Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 10, 2015 and Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
He received a degree in Economics from Université de Genève (Switzerland) in 1980, where he was also Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics.
He was a postgraduate lecturer in European Studies at Universidade Católica. He was also a member of the governing boards of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and of Universidade Católica, where he was Director from 1982 to 1995.
He served as Assistant to the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade from 1986 until 1988. From 1988 to 1990 he served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICEP (Portuguese Institute for Foreign Trade).
From 1990 to 1998 he was Director of Banco Espírito Santo de Investimentos and in 1998 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gás de Portugal and Transgás.
In 2000 he joined Galp Energia as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Executive Chairman of Galp Energia and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Petrogal, Gás de Portugal, Transgás and Transgás-Atlântico.
In 2004, he was appointed Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communication for Portugal’s 16th Constitutional Government.
He also served as Chairman of the Portuguese Energy Association (APE) from 1999 to 2002, member of the Trilateral Commission from 1992 to 1998, Vice-Chairman of the Portuguese Industrial Association (AIP) and Chairman of the General Supervisory Board of Ambelis. He was also a government representative to the EU working group for trans-European network development.
In 2006 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of EDP – Energias de Portugal.
Chief Executive Officer of EDP Energias do Brasil since January 1, 2014. Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Sustainability Committee.
He joined the EDP Group in 2006. He was a member of management of EDP Comercial, EDP Inovação, Portgás and Fundação EDP. He was made Chief Executive Officer of EDP Brasil in January 1, 2014 and Investor Relations Officer in April 10, 2015, having been a member of the Company’s executive board since 2008. As from February 4, 2014, Miguel Setas also assumed the post of vice chairman of the Board of Directors of EDP Energias do Brasil.
Miguel Setas graduated in Physical Engineering and obtained a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. In 1996, he obtained an Master Business Administration (MBA) from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He began his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Co, having had links with the electric energy sector since 1998. He held positions as Strategic Marketing Officer as well as member of management of Lisboagás, part of the Galp Energia Group, and also CP – Comboios de Portugal and CP Lisboa.
Board Member since April 04, 2018. Member of the Compensation and Audit Committees.
Miguel graduated with an Master of Engineering with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) and an MBA by MIT Sloan (Boston, USA).
He initiated his career at UBS Investment Bank in London, UK, where he worked primarily in Mergers and Acquisitions in various projects in European countries, including Portugal, as well as in Japan, Thailand and Brazil.
Miguel lived between 1994 and 2003 in Scotland, Italy, England, Portugal and the USA. In 2000, he joined EDP – Energias de Portugal in the area of Strategy and Corporate Development/M&A and was the Director of this area between 2005 and 2009. During this period Miguel coordinated and managed various M&A and capital market transactions for EDP – Energias de Portugal, including the acquisition of several companies that gave rise to EDP Renewables, the acquisition of Hidrocantabrico, the different phases of EDP – Energias de Portugal’s privatization, EDP – Energias de Portugal’s share capital increase in 2004, EDP Energias do Brazil IPO in 2005 and EDP Renewables IPO in 2008.
He was a Member of the Board of EDP Distribuição Energia, from January 2009 to February 2012. Miguel was also a non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of EDP Inovação, EDP Ventures, EDP Gas Distribuição and Chairman of InovGrid ACE. In 2012 he was appointed CEO of EDP Comercial, as well as CEO and Vice-President of Hidroeléctrica del Cantabrico and Naturgas Energia. In 2014 he was appointed CEO of EDP Soluções Comerciais.
He is currently also a Board Member of Câmara Hispano Portuguesa of Comercio and Industria in Spain.
Board Member since April 10, 2015.
Born on May 23rd, 1961, he holds a degree in Management (1984) from Lisbon’s ISE at the Technical University of Lisbon – Instituto Superior de Economia da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, an MBA (1989) from the Technical University of Lisbon – Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and a Post Graduation in Marketing and Management of Airlines (1992) from the Bath University /International Air Travel Association, UK.
He began his career at the TAP Group in 1984 (Transportes Aéreos de Portugal) having had several positions until becoming General Director.
Between 1997 and 1999 he was a Board Member of TAPGER.
Between 2000 and 2002, he was a member of the Board of several companies within CP – Portuguese Railways, namely EMEF.
