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Alexandre Aguiar de Brito

Alexandre Aguiar de Brito photo General counsel | Santo Antonio Energia

Alexandre Aguiar de Brito, has continued to impress as general counsel of Santo Antônio Energia, an energy conglomerate charged with the construction and operation of the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Plant as part of the federal Growth Acceleration Program (PAC) projects. Operational since 2012, the plant produces hydroelectricity supplying a large portion of Northern Brazil and …

Alexandre Barenco Ribeiro

Alexandre Barenco Ribeiro photo Executive legal manager | Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social (Petros)

Alexandre Barenco Ribeiro currently serves as executive legal manager at Petros having had an extensive career in public and private institutions as a legal counsel and attorney. Prior to joining Petros, Ribeiro’s career included stints as a professor at the State School of Magistrates and being an owner and partner of Barenco & Gabrich Advogados, …

Alexandre Barreto Tostes

Alexandre Barreto Tostes photo Legal manager | UnitedHealth Group Brasil - Amil

Alexandre Barreto Tostes is an experienced lawyer having spent nearly 15 years in-house and in private practice management roles at some of the largest Brazilian multinationals. Tostes is an expert in government and institutional relations, as well as economic and competition law, business law, administrative law, regulatory, and human rights. He serves as legal manager …

Alexandre D’Ambrosio

Alexandre D’Ambrosio photo General counsel | Vale

A distinguished figure in the in-house legal industry in Brazil, Alexandre D’Ambrosio joined Vale as general counsel in March 2018. He brings over 20 years of corporate legal in-house experience across a variety of industries, from financial markets, metals and mining, IT and telecoms in Brazil and the United States where he completed his LLM …

Alfredo Santana

Alfredo Santana photo Legal and corporate compliance director Latin America | Volvo do Brasil

Alfredo Santana started his career at Umicore (previously Degussa) where he worked for nine years. In 2003 he joined Honda Motors as a legal supervisor and was later promoted to manager of legal and corporate affairs in Manaus. In 2010, he moved to Sony Electronics and then in 2014, joined Volvo initially as manager of …

Aline de Almada Messias

Aline de Almada Messias photo Legal and compliance director | Hospital Sírio Libanês

Since 2017, Aline de Almada Messias has served as director of legal and compliance at Hospital Sírio Libanês, a hospital founded by Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to Brazil in 1921 which has become a major institution for treatment and research across São Paulo and other locations in Brazil. With a 20-year legal career in the …

Amira Chammas

Amira Chammas photo Head of legal | Formitex

Amira Chammas has extensive experience within and leading in-house legal departments in Brazilian and multinational companies such as Walmart, and PepsiCo, as well as working at PwC and Demarest Almeida. Her legal expertise spans M&A, litigation, tax planning and consulting, crisis and risk management including recall, compliance and other matters. She has excelled in restructuring …

Ana Carolina Pescarmona

Ana Carolina Pescarmona photo Head of legal and compliance department – Hygiene and Home | Reckitt Benckiser Brasil

Ana Carolina Pescarmona is a seasoned attorney with 20 years of in-house counsel experience with multi-national corporations in Brazil. At Reckitt Benckiser (RB) Brazil, she has risen through the ranks and in 2015 became responsible for the legal and compliance department in Brazil. Reporting to the legal director for Latin America, she leads a team …

Ana Luiza Duarte de Barros Dourado

Ana Luiza Duarte de Barros Dourado photo General counsel, legal director | Grupo Verzani e Sandrini

Ana Luiza Duarte de Barros Dourado has been the general counsel and legal director of Grupo Verzani e Sandrini, a full-facilities services and parking garage company since 2017. Managing a 25 lawyer team, she handles all management contracts and litigation across all Brazilian states. With over 21 years of experience, 15 in the role of …

Ana Luiza Duarte de Barros Dourado

Ana Luiza Duarte de Barros Dourado photo General counsel, legal director | Grupo Verzani e Sandrini

Ana Luiza Duarte de Barros Dourado has been the general counsel and legal director of Grupo Verzani e Sandrini, a full-facilities services and parking garage company since 2017. Managing a 25 lawyer team, she handles all management contracts and litigation across all Brazilian states. With over 21 years of experience, 15 in the role of …

Ana Paula Saunders

Ana Paula Saunders photo Specialist tax lawyer | Vale

Ana Paula Saunders is an experienced international and Brazilian tax specialist with a strong background in litigation affairs. Since joining Vale in 2011, she has had responsibility over around 500 domestic cases, the largest international tax case of the company, co-responsibility for in-direct tax cases, and responsibility for central management reports on tax matters for …

Ana Sílvia Dias Haynes

Ana Sílvia Dias Haynes photo General counsel and chief compliance officer Latin America | Essilor

Ana Sílvia Dias Haynes is a Brazilian qualified lawyer with over 22 years of experience working for and advising multinational and Brazilian-based companies in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. She practiced in the São Paulo office of Baker & McKenzie between 1997 and 2005 as part of the energy and …

Andre Areno

Andre Areno photo Chief legal counsel | Gerdau

With more than decade of legal experience in the steel industry, Andre Areno first joined Gerdau in 2007 and became chief legal counsel and secretary to the board in 2016. A specialist in corporate law with substantial in-house legal experience. Areno is adept in overseeing all of the legal department’s drafting, M&A, energy, international trade, …

Andrea Marçon Bocabello

Andrea Marçon Bocabello photo General counsel and corporate secretary | Fleury

Andrea Marçon Bocabello has been working in the Latin American region as in-house counsel for Brazilian and US companies for the last 15 years and has served in senior executive roles, as a director since 2010. Fleury is a top tier Brazilian HealthCare Services company, publicly traded, and headquartered in São Paolo. It has 9,000 …

Antonio Basilio

Antonio Basilio photo Head of legal and corporate affairs | Enel Brasil

Antonio Basilio provides Enel Brasil with over 30 years of legal experience including a successful career in private practice, as partner at Gouvêa Vieira Advogados, and extensive in-house experience in the energy sector. He has served as head of legal and corporate affairs at Enel Brasil since 2003 and is a specialist in corporate law, …

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