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Investment Partnerships Program - PPI

Executive Secretariat Team

Executive Secretariat Team 

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The Projeto Crescer works as a taskforce. Its small team is integrated by specialists on areas of Infrastructure, Finance, Law, Engineering, Economics and Rnternational Relations. Its mission is to elaborate the rules applicable to public concessions, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and infrastructure projects in Brazil for the upcoming months. It will reduce the bureaucratic hassles and bring greater legal certainty, transparency and efficiency to the process. 

  • Moreira Franco

    Executive Secretary

    Experience:  Moreira Franco is a sociologist and former professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the Fluminense Federal University. He is an experienced public manager and had been elected to important political positions. In 1974 he was elected Congressman in Brazil and later the Mayor of the City of Niteroi. In 1987 he was elected Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro and in 1995 he was elected Congressman again for two mandates. In 2007 he assumed the Vice-Presidency of the Caixa Economica Federal bank. He was also the Secretary of Strategic Affairs in the Federal Government during 2011 and 2013 and the Chief-Minister of the Civil Aviation Secretariat between 2013 and 2015.

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    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6425

  • Adalberto Santos de Vasconcelos

    Deputy Executive Secretary

    Experience:  Former engineer of the Metro of Brasília. Auditor at the Federal Court of Auditors, having assumed the role of director and secretary in the Secretariat of Supervision of Privatizations.

    Academic background:  Post-Graduate Certification in Public Services Regulation at Instituto Serzedello Corrêa and in Public Auditing at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Brasilia (UnB).

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6405

  • Jean Marcel Fernandes

    Chief of Staff

    Experience:  Former president of TCB-DF (public company in charge of public transportation in Brasilia). Former director of the Tourism Investment Promotion Department (Ministry of Tourism). Former head of the Commercial Promotion Department (Ministry of  Foreign Affairs). Served as diplomat in the Brazilian Embassy in Washington and Buenos Aires. 

    Academic background:  Ph.D. in International Law at University of Buenos Aires. Master degree in Diplomacy at Rio Branco Institute. Bachelor degree in Law at University of São Paulo. 

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6417

  • Bruna de Lourdes Araújo Souza


    Experience:  Experienced professional in economic analysis, with emphasis in Public Sector Economics, regulation and public policy assessment. Former technical advisor at the Ministry of Finance and at the Ministry of Health. Former Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. 

    Academic background:  PhD student at the University of Brasilia (UnB). Has a Master in Economics from UnB and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB).

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6419

  • Daniel de Andrade Oliveira Barral

    Legal Affairs Assistant

    Experience:  Public attorney. Former counselor at the National Waterway Transportation Agency (ANTAQ) and member of the Consulting Department of the Federal Attorney General Office. Former counselor at Brazilian Planning and Logistics Company and at the Minister of Justice´s Cabinet. 

    Academic background:  Bachelor degree in Law at the Catholic University of Salvador. Post-Graduate Certification in Public Law at Uniderp and in Commercial Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (LLM/FGV).

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6403

  • Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas

    Secretary of Project Coordination

    Experience:  Counselor of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. Former Army engineer. Served in the Brazilian Army Engineer Team at the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Former President Director of Brazil´s Transport Infrastructure Department (DNIT). 

    Academic background:  Bachelor degree in Civil Engineer at the Brazilian Military Engineering Institute (IME). Post-graduation Certificate in project management and transportation engineering at IME. 

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6401

  • Henrique Amarante Costa Pinto

    Secretary of Public Policy Coordination

    Experience:  Former Deputy Managing Director of BNDES – Project Preparation Division – With the objectives of developing infrastructure projects in the modalities of Concessions and PPPs, besides been responsible to conduct Privatizations processes in charge of BNDES. 

    Academic background:  MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking, ICMA Centre, Reading University, UK; MSc in Administration, COPPEAD/UFRJ; Bachelor in Engineering, UFRJ.

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6403

  • Pedro Bruno Barros de Souza


    Experience:  Employee and former advisor of the Office of the President at BNDES – Brazilian Development Bank, where also worked  as a coordinator at the Project Management Office. Former employee at Petrobras and at the Planning and Management Secretariat of the State of Minas Gerais besides had worked with consultancy focused on management.

    Academic background:  Master degree in Management - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Master in International Management - Université Pierre Mendès (France). Bachelor in Public Administration / João Pinheiro Foundation (FJP-MG).

    Institutional E-mail:​

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6400

  • Anderson Marcio de Oliveira


    Experience:  Lawyer at BNDES. Expertise in the environmental area and in modeling infrastructure and privatization projects.

    Academic background:  Master degree in Public Law at Federal University of Pernambuco. LLM in Regulatory and State Law at FGV - Rio. Master in Regulation and Law at FGV -Rio.

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6439

  • Marcelo Allain

    Secretary of Investments and Partnerships

    Experience:  Former executive secretary of the PPP and Privatization Managing Boards (State of São Paulo), general coordinator of Monetary and Financial Policy at  the Ministry of Finance. He was executive director at the Barclays and Inter American Express banks; chief-economist at BMC and Banco Votorantim; treasurer at Nestlé Brasil, besides working as financial-economic consultant.  

    Academic background:  Master of Arts in Economic Theory (IPE/USP) and Bachelor in Economics (FACE/UFMG). He has been a MBA professor at FIPE since 2000.

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6410

  • Marco Aurélio de Barcelos Silva


    Experience:  Former legal director of São Paulo Business (Municipal company in charge of PPP and concession projects in the City of São Paulo). Former director of the PPP Unit of the State of Minas Gerais (taking part of the very first PPP projects in Brazil). Former counselor to Justice of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ). 

    Academic background:  Master of Law degree (LL.M) at University College London (UCL). Master of Law degree in Administrative Law at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Post-Graduate Certification in Finance at Brazilian Institute for Capital Markets (Ibmec Business School).

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6408

  • Vanialucia Lins Souto

    Special Assistant

    Experience:  Economist with emphasis in Financial Markets. Experienced professional in Economics of the Public Sector, regulation, theory of incentives and information.

    Academic background:  Bachelor in Economics (Federal University of Pernambuco, 1987). Masters degree in Economics of the Public Sector (University of Brasília, 2001). 

    Institutional E-mail:

    Institutional Phone: (61) 3411-6414