Alves Helder

Objective

Management focused on results, commitment & profitability. Target roles are Director or Senior Manager.

Summary

Dear Sirs,

I am a Chemical Engineer with MBA in Management. I have twenty- seven years of extensive experience in Projects, Business, Process plants and Corporation activities.

Nowadays working as Senior Project Manager responsible for:

1- A US$ 400 million project to modify Petrobras P17 offshore drilling platform, which operates on 700 m, to operate on ultra deep water 2000 m level.

Basic Engineering performed by SBM Offshore in Holland.

2- Representing Odebrecht (Braskem) on a Basic Engineering review and Cost Estimate. I’m based in Shaw Group’s offices in US.

Odebrecht (Braskem) and Pequiven have a US$ 2,6 billion joint venture for an Ethene & Polypropylene complex in Venezuela.

This is a Contractor position and I’m seeking a Staff position.

Working at the Petrochemical, Oil and Chemical industries segments, already had the opportunity to perform roles related to: Project & Engineering Management; Business; EPC; Plant Management; Office Management; Product Management.

Concerning to international exposure had the opportunity to work on medium and long-term assignments in Brazil, Canada, Singapore, US, Switzerland, Italy, Scotland and Venezuela. Besides, directly participated in Technical and Commercial meetings in Germany, England, Sweden and Liechtenstein.

Including private travels had been in 21 different countries embracing: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, France, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, CheckRepublic and Holland.

I hold the Brazilian citizenship and a Canadian work permit. I’m fluent in English and Portuguese, being able to communicate on Spanish.

Exposure to diversified corporation cultures and business situations enabled me to: develop strategic performance adopting tactical planning through measurable risks; achieve results motivating people; have larger flexibility, mobility and adaptability.

Being business oriented, concerned with the Company and Clients objectives, persistent and self-starter, I pursue synergy and quality in conformance with Client’s expectations. Work optimizing time and resources consumption. Budget, time schedule, communication interfaces and risk are continuously scanned in order to prevent losses and delays.

Concerning management style, I consider that the best results are achieved by the commitment of the team. The commitment based on: diffusion of objectives and goals; working interfaces and responsibilities clearly defined; feedback; encouragement of critical thinking and decision making.

Referring to the market relationship, I consider: focus on Clients; track of non-Clients expectations; Competitors observation; global markets and partners’ pursuit.

Considering the personal exposition, I feel comfortable communicating and doing presentations, expressing confidence through a speech based on background and facts.

On the positions I have been working I was systematically responsible for people management and their achieved results. Have worked as a part of multifunctional teams on matrix managerial structure, where leadership resulted from knowledge, confidence, compromise and ethics.

Considering that the presented background should decisively contribute to your business performance, I submit my Résumé for your appreciation and comments regarding the possibility of joining your Company.

If there is any further necessary information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Helder da Silva Alves

CURRICULUM VITAE

CHEMICAL ENGINEER&MBA MANAGEMENT

Rua Orestes Barbosa, 180 - Apt 302

21940.375 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil

Phone: 55.21-2465.4719

E-mail: alvesshelder@gmail.com

OBJECTIVES

Management focused on results, commitment & profitability. Target roles are Director or Senior Manager.

HIGHLIGHTS

> Twenty- seven years of extensive experience: Projects, Business, Process plants and Corporation activities.

> Petrochemical, Oil and Chemical industries segments.

> International exposure: Brazil, Canada, Singapore, US, Switzerland, Italy, Scotland & Venezuela.

> Project & Engineering Management, Business, EPC, Plant Management, Office Management, Product Management, start-up & plant operation, process improvement, performance tests, plant licensing & risk management.

EDUCATION

> Chemical Engineering - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Brazil - 1978 * 1982.

> MBA Management - Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) - Brazil - 2002 * 2003.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

## SNC Lavalin

Position: Senior Project Manager - Canada

Period: Mar/ 08 * Feb/ 09 - Shareholder: SNC Lavalin

> Canadian company working on the segment of EPC projects. December 2007 revenue US$ 6.7 billion. Top competitors: AMEC; Bechtel; PCL.

> Reported to the Industrial VP. Worked as part of the management team on a Flue Gas Treatment EPC contract, budgeted for US$ 800 million. The plant will process effluent gaseous streams from the Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Fluid Coker Units, of Valero’s Benicia Refinery in US, with the objective to reduce NOx & SOx emissions in order to comply with EPA. Unit capacity 360,000 scfm (60 oF & 14.7 psia).

> Proposed improvements for SNC’s performance on Engineering and Project Management.

> Left SNC due to diminishing workload, as a result of the actual economic recession.

