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Special Secretariat Team

Special Secretariat Team 

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  • Martha Seillier

    Special Secretary of the Secretariat for Investments Partnerships Program

    Experience:  She was the Director of the Department of Regulation and Competition of Civil Aviation (DERC) at the Secretariat for Civil Aviation (SAC-PR), from 2011 to 2016, and the Coordinator of the Department of Policies of the same body in 2010. She was the first woman to ever hold the position of CEO of Infraero, in January 2018.    

    Academic background:  She holds a Master degree in Economics from University of Brasilia/UnB. She has begun her career as civil servant as Specialist in Public Policies and Government Management attending classes at the National School of Public Administration/ENAP. She also holds a bachelor degree in Economics from University of Brasilia/UnB and another in Law from Centro Universitário de Brasília/UniCEUB.  

    Institutional E-mail:  gabineteppi@presidencia.gov.br

    Institutional Phone: +55 61 3411 6405

  • Veronica Sánchez da Cruz Rios

    Secretary for Strategic Works and Development

    Experience:  She has pursued a career in the civil service since 2009 as a Specialist in Public Policies and Government Management from the Ministry of Economy. She has worked at the Secretariat for Monitoring and Coordination at the Executive Office of Brazil´s Presidency of the Republic, where she has mainly dealt with planning, coordinating and monitoring activities related to Power Generation and Transmission within the PAC Program. From 2014 to 2016 she was in charge of the Oil and Gas sector at the PAC Secretariat at the then Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. From 2016 to 2018 she was a Senior Advisor to the Executive Office of Brazil´s Presidency of the Republic, where she coped with the strategic reforms agenda of the Federal Government. Until July 2019 she was the Special Secretary for Federative Affairs at the Secretary of Government of the Presidency.  

    Academic background:  She holds a Master degree in Public Management from the University of Brasilia (UnB) and a MBA Lato Sensu in Public Policies and Government Management on Energy and Mining Sectors from PUC-Rio. She also holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations from University of Brasília (UnB). 

    Institutional E-mail:  veronica.sanchez@presidencia.gov.br

    Institutional Phone: +55 61 3411 6408

  • Thiago Costa Monteiro Caldeira

    Secretary of Transportation Coordination

    Experience:  Mr. Thiago Caldeira has become a civil servant after passing a national examination for Legislative Consultant in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. From 2013 to 2017 he was the Coordinator-General on Regulatory Policies in the Secretary for Civil Aviation, when he focused his job in airport concession structuring and in policies for promoting the air transportation market. From 2007 to 2012 he pursued a career in public services regulation in the Energy Regulation Agency (ANEEL), where he mainly dealt with economic regulation in concession contracts of power distribution and transmission. 

    Academic background:  He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Bachelor degree in Law and a Master degree in Regulation and Business Management from Universidade de Brasilia (Brasilia University – UnB). He also currently attends PHD classes in Economics in Universidade Católica de Brasília (Brasilia Catholic University)

    Institutional E-mail:  thiago.caldeira@presidencia.gov.br

    Institutional Phone: +55 61 3411-6462

  • Rafael Fortunato

    Legal Advisor

    Experience:  Federal Public Attorney, focused on infrastructure and strategic affairs, Administrative, Corporate and Tax Law. Lawyer with focus on Administrative, Corporate and Tax Law. Former Coordinator in Chief of the Finalistic and Strategic Group within Mato Grosso’s Federal Attorney Office. Former Deputy Assistant-Chief for Infrastructure of the Sub-division for Legal Affairs within the Presidency of the Republic (Casa Civil).

    Academic background:  Law degree from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE); Complementary academic studies at Università deli Studies Roma Tre; Post-Graduate studies on Corporate Law at Luiz Flávio Gomes Legal Academy (on going); Post-Graduate studies on Licitations, Public Contracts and Public Auditing at CEPEC/MT (on going).

    Institutional E-mail:  rafael.fortunato@presidencia.gov.br

    Institutional Phone: +55 61 3411-3804

  • Bertha Gadelha

    International Advisor

    Experience:  Bertha Gadelha has pursued a diplomatic career since 2006 and is currently seconded to the Presidency of the Republic since returning from her last mission abroad, at the Brazilian Embassy in Bogotá, in February 2019. She has comprehensive knowledge  in trade and investment attraction, which has been achieved after working at the Trade Promotion Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2010. She has been the head of the Trade Promotion and Investments sections at the Brazilian Embassies in Paris and Bogotá. Moreover, while posted in Paris, Bertha Gadelha has been liaison officer with the OECD. Before joining the diplomatic career, she was intelligence officer at the Brazilian Intelligence Agency, between 2005 and 2006.  

    Academic background:  She holds a degree in Social Communications – Advertising & Marketing – from the University of Brasilia (UnB) and an MBA Lato Sensu in Foreign Trade and Exchange Rate related Negotiations from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). She has also attended the full 2-year program at Instituto Rio Branco, the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy.   

    Institutional E-mail:  bertha.gadelha@presidencia.gov.br

    Institutional Phone: +55 61 3411-6422