Pedro Augusto Leite Costa is the Honorary Consul of Brazil in Seattle Washington and founder of The Information Company. The Information Company is a strategic advisory and public relations consultancy with offices in Seattle Washington and São Paulo Brazil. Mr. Costa has served as a liaison between American and Brazilian companies for over ten years, helping clients such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) and the Brazilian Manufactures Association (Fiesp, in São Paulo, and Fiemg, in Minas Gerais.). He received his degree in Communications at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Paulo Gomes has served on numerous boards and is a Director in Hitachi Consulting’s Enterprise Applications business. Since joining Hitachi Consulting in 2002, Paulo helped grow the practice by providing business development and strategic leadership in a range of industries—including financial services, consumer goods, and services. Paulo has more than 17 years of consulting and industry experience in information technology, business process improvement, enterprise applications and strategic planning. Paulo holds a B.A. from Reed College.
Lorenzo Madrid has more than 25 years of experience doing international business development in the software, telecom and high tech product sectors. He is a former executive of several multinational corporations, including Microsoft, Edgix, UNILINK, and others, and has a deep understanding of Brazilian business culture and what is needed to successfully address the Brazilian market. With a proven record of accomplishment, he has helped many companies to successfully do business in Brazil.
Sérgio Duarte Segall is Director of A&S Bioenergia. Sergio developed, implemented and managed biodiesel projects in Brazil as well as exploring new non-food crop suitable for biodiesel production. In the last 2 years Dr. Segall created and negotiated a US$ 100 million biodiesel project with a Spanish investment group. He developed an agriculture chain to support this project and tested different Brazilian sunflowers cultivars with up to 50% oil content. Tested tropical non-food oilseed to meet short term biodiesel production and prospected and selected biodiesel plant manufacturers around the world.