## CAMERON - PETRECO division

Position: Senior Project Manager - Brazil & Singapore

Period: Apr/ 06 * Feb/ 08 - Shareholder: Cameron

> American company working on the segment of EPC process plants to the oil industry. December 2007 revenue US$ 4.7 billion. Top competitors: GE Oil & Gas; National Oilwell Varco; Weatherford.

> Reported to the VP Americas. Managed the Brazilian and Singaporean stages of EPC projects, for package systems, to the Petrobras’ P51, P52, P53 & Mexilhão offshore oil platforms, working with a budget of US$ 100 million. Clients were FSTP consortium (Keppel Fels & Technip) for P51 & P52, QUIP consortium (Queiroz Galvão, Ultratec & IESA) for P53 and Jurong for Mexilhão.

> Left Cameron in order to immigrate to Canada.

## WEIR TECHNA

Position: Senior Project Manager - Brazil & Scotland

Period: May/ 04 * Nov/ 05 - Shareholder: Weir PLC

> Scottish company working on the segment of EPC process plants to the oil industry. December 2007 revenue US$ 2.1 billion (Weir PLC). Top competitors: Flowserve; Halliburton; KSB.

> Reported to the Scottish Headquarters. Managed the Brazilian stage of a US$ 20 million EPC project, a sulfate removal plant to the Petrobras’ P52 offshore oil platform. Accountable for technical, financial, commercial and customs areas. Client was FSTP consortium (Keppel Fels & Technip).

> The initial Project Management role was extended, and accumulated, to the establishment and operation of the parent company Weir Techna Brazil.

Corporate and technical training in Scotland.

> Left Weir as the Techna Division was sold at the end of 2005.

## FCC

Position: Senior Engineer - Brazil

Period: Mar/ 02 * Mar/ 04 - Shareholders: Akzo Nobel and Petrobras

> Multinational company focused on special catalyzers manufacturing for oil refineries, located at the Polo Industrial de Santa Cruz. December 2007 revenue US$ 85 billion (Petrobras) & US$ 16.3 billion (Akzo Nobel). Exclusive supplier to all the 14 Petrobras’ oil refiners.

> Coordinated in operation plant improvements focused on process, quality and production optimization. Projects annual budget of US$ 1 million.

## PURAC

Position: Engineering Coordinator - Brazil

Period: Aug/ 01 * Feb/ 02 - Shareholder: CSM

> Dutch company focused on lactic acid related products manufacturing, following fermentation process root, to be used in the food industry. December 2007 revenue US$ 4 billion (CSM). Top competitors: ADM; Danisco A/S; Südzucker.

> Reported to the President Brazil. Worked as part of the management team on the project and installation of the new continuous fermentation unit, with 30,000 t/y capacity.

> Coordinated in operation performance optimization, at the existent unit, focusing on the process, quality and productivity improvement.

## INNOVA

Position: Senior Engineer - Brazil

Period: Jul/ 00 * Aug/ 01 - Shareholder: Perez Companc

> Multinational company focused on polystyrene manufacturing and its chemical intermediates like styrene and ethyl-benzene on a US$ 250 million new site located at Triunfo’s Petrochemical Complex. December 2007 revenue US$ 1.5 billion. Top competitors: BASF; Dow Chemical; Eastman.

> Worked as part of the management team. Accountable for engineering, plant operation, process improvement & maintenance interfaces. Some highlights:

- Start up of the polystyrene HIPS and GPPS 120,000 t/y plants, with the Italian ENIChem technology.

- Performed optimization reprocessing out of specification polystyrene pellets. Project investment US$ 30,000. Reprocessing 0.45 % of the plant production resulted on US$ 16 million annual cost reduction.

- Reduced maintenance costs on 42 %. Monthly cost decreased from US$ 74,000 to US$ 43,000, due to five months works & routines optimization.

## CONSULTANT

Engineering Consulting to process plants & Commercial Representation

Period: May/ 98 * Jul/ 00 - Brazil

> Some highlights:

- Consulted on engineering to process plants - CCR Consultants.

- Commercial consulting on biotreatment of wastes - Micro Bac.

- Process engineering, project and operation to Saflex plant - Monsanto - May/99 * Sep/ 99.

- Industrial gases applications, Technical & Commercial consulting - IBG - Feb/ 99 * Apr/ 99.

## WHITE MARTINS - PRAXAIR

Position: Technology and Applications Senior Engineer - Brazil & US

Period: Feb/ 96 * Apr/ 98 - Shareholder: Praxair

> American industrial gases company focused on market share growth based on technology development to improve process applications. December 2007 revenue US$ 9.4 billion (Praxair). Top competitors: Air Products; L'Air Liquide; Linde Group.