From 2002 and 2005, became CEO of AirLuxor, an airline company, and from 2005 and 2007 he was chairman and CEO of ICEP – Instituto do Comércio Externo de Portugal, a Portuguese state owned agency for international trade and promotion.
Since March 2007, he is a board member of EDP Internacional S.A. and in 2009 he was nominated Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEM – Macao Electrical Company.
Independent board member since April 26, 2006. President of the Sustainability Committee.
Member of the Board of Directors of the companies Globex-Ponto Frio, EDP in Brazil, and OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A. Member of the Advisory Board of Alcoa. Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation. Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Unibanco. A professor in the Department of Economics of Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Minister of Finance in the Federal Government from 1995 to 2002. Governor of the Banco Central do Brasil between 1993 and 1994. Special Consultant and Chief Negotiator for External Debt Affairs – Ministry of Finance from 1991 to 1993. Executive Officer at the World Bank from 1986 to 1990 and from 1992 to 1993.
Graduated in Engineering in 1965 from Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, with a PhD in Economics from the University of Berkeley, California.
An independent board member since April 10, 2007. Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance and Related Parties Committee.
Pitella graduated in Civil Engineering from the Escola Nacional de Engenharia of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
Investor Relations Director at GTD Participações S.A, company with investments in EDP – Energias do Brasil S.A., and president of the Investment Committee of Energia PCH Fundo de Investimento em Participações, chairman of the Board of Directors and director-general of Juruena Participações e Investimentos S.A., company with investments in SHPs in the federative state of Mato Grosso. Pitella represents tradings in the import and export of ores and metals.
Previously member of the Board of Directors and Fiscal Council of Escelsa and Enersul (EDP Brasil’s subsidiaries). He held the post of director-general for South America at AIOC Corporation and Marc Rich Investment AG trading companies. A former director of Vale do Rio Doce Alumínio S.A. – ALUVALE and member of the Board of Directors of the companies Valesul Alumínio S.A. and Mineração Rio do Norte S.A., and of the Advisory Boards of Albras – Alumínio Brasileiro S.A. and Alunorte – Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A.
An independent board member since September 14, 2005. Chairman of the Governance and Related Parties Committee and member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.
Carvalhosa is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Universidade Federal de São Carlos and of Fundação Padre Anchieta, the Board of Directors of Companhia Melhoramentos de São Paulo, and the São Paulo Stock Exchange’s Arbitration Panel. He lectured as a professor in Commercial Law at São Paulo University (USP), acted as legal advisor to the São Paulo Stock Exchange, president of the Court of Ethics of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), São Paulo Chapter, and was chairman of its Constitutional Commission.
He graduated in Law from São Paulo University and has a PhD in Commercial Law and Economics from USP.
An independent Board member since April 04, 2018. Member of the Governance and Related Parties Committee.
Juliana has accumulated 13 years of experience in Sell Side Equity Research, with a primary focus on consumer and retail companies.
Since July, 2013, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Arezzo & Co and Coordinator of the Strategy Committee. Since June, 2016, she has been an independent member of Duratex SA’s Board of Directors, as well as the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Committee for Evaluation of Related Party Transactions.
At Lojas Renner S.A., she has been a Independent member of the Board of Directors since April, 2017 and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
She went through some financial institutions between 2000 and May, 2013, but primarily at Itau BBA. Between 2013 and 2017, she worked as a consultant in consumer and retail projects at Itaú BBA Investment Banking.
She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Uatt, a company of Endeavor Entrepreneurs, an organization of which she is an active mentor. Previously, she served as an economist at Buy Side of institutions such as JGP, Pactual and Icatu.
Over the years she has been honored several times by Institutional Investor for her coverage of the retail and consumer goods sectors. Graduated in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Rio de Janeiro and holds the CFA certificate.
Vice-President of Strategy and Business Development
He took the position as Vice-President at EDP Energias do Brasil in December 2005. He took part in the important moment of the Company, such as an opening of the company’s capital on the São Paulo Stock Exchange. He is also a member of the board of directors from EDP Brasil’s Distribution, Generation and Transmission companies.
