The E+ Panel is the advisory board of the E+ Institute. The board consists of renowned experts who identify and discuss the fundamental issues of energy transition in order to formulate and anticipate long-term solutions.
Luiz Augusto Barroso
E+ Panel President
CEO of PSR. From 2016 to 2018 he was president of the Energy Research Company (EPE-MME). In 2018, he was also a visitor at the International Energy Agency (IEA), working on the Clean Energy Transition Program, which studies the energy transition in emerging economies. Before joining EPE, Luiz Barroso was a partner and technical director of PSR for 17 years. He is also an associate researcher at the University of Comillas, in Madrid, and a professor at the School of Regulation in Florence, Italy. He is an associate editor of IEEE Power & Energy Magazine. He was associate editor of the magazine IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids. He is the chair of the Power Systems Operations, Planning and Economics Committee of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, where he is a senior member. In 2010, he received the IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award. He was coordinator of the Electricity and Regulation Markets (C5) committee of Cigré Brasil from 2010 to 2014 and is a member of the steering committee of SC C5 of Cigré Internacional. He is the author and co-author of more than 200 scientific articles in journals and conferences on topics related to competitive energy markets. He has a degree in mathematics and a doctorate in Systems Engineering (optimization) from COPPE / UFRJ, Brazil.
Alessandro Molon is a lawyer and professor of Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), in addition to having a BA and master's degree in History from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). Currently, he is serving his third term as a federal deputy, affiliated to the PSB, and is the Leader of the Opposition in the Chamber. He drafted the Free Internet Law (Civil Rights Framework for the Internet) and is the co-author of the constitutional amendment that guarantees the access of everybody to justice through a strengthened Public Defender's Office. He also coordinated the Environmental Parliamentary Front for two years. For his resolute performance in Congress, in 2017, he was selected as the Best Federal Deputy of Brazil. In 2018, he was the Parliamentarian who Best Combats Corruption and Organized Crime. Both were given by the jury of the Congress in Focus Award, which is the most prestigious in the area. Before arriving at the Chamber in Brasília, he served two terms as a state deputy in the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj), where he presided over the Commission of Human Rights and Citizenship and the Commission of Culture.
Ana Toni is the executive director of Institute for Climate and Society (iCS) and a founding partner of GIP (Public Interest Management). She is an economist and has a doctorate in Political Science. She has a long history of working and supporting projects aimed at social justice, the promotion of public policies, and in the area of the environment and climate change and philanthropy. Ana was chair of the board of Greenpeace International (2010 and 2017), director of the Ford Foundation in Brazil (2003-2011) and of ActionAid Brasil (1998-2002). In addition to being a member of the board of GIFE, WINGS, ITS and Wikimedia, she is currently a member of the Network of Brazilian Female Leaders for Sustainability and on the boards of Agência Pública, Gold Standard Foundation, Instituto Escolhas, ClimaInfo, Instituto República, Baobá Fund for Racial Equality, and Transparency International.
André Araujo is the president of Shell Brasil Petróleo, with over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Highlighted among the most striking achievements under his management are the consolidation of the Raízen joint venture, the participation in the Libra megaproject consortium – the first under the production sharing regime in the Brazilian pre-salt – and the approval of the combination with BG Group. In previous positions, he has accumulated experience in several business areas, such as trade and relations with the government. He is a director of the Brazilian Petroleum Institute (IBP), the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development – CEBDS (WBCSD branch), the Ethos Institute and the Museum of Tomorrow (CONMAM, Rio de Janeiro). He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from UFRJ and an MBA from IBMEC-São Paulo.
Andre Sales is a partner of Pátria Investimentos and is responsible for investments in infrastructure. He was a co-founder and co-president of ERSA, a company that gave rise to CPFL Energias Renováveis. He is a member of the board of directors of several companies controlled by Pátria, in the energy, logistics and telecommunications sectors. Previously, he was the general manager of energy management and operations at Vale (2002-2003) and advisor to the executive board of BNDES, with an active participation in the Management Chamber of the Crisis in the Electric Sector in the 2001 energy rationing. He has worked at JPMorgan in São Paulo and New York, in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance (1996-2000). He has a degree in Production Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP).
