Equatorial Maranhão

Equatorial Maranhão Board of Directors

Equatorial Energia board of directors is responsible for establishing its long-term strategies and setting its general business policies and guidelines. It is also responsible for, among other matters, the supervision of the Company’s officers’ activities. Meetings of Equatorial Energia board of directors may be called by the chairman of the board of directors or the majority of its members, and may be called without notice upon presence of all members in office. Board resolutions are passed by the vote of a majority of its members.

The Company’s bylaws provide for a minimum number of 3 members and the maximum number of 9 members for its board of directors. Members of Equatorial Energia board of directors are elected at the shareholders’ meeting for a period of 3 years, and reelection is allowed.

Under Brazilian corporation law, a member of the board of directors is prevented from voting in any meeting or from acting in any business operation or dealings where there is a conflict of interest with the Company.

Current Structure of Cemar’s Board of Directors

Election held on April 25, 2018

Augusto Miranda da Paz Jr. Board Member
Augusto Miranda da Paz Junior, Board Member – Mr. Miranda is Equatorial Maranhão CEO since April 2010. From 2007 to 2010 he was Vice President Officer of Operations and previously was Equatorial Maranhão Engineering Officer since July 2004. Mr.Miranda is an experienced executive with over 20 years in the energy sector. Before joining Equatorial Maranhão, Mr. Miranda has held several positions in the areas of Electric System Maintenance Management in COELBA being also representative of COELBA next to CCON. Mr. Miranda is an electrical engineer graduated from Federal University of Bahia, specializing in Maintenance Management promoted by Eletrobras alongside PUC/RJ and the Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá/MG and MBA in Energy Business Management from FGV/SP.
Oscar Alfredo Salomão Filho Board Member
Oscar Alfredo Salomão Filho, Board Member – Mr. Salomão is graduated in Mechanical Engineering by UFRJ, and has an MBA by COPPEAD/UFRJ. Since 1980, has held several managerial positions in Light (1978), Eletropaulo (1981), Eletrobrás (1985), DNAEE, Banco Máxima (1995-2003), CPFL (2006-08), again in Eletrobrás (since 2008 until Jan, 2012 and from Apr, 2015 until currently) and CELG D (2012-15). In 2015, has become Advisor for Eletrobrás CFO and in 2016 was appointed as Eletrobás‘ CEO Advisor for its Divestment Program.
José Silva Sobral Neto Board Member
José Silva Sobral Neto, Board Member – Graduted in Law by UFMA, specialization in Tax Law by UNAMA, MBA by FGV/Rio in Electric Energy Business Administration and Post Grad MBA in Tax Law by FGV/Isan. Has been working at Equatorial Maranhão since 2005, as Judicial Coordinator and since 2007 is the head for the Judicial Department. Since 2013, is also responsible by the corporate and tax departments within Celpa’s Law Deparment. Former Vice-President of the Lawyers Society at OAB-MA. Acts as manager within Fascemar and is certified by ICSS.
Marcos Antônio Lopes Freixo Board Member
Marcos Antônio Lopes Freixo, Board Member – Mr. Freixo is an economist by CEUMA. Started his career in CREA-MA as leader of the IT Department (2000-06). Joined CEMAR in 2006, as Collection Analyst. In 2008, became Planning and Budgeting Analyst and, in 2013, holds the position of Distribution Senior Analyst.
Edvaldo Luís Risso Board Member
Edvaldo Luís Risso is an electrical engineer graduated from the Faculdade de Engenharia de Barretos – SP. He has postgraduate courses in regulation of the electricity and natural gas sectors from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), with specialization in the field of energy conservation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Mr. Risso was Production Superintendent of Eletrobras Distribuição Rondônia; head of the company’s Regional Operations Center; and Manager of the Technical Coordination Division at Eletrobras Eletronorte. Since 2002 he has served with the Ministry of Mines and Energy, where he served as chief of staff of the Executive Secretariat and the Secretariat of Electric Energy; she became the general coordinator of the Electricity System Monitoring and later the head of the Sector Policy and Performance Monitoring Advisory Board. Most recently he served as Minister’s Advisor and Deputy Executive Secretary.

