and presentations at public hearings of regulators such as ANP and Aneel. Rivaldo joined Gas Energy team in 2015 as technical manager, becoming partner and Technical Director in 2017. Two years later he assumed the position of CEO of the company
Sylvie D’Apote is Executive Director for Natural Gas at the Brazilian Institute for Petroleum and Gas (IBP). She has an Economics Degree from the University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, and a Master’s Degree in Energy Technology from the Imperial College, London, UK.
Prior to joining the IBP in May 2021, Ms. D’Apote accumulated more than 25 years of experience as an oil & gas specialist and energy consultant, working for international and Brazilian consulting firms and in international organizations such as the OECD and the IEA.
In 2013, Sylvie founded the consulting firm PRYSMA E&T Consultores, which she headed until April of this year. Prior to that, between 2003 and 2013, Sylvie served as Deputy Director of Gas for the Southern Cone at IHS-CERA and as Managing Partner at Gas Energy.
Before settling in Brazil in 2003, Sylvie led the Latin America Program at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris and was a senior economist at WEFA Energy in London.