Caio Koch-Weser is the president of the Advisory Council of the European Climate Foundation. Koch-Weser served in several high-level positions at the World Bank in Washington from 1973 to 1999. From 1999 to 2005, he was Secretary of State for Finance of the German government. His responsibilities included international finance (secretary of the G-7), European economic and financial affairs, as well as capital markets, the banking system and insurance. Between 2003 and 2005, Caio Koch-Weser served as chair of the European financial and economic committee, a committee formed by officers from the treasury and directors from the Central Bank to prepare European ministerial meetings (euro group and ECOFIN). He was also chair of the supervisory council of BaFin (the supervisory agency of German banks and insurance companies). From 2006 to 2016, he was vice-president of the Deutsche Bank group. He has also served as an external director of the board of the BG Group (2010-2016). Other current activities include: member of the council of the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington, member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (NCE) and a member of the board of the Center for European Reform (CER), in London. Caio Koch-Weser studied Economics in Germany.
Elena Landau is a member of the Academic Council of Livres (since 2018), a member of the advisory council of Comgas and is on the board of directors of MAM. She is an economist and a lawyer, with a prominent role in the implementation of structural reforms in the Brazilian state. She is a voice of reference, especially in issues related to the Brazilian electric sector. She has been a partner of the law firm Sergio Bermudes since 2007. She is recognized by the Latin American edition of the Chambers and Partners magazine, as one of the main Brazilian lawyers for her work in the area of regulation of the electric sector. She was a professor at the department of Economics of PUC-RJ (1981-2004) and at the Law School of FGV/RJ. She served as an economic advisor to the presidency of the PSDB (as one of the main economists of the PSDB for 25 years, resigning from the party in 2017), and she was director of the area responsible for the National Program of Denationalization (during the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso). She was also a director of the Rio de Janeiro Stock Exchange, of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, of CEMIG – Centrais Elétricas de Minas Gerais, and is chair of the board of Eletrobras. She has a BA in Economics and Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO) and a master's degree in Economics from PUC-RIO.
Fernando Coelho Filho is in his fourth term as Federal Deputy of Pernambuco for the DEM after being reelected in the 2018, 2014, 2010 and 2006 elections. He is a business administrator and Brazilian politician, and an ex-Minister of Mines and Energy of Brazil in the government of Michel Temer (2016-2018). He was elected the youngest federal deputy in the 2006 elections.
Isabel Lustosa is a member of Ulhôa Canto (since 1997) and a partner (since 2005). She works mainly in the area of electric energy, with extensive experience in regulatory matters, administrative and judicial litigation, arbitration, bidding processes, projects and mergers and acquisitions in this sector. The team that she leads at Ulhôa Canto has always been classified in first place in the ranking of several international publications, such as Chambers, Legal 500, and Latin Lawyer, among others. She is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association and the New York Bar Association. She was a foreign associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, in New York (1996-1997). She has a degree from UERJ and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Harvard Law School.
Izabella Teixeira has been co-chair of the UN International Resource Panel (IRP/UNEP) since 2017. She is a former Minister of the Environment (2010-2016), a member of the board of UN DESA, a member of the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation of IRENA (since 2018), and a senior member in Climate Change and Land Use at CEBRI (since 2017). She is a Senior Fellow of Climate Change and the Environment at the Brazilian Center of International Relations, President of Honor of the Environmental Council of ACRJ, and executive director of the company New Tracks Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento (since 2017). She received the UN Global Environment Award as a global political leader in the environment (2013). She was an environmental analyst (retired), at the Ministry of the Environment (1985-2015). She has a PhD in Environmental Planning, Environmental Policies, Energy and Climate Change from COPPE/UFRJ.
Jerson Kelman has been a professor of Water Resources at COPPE-UFRJ since 1974. He was one of the creators, director and president of ABRH. He chaired the task force appointed by President Fernando Henrique Cardoso to investigate and explain the rationing of electric energy in 2001. He was president of SABESP (2015-2018), intervenor of ENERSUL (2013-2014), president of the Grupo Light (2010-2012 ), partner of BR-Investimentos (2009), director-general of ANEEL (2005-2008), president of ANA (2001-2004), special advisor to the Minister of the Environment (1999-2000), consultant of the World Bank (1997- 1998), technical director of SERLA (1991-1996), and a researcher at CEPEL (1976-1990). He is a director of ENEVA, EVOLTZ, IGUÁ, FEBRABAN and FBDS. He was a director of ONS, SABESP, ELETROPAULO, COSESP, ABDIB, ABENGOA (in Spain), UNESCO-IHE (in the Netherlands), CNPE, CMSE, CONAMA, CNRH, FIESP, FIRJAN (energy committee), WORLD BANK (Advisory Council of Water Global Practice), GWP, and SWW (scientific committee of the Stockholm World Water Week). He has written two books, "Cheias e Aproveitamentos Hidroelétricos" (1983) and "Desafios do Regulador" (2009). Jerson has a degree in Civil Engineering from EE/UFRJ (1971), a master’s degree in Hydraulics from COPPE/UFRJ (1973), a doctorate in Hydrology and Water Resources from the Colorado State University (1976), and is an associate professor at EE/UFRJ. He received the King Hassan II Prize, by indication of the World Water Council (2003).