CEMAR’s Executive Board

Augusto Dantas Borges Chief Executive Officer
Augusto Miranda Paz Júnior, Chief Executive Officer – Mr. Miranda is Equatorial Maranhão CEO since April 2010. From 2007 to 2010 he was Vice President Officer of Operations and previously was Equatorial Maranhão Engineering Officer since July 2004. Mr.Miranda is an experienced executive with over 20 years in the energy sector. Before joining Equatorial Maranhão, Mr. Miranda has held several positions in the areas of Electric System Maintenance Management in COELBA being also representative of COELBA next to CCON. Mr. Miranda is an electrical engineer graduated from Federal University of Bahia, specializing in Maintenance Management promoted by Eletrobras alongside PUC/RJ and the Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá/MG and MBA in Energy Business Management from FGV/SP.
Tatiana Queiroga Vasques Investor Relations Officer
Tatiana Queiroga Vasques, Officer – Ms. Tatiana holds a degree in Economics from the Federal University of Bahia (2003) and a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from FGV – Rio de Janeiro (2008). She has been in the electrical sector for more than 15 years, of which 13 years have been dedicated to the financial area of ​​Neoenergia, having experience in funding structuring, cash management, Investor Relations and M & A. Her last position in the Company was Superintendent of Asset Management . She joined Equatorial Energia in September 2017 in the area of ​​Financial Strategy, assuming the functions of structuring and managing debt and insurance. In 2018 she also started to work in the area of ​​Investor Relations.
José Jorge Leite Soares Officer
José Jorge Leite Soares, Executive Officer – Mr. Soares is an Officer at Equatorial Maranhão since 2005. Former state representative between 1995 and 2002 and Maranhão state secretary between 2000 and 2004. Former engineer and regional manager at Spirax Sarco, specialized in energy conservation in thermal systems. Mr. Soares graduated at UNB in Mechanical Engineering and has MBA at Public Management and Policies by FGV/ISAN.
Tinn Freire Amado Officer
Tinn Amado, Executive Officer – Mr. Freire Amado is Director of Regulatory Affairs since July 2006. Mr. Amado has served as coordinator of the team responsible for adjusting and revising tariffs for use of eletric power’s distribution systems of the Superintendent‘s Regulation of Distribution Services of Electric Energy‘s National Agency – ANEEL. He also worked as an expert on regulation at CPFL Energia. He graduated in electrical engineering from the Federal School of Engineering Itajubá, with a Master in Economics of Regulation and Antitrust by UNB.
Leonardo da Silva Lucas Tavares de Lima Officer
Leonardo da Silva Lucas Tavares de Lima, Executive Officer – Mr. Tavares de Lima was Equatorial Pará Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since November, 2012, until November, 2016. Before that, he was Equatorial Maranhão CFO as from April, 2011 and October, 2012, having been Equatorial Maranhão Head Controller. He is working within Equatorial Group since 2005. Before joining Equatorial Maranhão, Leonardo worked at Telemar Norte Leste, ABN Amro, URB – Empresa de Urbanização de Recife and at Shell Brasil. Graduated at Civil Engineering by Universidade de Pernambuco, postgraduate at Production Management and MBA in Electric Energy Business Management, by FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas).
Agnelo Coelho Neto Officer
Agnelo Coelho Neto, Officer – Mr. Agnelo graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Maranhão – UFMA (2004), with a master’s degree in power system from UFMA (2006), Mr. Agnelo has been in the Equatorial Group since 2009, started in the group as a Business Analyst for Large Clients Equatorial Maranhão (2009), Chief Operating Officer of Large Clients Equatorial Maranhão (2011); Energy Recovery Manager Equatorial Maranhão (2012), Energy Recovery Manager Equatorial Maranhão / Equatorial Pará (2015), Corporate Manager of Energy Recovery (2017), Commercial Superintendent of Equatorial Energia (2019).
Sérgio Souto Maia Malbouisson de Melo Officer
Sérgio Souto Maia Malbouisson de Melo, Executive Officer – Mr. Melo joined to Group Equatorial in 2017, as the Head of Engineering. Before that, he was Engineering, Operation and Maintenance Superintendent at Coelba, where he worked between 1985 and 2017. Graduated at Electrical Engineering by UFBA in 1985, and Business Administration by Universidade Católica de Salvador in 1995. MBA in Business Management by FGV-SP in 2004, and Master in Energy Industry Regulation by UNIFACS in 2012.
Maurício Alvares da Silva Veloso Ferreira Officer
Mr. Ferreira is an electrical engineer graduated from the University of Brasilia with a specialization in Financial Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV and a specialization in Telecommunications from the University of Brasilia. It also has a postgraduate degree (MBA) in Business Management from Fundação Dom Cabral. Prior to joining the group, he was working at Oi S.A. as Officer. From 2015 to March 2017, he worked as Commercial Director at CEB Distribuição S.A and from March 2017 to January 2019, as Managing Director. From 2012 to 2015, he was Officer at Indra S.A.. From 2010 to 2012, he worked at Contax S.A.. From 2003 to 2010, he worked at Brasil Telecom S.A.. From 2001 to 2002 he worked at Telemar S.A.. From 1998 to 1999, he worked at Telebrasília Celular SA.. From 1994 to 1997, he worked at Telecomunicações Brasileiras SA – TELEBRAS.

