Board of Directors Title Date of Election End of Term of Office
Paulo Mattos Chairman 05/30/2019 05/30/2021
Paulo Mattos was a Managing Director at RK Partners (2016-2017) and was a Managing Director at GP Investments (2012-2016), prior to creating RKP Investimentos in 2016, which was renamed in 2017 to IG4 Capital. While at GP Investments, Paulo served on the Infrastructure and Telecom Investment Committee and was the founder of BR Towers, where he served as Chairman (2012 to 2014).
Before joining GP Investments, Paulo was an Executive Vice President of Business Strategy, Wholesale and Regulatory Affairs at Oi S.A (2009-2012). While at Oi he served on the Executive Committee, Financial Risk Committee and Operations Committee. Paulo also worked at the Brazilian Development Bank, BNDES, as a Director, in addition to being a member of the Credit & Investment Committee and Head of the Managerial Committee (2007-2009).
Mr. Mattos holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Law from University of São Paulo (USP), was Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Yale University, and is a permanent member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning – CEBRAP and member of Getulio Vargas Foundation – FGV, leading think tanks specialized in public policy and business administration.
Helcio Tokeshi Vice Chairman 05/30/2019 05/30/2021
Helcio Tokeshi is an economist and executive with experience in the private, public and social sectors. In the public sector, he served as Secretary of Finance of the State of São Paulo. Mr. Helcio Tokeshi previously served twice at the Ministry of Finance both as Macroeconomic Policy Advisor of the Economic Policy Secretary and as Economic Monitoring Secretary. In the private sector, he served as Managing Director for GP Investimentos’ infrastructure department; CEO at EBP; and Associate Partner at McKinsey & Co. Mr. Helcio Tokeshi also served as an economist at World Bank in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo, a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Campinas and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Vital Meira de Menezes Júnior Member 05/30/2019 05/30/2021
Vital Menezes earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Faculdade Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) in 1991 and a specialization degree in Investment Banking from the New York University (NYU) in 2001. Mr. Menezes also participated in the Executive Program of Corporate Governance at Kellog School of Management – Northwestern University, in Chicago. For the past 30 years Mr. Menezes has been working in the banking business at several institutions in Brazil, the United States and Europe, the last position being at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in São Paulo, as the CEO for Latin America from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that, he was a partner at Gávea Investimentos, in the credit initiative, from 2011 to 2013, and Global Head of Financial Institutions in Santander, in Madrid, with operations in nine countries in Europe, Latin America and the United States, from 2005 to 2011, where he was also a member of the bank’s executive committee in Europe. Vital Menezes served as Executive Officer at ANBIMA from 2014 to 2018.
Gustavo Buffara Member 05/30/2019 05/30/2021
Gustavo Buffara is Managing Director and CFO at IG4 Capital and one of the founders of the managing company. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of IGUÁ Saneamento S.A. and has been a member of the Company‘s Sustainability Committee and Audit Committee since 2017. Before IG4, Gustavo was Senior Director and Managing Director at RK Partners, an advisory firm specializing in debt restructuring and operational turnaround, between 2016-2017. From 2012 to 2016, Gustavo was Deputy Director at GP Investimentos, responsible for investments in the infrastructure and telecommunications sector in Brazil. During this time, he was also part of the initial team of GP Investimentos at BR Towers, responsible for structuring the company and for the 100-day plan with the company’s C-Level executives. Previously, Gustavo served as Senior Consultant at Bain & Co. of 2010-2012, leading strategic projects in different industries and sectors, such as financial services, credit and debit cards, insurance, airlines and oil & gas. In this position, he has worked in projects in Brazil, Chile and Africa. Gustavo began his career at Telefônica group, where he worked from 2004 to 2010, and was an executive in the areas of Planning, M&A and Regulatory Strategy. He also worked temporarily as a Market Strategist during 2008-2009, allocated directly in the Group‘s Global COO staff in Madrid, Spain. He has a degree in Public Administration from EAESP-FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from IMD in Switzerland.
