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.
Tom HardyActing DirectorU.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
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.