Equatorial Maranhão Fiscal Counsil

The Equatorial’s Fiscal Council is not a permanent body. Its main powers, responsibilities and functions are to audit and oversee the CEMAR’s management and review the Company’s financial statements. According to the Brazilian corporation law, the Fiscal Council is an independent management body from the Company and external auditors. Its main responsibilities consist of monitoring the acts performed by the management and assessing and giving opinions on the financial statements for the year.

The Fiscal Council is installed only by the request of shareholders in accordance with Brazilian corporation law. Otherwise, the Fiscal Council will be composed of at minimum three and at maximum five effective members and an equal number of alternates, elected by Annual Shareholders Meeting. Its effective and alternate members, shareholders or not, will be elected by Annual Shareholders Meeting that deliberates about its installation, determines the fees, in respect with the legal boundaries. When operating, the Fiscal Council has responsibilities and powers conferred by law. The minimum operating period of Fiscal Council will be ended in the first Annual Shareholders Meeting realized after its installation.

Current Structure of Cemar’s Fiscal Council

Election held on April 30, 2019

Paulo Roberto Franceschi Fiscal Council Member
Paulo Roberto Franceschi, Fiscal Council. Mr. Paulo Roberto is partner of Audicontrol, Auditoria e Controle – an Independent Auditing and Consulting firm, since 1995. As a Senior Partner, his responsibilities are the strategic management of the business, technical responsibility over the jobs performed by the other partners and the general administration of the firm. He worked in International Audit for 18 years before creating Audicontrol. Also, he is part of the Fiscal Council of Bematech S.A. – a public held company – for 6 years, he is part Economic Council of Mitra Arquidiocese de Curitiba for 5 years and the Executive Council of a familial company for 5 years. Also, he was part of the Fiscal Council of a limited liability company that operates in the chemistry sector in 2008 and part of the Audit Committee, as assessor of the Council of Administration, of Positivo Informática – public held company, in 2007 and 2008. Mr. Paulo Roberto graduated in Economics in FAE Business School and Accounting in Fundação de Estudos Sociais do Paraná.
Claudia Luciana Cecatto de Trotta Fiscal Council Alternate
Claudia Luciana de Trotta, Alternate Fiscal Council – Ms. Trotta graduated in Law from the Faculdade de Direito de Curitiba and specialized in Corporate Law from the Universidade Federal do Paraná. Ms.Trotta is currently a member of Trotta, Ceccatto Advogados Associados, law firm with specialized expertise in the areas of Corporate, Business, Foreign Investment, Business Contracts, Administrative Law and Competition, Environmental Law, Civil Law and Real Estate since 2013. Was also a member, for 18 years, of the Office Augusto Prolik – Advogados Associados, acting as a lawyer in the areas of Business Law, Corporate Law, Contracts and Foreign Investments. Ms.Trotta is also member of the Comissão de Sociedades de Advogados da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, Paraná Section since July 2013 and was an instructor of the Comissão de Seleção da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, from Paraná, from January 2005 to January 2007, responsible for the reportage of archiving processes of creation, modification and other corporate acts of law firms.
Vanderlei Dominguez da Rosa Fiscal Council Member