Joaquim Levy held various positions at the International Monetary Fund from 1992 to 1999. He was a visiting economist at the European Central Bank from 1999 to 2000. From 2010 to 2014, he was superintendent director of Bradesco Asset Management S.A. Distribuidora de Titulos e Valores Mobiliários, belonging to Banco Bradesco S.A. In 2016, he joined the World Bank Group as financial director. In the government, he occupied different positions, such as Deputy Secretary of Economic Policy of the Ministry of Finance, Chief Economist of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management, Secretary of the National Treasury, Minister of Finance of the Federative Republic of Brazil, and president of BNDES, having also been Secretary of Finance of the State of Rio de Janeiro. He has a doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago (1992), a master’s degree in Economics from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (1987) and a degree in Naval Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Joísa Campanher Dutra Saraiva is the founder and director, since 2010, of the Infrastructure Regulation Center (FGV CERI), and professor at the Post-Graduate School of Economics at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. She was director of the National Agency for Electric Energy (ANEEL) (2005-2009), and a member, since 2014, of the Global Future Council - The Future of Energy of the World Economic Forum. She is president of the Energy Council of the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro. She is also coordinator of the Master’s Program in Finance and Business Economics at the Post-Graduate School of Economics at FGV. She is a member of the Innovation Council of E-DSO, which is an association that brings together European operators of electric networks. In 2010, she was Visiting Professor at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School (Harvard University). In the first half of 2013, she participated in the Australian Leadership Award Fellowship Program, an award of the Australian government. Publisher of the Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries. She has several articles published in peer reviewed periodicals and magazines, and in books in Brazil and abroad.
Jorge Camargo has worked in the oil industry for over 40 years. He has a degree in Geology from the University of Brasília, with a master's degree in Geophysics from the University of Texas. For 27 years, he worked at Petrobras, in Brazil and abroad, where was superintendent of exploration of the Ceará-Potiguar basins, general manager of Petrobras in the United Kingdom, president of Braspetro, and a member of the executive board of Petrobras, responsible for the international area. He also worked for Statoil, now Equinor, initially as senior vice president, at their headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, and later as president of Equinor in Brazil. In 2010, he redirected his professional activity towards consultancy and boards of companies and organizations, and is now a member of the boards of directors of the Ultrapar Group and Prumo Logística Global. He chaired the Brazilian Institute of Oil, Gas and Biofuels (IBP) and is currently an emeritus member of its board of directors. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), responsible for the Center of Energy.
Mario Veiga Pereira is an electrical engineer with a master's degree and doctorate in Optimization. He founded PSR in 1987 and was CEO of the company until December 2018, when he became Chief Innovation Officer (CINO). In Brazil, he advised most international and local investors on contracting strategies, acquisitions and investments in new capacity. He was the main presidential advisor in the management of the 2001 energy crisis and in the design of the new rules for the electric market in 2004. He was the main formulator of the energy contracting auctions of the country, co-designed the Brazilian bioelectricity program (sugarcane biomass), and developed methodologies for wind energy auctions. Some of his recent international consultancy activities include the development of a generation planning model for the Pacific Northwest of the USA, a price forecasting system for the Scandinavian Nord Pool, an overhaul of the electricity markets in Turkey, Vietnam and Mexico, a study of interconnection of 8 South American countries, and studies for the integration of renewable generation in several countries worldwide. He is a leading developer of advanced optimization methods. His stochastic dynamic dual programming (SDDP) algorithm is a worldwide reference and is applied in dozens of countries. He has also developed new methods for optimal expansion planning and supply reliability evaluation. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, an elected member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He received the Presidential Medal of Rio Branco for his contribution to the Brazilian electric sector, the Scientific Merit Medal for his research contributions and is a co-recipient of the Franz Edelman Award, for the development of stochastic optimization tools for the operation of hydrothermal systems. He is the author and co-author of four books and almost 200 articles in international periodicals.
Mauricio Bähr is currently president of the ENGIE Group in Brazil and president of the board of directors of several companies of the group: ENGIE Brasil Energia, TAG - Transportadora Associada de Gás and ESBR - Energia Sustentável do Brasil - Jirau Project. He was chair of the board of ONS - National Operator of the Brazilian Interconnected System for 10 years and, since 2017, continues as a member of the board of directors of ONS. He was financial director of Serra da Mesa Energia S.A., in 1997, financial director of Nacional Energética S.A., and was a member of the board of Iven S.A., until 1997, when he joined the ENGIE Group. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Systems Analysis, an MBA from Coppead-UFRJ, and received a degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Berkeley (USA).
