Executive Board, Board of Directors and Committees
Board of Directors
Roberto Lucio Cerdeira Filho is an Associate Partner in the infrastructure area of Pátria Investimentos, serves as investment director. Previously, he was executive director of Para Bem, one of the companies in Pátria Investimentos’ portfolio in the parking segment. Mr. Cerdeira started his career at Pátria Investimentos in 2011 as an investment director. Before joining Pátria Investimentos, Mr. Cerdeira worked for Evercore Partners in the Mergers & Acquisitions team in London and for Gulf Capital Partners, a Brazilian company with real estate investments, financial services and renewable energy. Mr. Cerdeira has extensive experience in different sectors such as logistics, water treatment, real estate, energy and financial services. Mr. Cerdeira graduated in Business Administration at PUC-Rio and has an MBA from the London Business School.
At Patria Investimentos since 2012, Michell Fontes acts as Director of the infrastructure area. From 2016 to 2018, Michell Fontes worked at ARGO (Patria’s invested company) as Financial and New Business Manager. In 2022, he was elected a member of the Board of Directors of Hidrovias do Brasil for a 2-year term. Before joining Patria, he worked at A.T. Kearney, a strategic consulting firm. Michell Fontes graduated in Aeronautical Mechanical Engineering at ITA (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica).
At Patria since July 2021, Felipe Caram acts as Head of Finance of the infrastructure area. With more than 20 years of experience, between 2009 and 2019 he worked as Chief Financial Officer in companies such as Toyota Tsusho Corporation, NovaAgri and Amyris Brasil. He also worked as Controller at GE between 2006 and 2009 and, before that, as Supervisor at PwC. Felipe Caram graduated in Accounting Sciences at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and holds an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral.
Bruno Augusto Sacchi Zaremba is Head of the Private Equity team and member of the Board of Directors of many companies from Vinci’s portfolio, such as Burger King, Cecrisa, Austral and Uniasselvi. He was member of UBS Pactual Gestora de Investimentos Alternativos team between the years of 2006 and 2009. He acted as an investment manager in stock exchange and commodities developed in Banco Pactual, where he has been a partner since 2001. At Banco Pactual, he joined the research group as Banks, Drinks, Wholesale, Food and Tobacco senior analyst. He holds an Economics degree from PUC-Rio and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Certificate.
José Guilherme Cruz Souza is partner and member of Vinci Partners Private Equity team. He joined the Banco Pactual (current BTG Pactual) in 2005, being jointly liable for managing Brasil Energia Investment Fund (FIP Brasil Energia) until 2009. During this period, the fund’s committed capital (R$ 1,2 billion) was invested in 8 projects and companies, in transmission and generation of energy segments, by means of mezzanine and equity instruments. His duties comprised prospecting opportunities, technical analysis, financial analysis, organizing operations and management of investment companies, acting in their Board of Directors. Before Pactual, Mr. Souza acted for 4 years as Senior Associate at Stern Stewart, an American financial management consultancy company, developing projects for establishment of Value- Based Management, by using Economic Value Added (EVA®) methodology, as well as projects in Corporate Finance segment. Mr. Souza has more than 5 years of experience in national financial market and has worked with Asset Management and Equity Sales & Trading at Citigroup and Graphus Bank. He is currently a member of Board of Directors in Centrais Elétricas do Pará (Celpa) and Cecrisa S.A, and an alternate member of audit committee of Equatorial Energia S.A. Mr. Souza completed his MBA in 2001 from Rochester University (USA), being elected, due to his performance, to be a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. José Guilherme completed his undergraduate studies as the #1 student of the Electrical Engineering Class of 1994 in the Federal Engineering School of Itajubá (EFEI), MG.
Gabriel Felzenszwalb is a partner in the Private Equity team of Vinci Partners. In 2007, he joined the Private Equity group of UBS Pactual Alternative Investment Manager. From 2008 to 2010, he was assigned to the portfolio company Inbrands, where he served as CEO and CFO. Previously, he was an analyst in the Venture Capital operation of Banco BBM, business consultant at McKinsey & Co., M&A manager at Vivo and associate at GP Investimentos. He holds a degree in Engineering from UFRJ and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Ricardo Schenker Wajnberg is a founding partner of Módulo Capital, and he was a partner of Gávea Investimentos (2004-2011), where he joined in 2003. During this period, he oversaw variable income desk until 2008 and jointly liable for PIPEs and private equity segment until 2011. He previously worked at Banco CR2 de Investimentos (2000-2003) with variable income. He started his professional career as an intern at BBM Bank (1998-2000). He was a member of the Board of Director of Multiterminais, Lojas Americanas, OR and Simpress and Santos Brasil. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of BK Brasil Operação e Assessoria a Restaurantes S.A. Ricardo holds a master’s degree in Economics from IBMEC-RJ (2002) and a degree in Civil Production Engineering from PUC-RJ (2000).