Vanderlei Dominguez da Rosa, Fiscal Council. Mr. Dominguez is graduated in Accounting Sciences by the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and in extension courses in Capital Markets by the UFRGS and Expenses Accounting by Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS). He is also an executive-partner at HB Audit and his main role is to execute, review and manage the independent auditing works and is the technical responsible to CVM (Brazilian SEC). Fiscal Council member at Odontoprev, Sanepar, Tecnisa and Weg; and a Fiscal Council substitute member at Marcopolo, Padtec, Ideiasnet, Officer Distribuidora; In the last 5 years, has acted as Fiscal Council member at Triunfo, Equatorial Energia, Celpa, OSX, Tegma, Multiplus, MPX, Tupy and Marisol.
Ricardo Bertucci Fiscal Council Alternate
Ricardo Bertucci, Fiscal Council. Mr. Bertucci is graduated in Accounting Sciences by UFPR and post graduated in Controllership by FAE Business School. He is a partner at Audicontrol – Auditoria e Controle since 2011, being the senior partner responsible by the business management and technical responsability.
Saulo de Tarso Alves de Lara Fiscal Council Member
Saulo de Tarso Alves de Lara, Fiscal Council Member. Graduted in Business Administration (1979) in Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Concluded extension courses at IMD (International Management Development (1984) where he obtained his degree in Control and Finance. Mr. Lara started his career at Arthur Andersen where he acted as external auditor for 10 years. Between 1987 and 1996, worked in the construction segment, in the cement industry being responsible for the compliance and corporate control for the Brazilian and South American operations. In 1996, became CEO of Americana, in the packing business. In 1998, became Chief Planning and Controller Officer at Cyrela, where he worked until 2010, when he became Chief Controller Officer at PDG Realty. Since 2013, he is CFO at Greenwood Resource Brasil.
Moacir Gibur Fiscal Council Alternate
Moacir Gibur, Fiscal Council. Mr. Gibur is partner at Audicontrol, independent auditing and accounting and fiscal consultancy since 2001. Prior, Mr. Gibur worked at Emilio Romani S.A. and Russel Bedford Auditores Independentes. Has been Fiscal Council member at Siderquimica S.A..
Francisco de Assis Duarte de Lima Fiscal Council Member
Francisco de Assis Duarte de Lima, Fiscal Council Member – Mr. Francisco is graduated in Accounting Sciences by UFF, holds a MBA by FGV and COPPEAD and took part in the Minerva Program, by the George Washington University. Has been a Treasury Assistant in B. Braun Laboratories and later was an Expense Analyst at Embratel. Between 2000 and 2002, has been Financial Coordinator in Intelig Telecomunicações, and became Head of the Financial Statements Division in Eletrobrás (2002-13). Later, became Head of the Market Relationship Department.
Luiz Augusto Pereira de Andrade Figueira Fiscal Council Alternate
Luiz Augusto Pereira de Andrade Figueira, Fiscal Council Alternate Member -Mr. Figueira holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from UFRJ, holds an Extension Course CIO – Chief Information Officer by Cândido Mendes University, Graduate in Finance from FGV, in Management Information Technology by UFRJ and Masters in Business Administration from PUC-Rio. Works in the electricity sector since 1985 and currently holds a Superintendent function of the General Coordination of Eletrobras and Chair of the Sustainability Committee of Eletrobras. Former Chief Financial Officer of Eletrobrás (2003-2005), Financial Resources Superintendent of EPE – Energy Research Company (2005), Financial Management Associate (2005-2007) and Interim CFO of Eletrobrás (2007-2008).

Last updated on October 23, 2020