Ernesto Moeri - Fundador
Ernesto Moeri has founded the Ekos Brasil Institute in 2001, aiming to promote and encourage sustainability and the preservation of the brazilian biodiversity. He graduated as a geologist at University of Bern, Switzerland, where he also became PhD in geology in 1975. Ernesto Moeri started his professional carreer as a mineral exploration geologist, working in the USA, Greenland, Bolivia and Brazil. He was the founder of Geoklock in 1980, today a leading company in the environmental technologies market.
Ana Cristina Moeri is president of the Ekos Brazil Institute. Master in Geography from the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Ana is a specialist in forest carbon projects and also has a Park Guard training course at SENAC / SP. She worked as Senior Project Coordinator for Latin America at First Climate. She is the author and co-author and reviewer of several Project Design Documents (PDD), and has assessed the risk profile of various carbon projects. She modeled biomass growth and the ex-ante generation of carbon credits on various forest carbon capture projects. She works at Ekos Brasil since 2011, where she has also acted as carbon and conservation projects coordinator.
Cristina Sancini is a Business Administrator, graduated from the School of Business Administration - ESAN. She is an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing from Business School São Paulo. Cristina has over 30 years of experience in the management area, having started her career in the area of export and import and later migrated to the administrative and financial area, acting as Corporate Director at Grupo ECOGEO S/A. In the Group, she was responsible for the administrative, accounting, financial, human resources, legal and governance areas. She is the Administrative and Financial Director of Instituto Ekos Brasil.
Ciça Wey de Brito
Maria Cecilia Wey de Brito earned a master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of São Paulo, as well as holding a bachelor’s degree in Agronomic Engineering from the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz ESALQ/USP. She held the position of CEO for WWF-Br for four years. For the Federal Government, she worked at the Ministry of the Environment as the National Secretary for Biodiversity and Forests. In the state government of São Paulo, she was the Director General of the Instituto Florestal and the Executive Director of the Fundação Florestal. She has been working at Ekos Brasil as project coordinator and institutional relations representative since 2016.
Jéssica Fernandes is a biologist with an emphasis on the Environment and a degree in Biological Sciences from the São Camilo University Center. She has worked with molecular biology research and basic education. At Ekos Brasil, she organized the first Solid Waste Management Seminar and currently works in the area of impact investments and Conservation Units.
Thiago Othero has thirteen years of experience with emissions reduction projects and corporate carbon management services. Graduated in Biological Sciences, he also completed a Master of Business Administration in Project Management. He was responsible for developing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction projects under the Clean Development Mechanism and under the voluntary carbon market. He worked on the elaboration of low carbon corporate strategies for companies in the financial, energy, industrial, civil aviation and sanitation sectors, among others. He has acted as Technical Coordinator in the process of creating the Ekos Social Platform and the Compromisso com o Clima Program.
Camila Dinat is an Agricultural Engineer and has a Degree in Agricultural Sciences, graduated in both courses from the University of São Paulo ESALQ / USP. She has experience in rural extension, agroecology and education, having worked with alternative methods of production and rural development with family farmers. She also has training in Urban Agriculture. Camila joined the Ekos Brazil team in 2013 and works with Conservation Unit Management Plans and biodiversity conservation projects.
Luciana Ferreira is an Environmental Engineer graduated from the University of São Paulo in 2018. Between 2014 and 2015, she participated in an academic exchange program for the United Kingdom, where she studied Earth and Environmental Science at Cardiff University. In 2017, she published the book “Energia Renovável no Brasil: Análise das Principais Fontes Energéticas Brasileiras”, published by EdUSP, in partnership with Frederico F. Mauad and Tatiana C. G. Trindade. She was an intern at Jacobs for 1,5 years, where she worked mainly with remediation and monitoring of contaminated areas, environmental licensing and due diligence projects. He currently works at the Ekos Institute as secretary of the NICOLE Latin America Network.
Marina Tiengo is an Environmental Manager, graduated from the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ - USP). She has experience with sustainable rural development projects with communities affected by dams; with environmental supervision of construction works; and coordinating popular education training processes with national and international organizations. She currently works at Instituto Ekos Brasil in biodiversity conservation projects.
Iago Rangel is an Environmental Manager graduated from the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities of the University of São Paulo (EACH / USP). Between 2016 and 2017 he did an academic exchange at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP / U.Porto), in Portugal; where he studied further the management and treatment of urban solid waste, focusing on policies and technologies applied in the metropolitan region of the city of Porto. During graduation, he approached the theme of socio-ecological limits and the Brazilian Forest Law. Has experience with projects aiming to generate carbon credits in the voluntary market, GHG inventories; technical-financial assessment, preparation and monitoring of socio-environmental projects.
