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Work experience

Feb 2010Present

Port Management Tecnical Advisor

Port of Suape

Development of  technical analysis to support top management decision, including: assessment of berth utilization patterns aiming to reduce vessels waiting time, analysis of studies for port terminal concession process, valuation of financial impact of changes on port tariff.

Coordinate update of Port of Suape Rules & Regulations including liaison with port operators, port users and government officers.

Apr 2008Oct 2008

Assistant General Manager, Efficiency and Projects Department

Maersk Line

Implement projects aiming for the reduction of overall fleet’s fuel consumption and air emissions.

Assess economic impact of measures aiming for the reduction of fleet’s air emissions including enrolment in government incentive schemes for reduction of air emissions and adoption of new technologies. Contribute to Maersk Line´s strategy and policy on environmental matters.

Jan 2007Mar 2008

Manager, Global Marine Assets Department

Maersk Line

To appraise innovative technical proposals regarding fuel efficiency and emissions reduction aiming to define specifications of vessels to be ordered.

Assess viability of alternative fuels. 


Initiator and manager of the Biodiesel Project.

Appointed as advisor for the Innovation Department on proposals related to energy.

Jun 2003Mar 2004

Environmental Supervisor, Port area

Suape Port and Industrial Complex

Implementation of projects for environment protection

Jul 1998Jun 2002

Engineer, Project Division


Assessment and design of Water Supply Systems and Sewerage Systems

Jul 2000Dec 2000


Caixa Econômica Federal, Federal Bank

Technical and financial assessment of projects of water supply systems and sewerage systems submitted to this federal bank to request government funding.

Dec 1997Jun 1998


CPRH - Environment State Agency

Technical assessment of public wastewater treatment systems for the granting of environmental licenses.

Jan 1997Nov 1997


Municipalities and consultancy groups

Design of sewerage systems using Condominium Sewerage approach.


May 2005Oct 2006


World Maritime University

Principles and practices in maritime transportation.  Both public and private aspects were addressed i.e.: International Maritime Law, International Maritime Conventions, Maritime Economics, Financial Appraisals, Logistics, and Project Management.

Jun 2001Jun 2003


Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Environmental technology and water resources management.Emphasis on environmental assessments processes efficacy and follow-up programs.

Jan 1991Dec 1996


Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Latest participation in Conferences


Portuguese – Native speaker

English – Proficient

Spanish – Proficient

Other relevant experience

Date August 2004 – December 2004

Institution: Brazilian Representation to the IMO.

Main activities: Study of the consequences from the Adoption of International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water &Sediments.

Remarks. Two articles were produced based on the findings

Publications and Presentations

Date November 2005

Title Consequences of the Ballast Water Convention to the Port of Suape

Seminar V Seminar of Marine Environment – Brazilian Naval Engineering Society. Rio de Janeiro- Brazil

Date September 2005

Title Rules for the Control and Management of Ballast Water

Magazine O Container, São Paulo - Brazil

Dates September 2003

Title Analysis of Environmental Assessment Studies – case study of Suape

Congress  XII Brazilian Environmental and Sanitation Congress. Joao Pessoa- Brazil.

Date November 2001

Title Supply and Demand for Water for the City of Recife

Symposium XIV Brazilian Symposium of Hydraulics and Water Resources. Aracaju- Brazil


International experience in a range of countries and positions including shipping company, port and public sector. Technical visits to various world ports such as Singapore, Rotterdam, Tokyo and Brisbane.

Capable of working comfortably in multicultural environment and managing projects with diverse stakeholders. Fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Permanent residency visa for Colombia including work permit.