> Managed gases business on the segments of Petrochemical, Oil, Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries. Accountable for: product management; clients persuasion, based on technical & economic data; project life cycle; start-up & process improvement; risk management.

Corporate training and technology absorption in US.

> Some highlights:

- Petrobras RPBC - 120 t/d oxygen injection (3.2 million US$/y) evaluation on the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) regenerator. Gasoline production improvement of 20 %.

- Ultrafertil - 75 t/d oxygen injection (2 million US$/y) installation on the nitric acid plants. Production improvement of 9 %.

- Novo Nordisk - 5 t/d oxygen injection evaluation on the enzymes production fermentation unit. Production improvement of 30 %. The positive results were expected to bring a contract for 110 t/d oxygen injection (3 million US$/y) in similar units in Denmark, US and China.

- Trikem - 28 t/d oxygen injection (735,000 US$/y) installation on the EDC plant. Production improvement of 22 %.

- Nitrocarbono - 21 t/d oxygen injection (550,000 US$/y) installation on the nitric acid plant. Production improvement of 11 %.

## COPENOR

Position: Project Coordinator - Brazil, Italy, UK, Germany & Sweden

Period: Jan/ 94 * Jul/ 95 - Shareholders: Petrobras and Peixoto de Castro Group

> Industrial site located at Camaçari's Petrochemical Complex where pentaerythritol, formaldehyde, hexa-methylamine, methanol, carbon monoxide and hydrogen are the main products.

> Reported to the Industrial Director. Accountable for technology, engineering and project management.

Managed a US$ 30 million project for a Pentaerythritol plant, with Italian technology and a US$ 15 million project for an Acetaldehyde plant, with Swedish technology.

> Resident in Italy for a period of time. Had technical & commercial assignments in UK, Germany & Sweden.

## CONSULTANT

Engineering Consulting to process plants & Commercial Representation

Period: Apr/ 92 * Dec/ 93 - Brazil

> Some highlights:

- Consulted on equipment application for pharmaceutical and chemical industries - Quiminox.

- Technical & Commercial application of electrolysers on sodium hypo chlorite manufacture - Denora.

- Consulted on engineering to process plants - Apoio Engenharia.

- Consulted on hazardous wastes incineration - GEA.

## SULZER

Position: Head of Process Engineering­ - Brazil & Switzerland

Period: Feb/ 87 * Mar/ 92 - Shareholder: Sulzer Brothers

> Swiss company working on the segments of EPC process plants and equipment. December 2007 revenue US$ 4.1 billion (Sulzer Brothers). Top competitors: GE Energy; ITT Corp.; Tecumseh.

> Reported to the President Brazil. Accountable for: Project & Engineering Management; Business; Product Management; start-up & plant operation; performance tests; plant licensing & risk management.

Corporate training, technology absorption, engineering management and performance tests in Switzerland.

> Pyrolitic incineration tests at Hoval pilot plant in Liechtenstein.

> Technologies:

- Hazardous wastes incineration, with flue gas treatment

- Evaporation and crystallization

- Fractionated crystallization

> Some highlights on EPC process plants contracts:

- Cetrel - 25 million US$ hazardous wastes incineration plant with flue gas treatment.

- Salibras - 3 million US$ sodium chloride crystallization plant.

- Celbras - 2 million US$ PET fluid bed cooling unit.

## EDN

Position: Engineering Coordinator - Brazil

Period: Dec/ 85 * Feb/ 87 - Shareholders: Dow Chemical and Petrobras

> Multinational company focused on polystyrene manufacturing. Site located at Guaruja Complex.

Accountable for engineering, process improvement and contractors management.

## SALGEMA

Position: Process Engineer - Brazil

Period: Oct/ 83 * Dec/ 85 - Shareholder: Petrobras

> Company focused on chlorine, sodium hydroxide, ethene & EDC manufacturing. Site located at Maceio.

Accountable for engineering, process improvement and electrolytic membrane cells development in partnership with Dupont and BrazilianUniversities.

## SETAL

Position: Commissioning Engineer - Brazil

Period: Jul/ 81 * Aug/ 83 - Shareholders: Lummus and Monteiro Aranha Group

> Multinational EPC company responsible for Petrobras’ Cherne I & Cherne II offshore oil platforms contracts.

Accountable for engineering and instrumentation commissioning.

## FEDERALUNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO

Master and Doctor Programs (COPPE)

Position: Engineering Trainee - Brazil - Period: Jul/ 79 * Jul/ 81

> Assisted COPPE in engineering, research and pilot plants operation.

COURSES AND CONGRESSES

> Software: Microsoft Office; Notes; B-Jac; AutoCAD/ CADPipe (basic); Aspen.