Adriana Waltrick has over 25 years of experience in the Brazilian energy sector. She is certified member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance, graduated in Administration from UNISINOS. Has an executive MBA at Faculdade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, a MBA in finance from the University of São Paulo and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was member of the Board of Directors at CPFL Renováveis, Geração Foz do Chapecó, Energética Barra Grande S.A. (BAESA), Centrais Elétricas da Paraíba (EPASA), consultant at Pacific Hydro Chile, ABEEOLICA and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of SPIC – Pacific Hydro Global Investment Committee. She participated in the “Data Science Specialist” programs at the University of Berkeley, the “Negotiation Program” at Harvard University, “Advanced Mergers & Acquisitions” by the Amsterdam Institute of Finance and the “Creating Shareholder Value” at Northwestern University, Chicago.
Marcos Tinti joined the CBO Group in 2017, acting as Operations Diretor. In March 2019, he was appointed CEO of the Group CBO. Marcos Tinti graduated in Accounting from FMU/SP (1990) and a master’s degree in Business Administration from COPPEAD/UFRJ. Mr. Tinti has extensive experience in operational management, having served as director for companies such as Tegma Gestão Logística S.A., Elog Logística S/A, Trifil Indústria Textil S/A and Movicarga Logística, and he also served as manager in the operational and distribution divisions of companies such as Parmalat Brasil S/A, Tigre S/A and Brahma/AmBev/InBev.
Marcelo Martins has 26 years of experience in the area of Offshore Support Vessels activity and shipbuilding, has been director of the CBO Group since 2013 and since 2009 has served as the planning, engineering and supply superintendent of Aliança Shipyard. Previously, in 2005, he worked at the shipyard as Project Manager for a series of 8 vessels, following from the basic project to the delivery of the ships. Since 2002, he worked as CBO‘s technical/commercial advisor, discussing charter contracts, adapting vessels to customer requirements, OSV market analysis and customer relations. He joined CBO in 1996 as an intern and was hired as an engineer in 1997 where he served in the new construction supervision group, responsible for the basic design, structure, steel fittings and finishing areas. Marcelo holds a degree in Naval Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a Master‘s degree in Naval and Oceanic Engineering from COPPE and an MBA from COPPEAD.
Rodrigo Ribeiro dos Santos has over 25 years of experience in finance, quality assurance and process management, with solid experience in business and IT, 10 years working with ISO 9000, 14001, SA 8000 and OHSAS 18001 standards and 5 years operating with management model of FNQ (Fundação Nacional de Qualidade) and skill as a PMO. He has experience in the Oil & Gas, IT, Health Services and Event sectors. Graduated in Economics from PUC-Rio with an MBA from Stern (NYU). He joined Oceana Offshore in 2012, passing through the positions of Manager and Financial Superintendent, before becoming Director. Before joining Oceana Offshore, he passed through Moma Engenharia e Informática and Geo Eventos S.A.
Rafael Passos Kirsten has 15 years of professional experience in Private Equity, having worked in the energy, infrastructure, agribusiness and health sectors. Formed since 2007 by INSPER/SP in economics, Mr. Rafael Kirsten has solid experience in fund administration and management, prospecting for new business as well as serving over the years of financial committees, investors and boards of investee companies. of the funds through which it passed. Mr. Rafael Kirsten actively participated in the investment teams of Victoire Brasil Investimentos, BANIF – Banco de Investimento and BRZ Investimentos. In March 2014, he joined the Casa de Gestão team as Investment and New Business Director and later, in 2018, joined Prumo Logística as Merger and Acquisition Manager. In August 2019, he joined the CBO Group as Investor Relations Officer of the Company.
Darcy de Paula holds a degree in Law from UNIVAP/SP Law School and an MBA in Retail Administration – FGV/RJ. With over 30 years of experience as a generalist in Human Resources, administrative services and utilities area, with a career developed in people and business management, in large, national and multinational companies from different countries and cultures, some with more than 10,000 employees (Bank Boston, Rede Globo, Freudenberg, Philips, LG and CBO), as well as companies such as Autoliv and Freudenberg.
Cesar Almeida holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca/RJ and has over 27 years of experience in the naval segment, the last eighteen in the maritime support activity for the offshore Oil & Gas industry. He was elected as CBO’s Officer in April 2021, having served as operations superintendent for Grupo CBO since 2019. Coordinator since 2008, he already worked in the management of several types of vessels used in contracts with the main oil companies operating in the Brazilian market since 2010.