Jerson Kelman Member 05/30/2019 05/30/2021
Jerson Kelman was President of Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo (SABESP), intervening part at Empresa Energética do Mato Grosso do Sul (ENERSUL), President of Grupo Light (2010-2012), Managing Director of Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL – the Brazilian Electricity of Regulatory Agency) (2005-2008) and CEO of Agência Nacional de Águas (ANA – Brazilian National Water Agency) (2001-04). Prior to that, he was a researcher at Centro de Pesquisas de Energia Elétrica (CEPEL – Electrical Energy Research Center), Technical Director of Fundação Superintendência Estadual de Rios e Lagoas (SERLA-RJ – State Superintendence of Rivers and Ponds Foundation of Rio de Janeiro), advisor of the World Bank and partner at BR-Investimentos. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Operador Nacional do Sistema (ONS – National Electric System Operator), Member of the Advisory Council of Federação Brasileira de Bancos (FEBRABAN – the Brazilian Federation of Banks), member of the Board of Directors of Conselho Superior de Infraestrutura da Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo (FIESP – Superior Infrastructure Council of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo), member of the Board of Trustees of Fundação Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (FBDS – the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development), Academia Nacional de Engenharia (ANE – National Academy of Engineering). He was a member of Conselho Nacional de Política Energética National (CNPE – National Council of Energy Policy), Conselho Nacional de Recursos Hídricos (CNRH – National Council of Water Resources), Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente (CONAMA – National Council for the Environment), Conselho Internacional da ABENGOA (International Council of ABENGOA) (Seville, Spain), the Advisory Council of UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Delft – Netherlands) and Comitê de Monitoramento do Setor Elétrico (CMSE – Committee for the Monitoring of the Electric Sector), the Board of Directors of Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo (SABESP), the Board of Directors of ELETROPAULO, the Board of Directors of Companhia de Seguros do Estado de São Paulo (COSESP), the Board of Directors of Associação Brasileira da Infraestrutura das Indústrias de Base (ABDIB – the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries), the Task Force on Water Security of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Scientific Committee of the World Water Week in Stockholm, the Electric Power Council of FIRJAN and the Advisory Council of the Global Water Practice of The World Bank. He was also a coordinator of the Analysis Committee of the Hydrothermal Power System that diagnosed the causes of rationing in 2001. Jerson earned an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Hydraulics from the School of Engineering of the Rio de Janeiro State University (UFRJ) (1971), a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from COPPE-UFRJ (1973) and a Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources from the Colorado State University (1976). He is a Full Professor of the Hydraulics and Sanitation Department of UFRJ (1985). He is a commander of the Order of Rio Branco and the Order of Scientific Merit. He received medals of legislative merit from the House of Representatives and Legislative Assembly of Minas Gerais, the Bernardo Mascarenhas medal (ABCE 2006). He was granted the following awards: Flávio Terra Barth (2015, ABRH), Distinguished Alumni Award (2012, Colorado State University), Eminent Engineer (2010, Association of Former Students of the Polytechnical School) and King Hassan II World Water Prize (2003, World Water Council). He has been a professor of Water Resources of COPPE-UFRJ since 1974. He presided over (as advisor) and participated in dozens of master’s and doctoral committees. He is the author of the books “Cheias e Aproveitamentos Hidroelétricos” (Floods and Hydroelectric Power Plants) (1983) and “Desafios do Regulador” (Challenges of the Regulator) (2009), and over one hundred technical articles and chapters in specialized books, as well as dozens of articles published in major newspapers. He was the founder, director and president of the Brazilian Association of Water Resources (ABRH).
Xiang (Benny) Le Member 08/22/2019 02/22/2021
Mr. Xiang (Benny) Le works as Portfolio Manager of the Infrastructure and Timber investment team at Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), helping lead proposals, assessment and diligence of private infrastructure transactions, as well as the continuous management and governance of the current investments. His experience in infrastructure transactions included several industries, such as water and sanitation, ports, highways, telecommunications and several midstream assets. Benny began his career as analyst at AIMCo, where he spent many years in the Infrastructure and Timber team. He joined PSP Investments for a few years and was a member of the Real Estate team before returning to AIMCo’s Infrastructure and Timber team in 2017. Benny holds CPA and CFA certificates, as well as a Master’s degree in Finance from the Wilfrid Laurier University.
Gesner Oliveira Independent Member 05/30/2019 05/30/2021
Gesner Oliveira holds a Ph.D. in in Economics from the University of California/Berkeley, master in Economics from the Economics Institute of UNICAMP, and bachelor in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP). He is partner of GO Associados and Professor of the Department of Economics of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation – SP.
He was CEO of the São Paulo State Water & Sanitation Company (SABESP) (2006-2010), CADE’s CEO (1996-2000) and experience of twenty years in antitrust consulting for international and national institutions.
Gesner received the Prize of the Economist of the Year of 2016, by the Order of Economists of Brazil.