Roberta Bonadio holds a degree in Public Administration from FGV and in Psychology from PUC-SP, worked with entrepreneurship focused on social impact and was responsible for training and developing social impact projects. She is an intern at the EKOS Brazil Institute and is part of the team responsible for the EKOS Social Platform and the Climate Commitment Program.
Sue Ann Galrão is Administrative-Financial Assistant, working in the general and financial administration of Instituto Ekos Brasil (purchases, accounts payable and accounts receivable). Professional photographer, she signs for the photos of Parque do Peruaçu, MG, in the calendars of the Institute. She worked for 14 years as an office manager at the Bahia office of the company Geoklock Ltda.
Jaime Ohata, is a geologist graduated from the Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rio Claro/SP and an Ekos Brazil Advisor. After his graduation in 1981, Jaime Ohata began his professional career as a mineral exploration geologist, working in the Amazon, Chile (region of Patagonia), Bolivia, Uruguay and Brazil. In 1987, he joined the Environmental Engineering company Geoklock, becoming managing partner in 1992. The company is today a market leader in environmental technology. Since 2014 Jaime acts as a consultant and independent counselor.
André Rebouças has a degree in geology, with a master's degree in hydrogeology and environment and a specialization in Environmental Law from the University of São Paulo (USP). With over 20 years of experience in the environmental market, he currently works as director of Environmental Analysis at Mérieux NutriSciences, working to expand the company's business through investments focused on customer service quality.
Araquém Alcântara is a photographer, editor, professor and journalist who graduated from the Faculty of Communication of Santos, and is one of the pioneers of ‘nature photography’ in Brazil, is considered to be one of the most important and influential photographers of the country today. Alcântara was the first photographer to visit all Brazilian National Parks, which he pursued during his 15 years of travel around the country. He has published 48 books about Brazilian nature and people, earning more than 70 literature and photography awards. Moreover, he is the first Brazilian photographer to produce two special editions for National geographic magazine: ‘Amazônia’ and ‘Bichos do Brasil’.
Délcio Rodrigues, is a physicist, environmentalist, entrepreneur, adviser for the Vitae Civilis Institute, and a consultant for the GSCC international network. He was one of the individuals responsible for bringing Greenpeace to Brazil and has worked as the director of the organization’s campaigns for several years. He was the Executive Director of Ekos Brasil, advisor to the Executive Secretariat of the Ministry of Environment, Global Team Leader of Greenpeace International, Coordinator of Instituto Akatu for Responsible Consumption, and also served as Energy Planning Analyst and Environemntal Relations at Jaakko Poyre and CESP.
Sonia Favaretto, journalist and broadcaster, Sonia has worked with sustainability for 15 years, having worked at BankBoston, FEBRABAN, Itaú Unibanco and B3. In 2016, she was recognized by the UN Global Compact as SDGPioneer, one of 10 people in the world who work to advance the progress of the SDGs globally. She is an external member of Petrobras' Safety, Environment and Health Committee, vice president of the CDP LA Board and Chair of GRI Brazil (Global Reporting Initiative).
Sergio Goldemberg studied Agronomic Engineering at the University of São Paulo (USP). After spending 22 years working with agricultural irrigation in both Brazilian and American companies, he founded Algae Biotecnologia, a company dedicated to the development of microbiological solutions for energy and environmental applications.
Christian Dobereiner, experienced geologist and businessman, having over 25 years of international experience working primarily in the extractive industries, but also for the government and as non-executive director of NGOs, particularly in South America. He has extensive national and international experience in strategy development and implementation focused on social and environmental issues, as well as a mediator and specialist in conflict resolution. He also has a track record of delivering continuous Social and Environmental Performance Improvement in organizations operating in increasingly socially complex and environmentally sensitive areas.
Paulo Artaxo, studied physics at the University of São Paulo (USP) and coordinates the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory at USP. He is a member of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Cliamte Change (IPCC), member of CONAMA (National Environment Council), and one of the most cited academics in Brazil. Currently, he works with impacts of global changes on the Amazonian ecosystem, as well as with environmental issues.
Hugo Maurer has a background in general engineering, economics and politics. He specialized his master's curriculum in circular economy, graduating at the Paris School of International Affairs. Passionate about exploring new governance frameworks and technical solutions enabling the switch towards a more sustainable and ethical society, he participated in different conferences. His focus so far has been to explore how circular economy could become an efficient framework to guide decision makers, in France and abroad. He first started working as a project manager and researcher at the French National Institute of Circular Economy, a think tank seeking to impulse this innovative paradigm.