Andrade is economist graduated by the UFPE (Federal University of Pernambuco) and also concluded extension programs along the years, including, recently, the Program of Advanced Management of IESE, in Spain. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Before EDP, Carlos Andrade developed his career in the financial market, worked 17 years in international banks in the areas of credit, corporative finances and investment banking. He lived more than a half of his banking career abroad, covering the Latin America market, including Caracas, City of Mexico and New York.
Vice-President of Generation and Trading
He took the position as Vice-President at EDP Brasil in December 2010. He is also a member of the board of directors from EDP Brasil’s Distribution, Generation and Transmission companies.
He graduated in electrical engineering from UNICAMP (State University of Campinas) in 1980, and he has a post-graduate qualification in Energy Planning and the British Privatization Model from De Montfort University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.
Luiz Otavio began his career at CESP (Companhia Energética de São Paulo) in 1981 where he held the posts of technical manager for the Itapeva region, manager of Operations and Planning of Electrical Systems, commercial manager for the Atibaia region, manager of Planning and Control of the East Department, and Atibaia regional manager. Upon the creation of Elektro in 1998, he was appointed the company’s New Businesses manager. From 1999 to 2002, he was Enron’s Trading and Risk officer in São Paulo. Back at Elektro, Henriques was manager for wholesale energy supply and large customers until August 2005 when he was appointed commercial and wholesale energy supply director for the distributor and director of the commercializing company.
Vice-President of Finance
He took the position as Vice-President of EDP Brasil in April 2015. He is also a member of the board of directors from EDP Brasil’s Distribution, Generation and Transmission companies.
He has bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico of Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, with exchange experience in Germany and Belgium. He also holds an MBA degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Henrique has professional background in Brazil and in Portugal in Corporate Finance, Merger and Acquisition (M&A) and Entrepreneurship.
In Corporate Finance developed in financial planning, budgeting, auditing, structured finance and debt restructuring. In M&A, he has background in valuation, due diligence, leveraged buyouts, corporate and tax restructuring, private equity operations and negotiation of contracts. From 1997 to 2010, he worked for Banco Chemical Finance, Arthur Andersen (currently Deloitte), Change Partners Corporate Finance and KPMG.
As an entrepreneur, he was the founding partner of Change Partners Corporate Finance in Portugal in 2003, the first independent corporate finance consulting company in the country. In 2005, after the incorporation of Change Partners to KPMG Portugal, he was the Corporate Finance partner until 2010. In the same year, he was responsible for the internationalization of H3 Hamburguer Gourmet, a Portuguese restaurant chain. From 2011 to 2015, as the CEO of a joint-venture with Icatu Group, he was responsible for the business expansion in Brazil.
Vice-President of Grids
Mr. João Manuel Brito Martins is graduated in Economics from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and holds an MBA degree from IMD (Switzerland). He began his professional career as a consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He later joined the EDP Group, where he held various positions in Portugal, Spain and Brazil in the areas of strategic marketing, pricing and planning, M&A and internal consulting. He was responsible for the area of Innovation and Sustainability of EDP Brasil until mid-2014 and was the Director of Strategy and Innovation from 2014 to 2016. From there on, he was the Distribution Director and Commercial Director of EDP Distribuição Espírito Santo taking over in april 2020 as Vice-President of Grids of EDP.
Chief Executive Officer and Investor Relations Officer
He joined the EDP group in 2006 holding positions as manager for EDP Comercial, EDP Inovação, Portgás, and Fundação EDP. Chief Executive Officer of EDP Brasil since January 1st, 2014, and Investor Relations Director since April, 2015. Miguel is part of the Company´s management since January 2008. Since February 04, 2014, Setas is also Vice President of the Board of Directors.
Graduated in Physical Engineering and obtained his Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon. He also obtained an MBA from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Setas initiated his career as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., being actively involved in the energy sector since 1998. At the Galp Energia Group, he was director of Strategic Marketing and Manager of Lisboagás. He was also manager of CP – Comboios de Portugal and president of CP Lisboa.
Adir Pereira Keddi
João António de Sousa Araújo Ribeiro da Costa
Allain Brasil Bertrand Júnior
*The Fiscal Council is non-permanent collegiate body and is composed of three (3) members elected by the General Meeting of 04.16.2019. The Fiscal Council’s mandate will be in force up to the General Meeting that will examine the accounts for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019.