Paulo Jerônimo Bandeira de Mello Pedrosa (1961) is president of Abrace - Brazilian Association of Large Industrial Consumers of Energy and Free Consumers. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brasília (UnB). He has an MBA from FIA-USP and participated in the STC and PGA programs, of the Don Cabral Foundation, with Kellogg (Chicago - USA) and INSEAD (Fontainebleau - FR) and the course in Utility Regulation, Corpus Christi College (Oxford - UK). He was a professor of the MBA courses in Energy at IBMEC-Rio and FGV-SP, of post-graduation in Energy Law at the Cândido Mendes University and in courses at USP, Unifei and UnB. He was a partner at Celeste Engenharia, a designer of SHPs. He worked at Eletronorte (power plant project), at Chesf (assistant chair) and at the Infrastructure Commission of the Federal Senate. He was director of the National Agency for Electric Energy (Aneel) and president of Abraceel - Brazilian Association of Energy Traders. He participated on the boards of the Operador Nacional do Sistema (ONS), Itaipu Binacional, and the distributors Light and Cemar. He is a director of Equatorial Energia and a member of the National Forum of Industry of the CNI. He was executive secretary of the Ministry for Mines and Energy and Interim Minister of State for Mines and Energy (MME).
Pedro Malan was Minister of Finance during the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, chaired the Central Bank during the implementation of the Real Plan and was the negotiator responsible for the restructuring of the Brazilian external debt in the early 1990s. He represented Brazil in the executive boards of the World Bank and the IDB in Washington and at the UN, in New York. He is currently a member of boards of companies in Brazil and abroad, and professor of the department of Economics at PUC-Rio, where he graduated in Engineering. Malan also has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Berkeley, California.
Samuel Pessoa has a doctorate in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP). He is currently a partner at Reliance in São Paulo, a researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Economics of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, and a columnist for the Folha de São Paulo newspaper. He has experience in the area of growth and economic development, working mainly on issues related to taxation, expenditure and education in Brazil. He is the author of several academic articles published in national and international magazines. He won the Haralambos Semionidis Award– ANPEC for the best thesis of 1995.
Solange Ribeiro joined Neoenergia in 2004, as executive director of Regulation and the Environment. In the 2012 - 2017 period, she was the chief executive officer of the company. She is on the board of directors of several companies of the group, including Coelba, Celpe and Cosern, in addition to Norte Energia S.A. She is vice president of the board of directors of the Operador Nacional do Sistema – ONS. She is a member of the board of the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Base Industries – ABDIB. She participates in the National Management Committee of the Projetos Juntos and the Council of Leaders of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development – CEBDS. She was also a member of the Council for Economic and Social Development – CDES. With 35 years’ experience, she has built an ascending career in the Brazilian electric sector, with senior management positions in large companies, such as Chesf and Eletropaulo. She worked as a consultant at the National Economic Research Associates in Washington, DC. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Pernambuco, and a master's degree in the same subject from PUC-Rio. She was a visiting researcher at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, in London.
Teresa Liporace is the executive director of the Brazilian Institute for Consumer Protection (Idec). She has a degree in Chemical Engineering from UFRJ, a master’s degree in Production Engineering, specializing in Technological Innovation and Quality, from (COPPE/UFRJ) and Specialization in Regulation from the George Washington School of Business. She has extensive experience in the field of civil society organizations in Brazil, with a focus on the preparation and monitoring of public policies, in addition to over 20 years’ experience in consumer protection. She has been a member of several technical councils and committees in federal executive bodies as a representative of civil society.
Thiago Barral has been employed at the Energy Research Company (EPE) since 2007. In February 2019, he was appointed president of EPE. Before assuming the presidency, he was director of economic, energy and environmental studies from February 2018 to January 2019. He was mainly responsible for conducting studies of the market and demand of energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency, environmental studies of hydroelectric plants and transmission lines, reduction targets of emissions from the energy sector, management of georeferenced bases, and long-term energy and technological studies. Previously, he was the supervisor of generation projects in the coordination of the process of technical qualification and the calculation of the price ceiling in the energy auctions, in the planning of the supply to isolated systems, in the development of inventory studies, and the technical and economic viability of hydroelectric plants. In the same department, he was deputy supervisor from September 2013 to September 2016. Thiago has a degree in Civil Engineering from UFJF, a master’s degree in Water Resources and the Environment from COPPE/UFRJ, and a post-graduate qualification in Public Administration from FGV-RJ.