TEAM

Sylvio A. Coutinho
Managing Partner / CEO

Since 2002 working on the forestry, industry and commercial operations of the group. Sylvio was responsible for the attraction of the first institutional investors and for the development of the supply chain and sales operations of the company. Sylvio is graduated in Business Management and holds an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral.

Fausto H.Takizawa
Director of Research and Development, Institutional Relations

He was hired by the group in 1996 as Forest Inventory and Environment Manager. Since 2001 to 2007, acting as Manager of Forest Planning and Systematization. Between 2008 and 2010, assumed the position of Forestry Director. Fausto holds a degree in Forestry Engineering by ESALQ – USP – since 1995. In the same institution, he held MBA in Agribusiness in 2015.

Cassiano M. Sasaki
Forest Director – Mato Grosso Unit

Manager of the silviculture, harvesting, transportation, environment, certification and administration operations of the regional in the state of Mato Grosso, with about 24,000 hectares of planted teak. Before that, he worked as a Forestry Manager in the group companies. Cassiano is a forest engineer graduated from ESALQ / USP in 1997. In the same institution, he held a master’s degree in Forestry Sciences, with specificity in soil preparation (2000) and PhD in Forestry Sciences (2005).

João Lucas
Operational Manager – Pará Unit

Manager of the silviculture, harvesting, transportation, environment, certification and administration operations within Pará State, with about 20,000 hectares of planted teak. He joined the team in 2008, shortly after graduating from colleg. He worked several areas of the company from technical support to operational teams; environment, quality and certification; management of the medical and occupational safety team. João Lucas is a Forest Engineer, graduated from the Federal University of Mato Grosso and also holds an MBA degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Samuel Figueiredo
Forest Planning and Inventory Manager

He started in the company in 2012, being responsible for the Forestry Inventory and Planning area. He is a specialist in growth modeling and forest optimization, as well as having experience in the development of forest management software and geographic information systems. He holds a degree in Forestry Engineering from ESALQ / USP and attended Information Technology applied to forestry at HNEE, Germany.

Glenn Peebles
CFO / Chief Financial Officer

Glenn joined the team in 2016 to acting as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for relationships with investors, banks and stakeholders. A US citizen, with a permanent residency in Brazil, Glenn received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, USA) in 1995 after graduating in Economics and Spanish from Rockford College, USA. He has been certified CFA Charterholder since 2005.

Tiago Bego
Financial Manager, T.I. and General Administration

Acting in the group since 2013, he is responsible for the financial management of the Group, encompassing the Treasury, Accounting, Tax and Information Technology sectors. Bego holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an international MBA from Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Financial Management and Controllership.

Thiago Gallo
Financial Control Manager

Part of the team since 2013, received in 2014 the mission of acting as Manager of Financial Planning and Control. His main responsibilities include coordinating various planning cycles, reporting and financial analysis; and the company’s asset valuation model. Gallo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from PUC-SP, has MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and currently holds a Master’s degree in Management from the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL).

Luis Otavio Pagotto
Sales Manager

In 2015, he was invited to take over the commercial management of the group’s new base in Singapore, with the goal of expanding and diversifying the teak exportation to Asian countries. Pagotto started the company in 2008 as Trainee. He has known and developed projects in several areas. He has a degree in Forestry Engineering from ESALQ / USP since 2007.