> Languages: Portuguese (mother tongue); English (fluent); French (basic); Spanish (basic).

> Training on management, negotiation, project, instrumentation, marketing, ESH and corrosion.

COMPLEMENT

> Professional Engineer at CRQ (Brazilian Order) since 1982. Eligible for international Professional Orders.

> Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

> Talks in congresses about hazardous wastes incineration.

> Interests: my wonderful family; practice sports (swimming, jogging, volley & tennis); travel; photography.

> References are available upon request.

> Key Words list: Director, Senior Manager, Chemical Engineer, MBA, EPC, Engineering, Business, Process, Project, Technology, Plant Operation, Industrial.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009

Senior Project Manager

SNC Lavalin

> Canadian company working on the segment of EPC projects. December 2007 revenue US$ 6.7 billion. Top competitors: AMEC; Bechtel; PCL.

> Reported to the Industrial VP. Worked as part of the management team on a Flue Gas Treatment EPC contract, budgeted for US$ 800 million. The plant will process effluent gaseous streams from the Fluid Catalytic Cracking and Fluid Coker Units, of Valero's Benicia Refinery in US, with the objective to reduce NOx & SOx emissions in order to comply with EPA. Unit capacity 360,000 scfm (60 oF & 14.7 psia).

> Proposed improvements for SNC's performance on Engineering and Project Management.

> Left SNC due to diminishing workload, as a result of the actual economic recession.

Apr 2006 - Feb 2008

Senior Project Manager

Cameron - Petreco division

> American company working on the segment of EPC process plants to the oil industry. December 2007 revenue US$ 4.7 billion. Top competitors: GE Oil & Gas; National Oilwell Varco; Weatherford.

> Reported to the VP Americas. Managed the Brazilian and Singaporean stages of EPC projects, for package systems, to the Petrobras' P51, P52, P53 & Mexilhão offshore oil platforms, working with a budget of US$ 100 million. Customers were FSTP consortium (Keppel Fels & Technip) for P51 & P52, QUIP consortium (Queiroz Galvão, Ultratec & IESA) for P53 and Jurong for Mexilhão.

> Left Cameron in order to immigrate to Canada.

May 2004 - Nov 2005

Senior Project Manager

WEIR TECHNA

> Scottish company working on the segment of EPC process plants to the oil industry. December 2007 revenue US$ 2.1 billion (Weir PLC). Top competitors: Flowserve; Halliburton; KSB.

> Reported to the Scottish Headquarters. Managed the Brazilian stage of a US$ 20 million EPC project, a sulfate removal plant to the Petrobras' P52 offshore oil platform. Accountable for technical, financial, commercial and customs areas. Customer was FSTP consortium (Keppel Fels & Technip).

> The initial Project Management role was extended, and accumulated, to the establishment and operation of the parent company Weir Techna Brazil.

Corporate and technical training in Scotland.

> Left Weir as the Techna Division was sold at the end of 2005.

Education

Education
Apr 2002 - Aug 2003

MBA Management

Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
Mar 1978 - Nov 1982

Chemical Engineering

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Skills

Skills

HIGHLIGHTS

Dear Sirs,   I am an Engineer with MBA in Management. I have twenty- seven years of extensive experience in Projects, Business, Process plants and Corporation activities. I hold the Brazilian citizenship and a Canadian work permit. I’m fluent in English and Portuguese.   HIGHLIGHTS > Twenty- seven years of extensive experience: Projects, Business, Process plants and Corporation activities. > Petrochemical, Oil and Chemical industries segments. > International exposure: Brazil, Canada, Singapore, US, Switzerland, Italy, Scotland & Venezuela. > Project & Engineering Management, Business, EPC, Plant Management, Office Management, Product Management, start-up & plant operation, process improvement, performance tests, plant licensing & risk management.   Nowadays working as Senior Project Manager responsible for: 1- A US$ 400 million project to modify Petrobras P17 offshore drilling platform, which operates on 700 m, to operate on ultra deep water 2000 m level. Basic Engineering performed by SBM Offshore in Holland. 2- Representing Odebrecht (Braskem) on a Basic Engineering review and Cost Estimate. I’m based in Shaw Group’s offices in US. Odebrecht (Braskem) and Pequiven have a US$ 2,6 billion joint venture for an Ethene & Polypropylene complex in Venezuela. This is a Contractor position and I’m seeking a Staff position.   Considering that the presented background and transferable skills should decisively contribute to your client business performance, I submit my Résumé for your appreciation and comments.   If there is any further necessary information, please do not hesitate to contact me.   Sincerely,   Helder Alves