2018 Speakers

  • Paulo Menezes Figueiredo
    Paulo Menezes Figueiredo President, Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo – METRÔ

    Paulo Menezes Figueiredo is a graduate in Business Administration from FMU and UNIP.

    Mr. Menezes has 35 years of experience in the area of communications for the Metrô and worked as a manager in financial planning . In 2014, he became Executive Secretary of management board for Public-Private Partnerships in the State of São Paulo, where the PPPs of lines 6 and 18 were consolidated.

  • Joubert Flores
    Joubert Flores President of ANPTrilhos and Board of Directors for MetrôRio

    Joubert Flores is a graduate electrical engineer from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), CEFET-RJ and an MBA in Energy Management from the Graduate School of Economics of Getúlio Vargas Foundation. He has worked for MetRôRio since 1974 and is a member of the Board of Directors.

    Joubert is also Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Rail Passenger Carriers (ANPTrilhos), President of the Metroferroviária Commission of the National Public Transport Association (ANTP) and representative of Latin America of the UITP (International Union of Public Transport).

  • João Gouveia
    João Gouveia Director of Operations, Supervia

    Mechanical Engineer, postgraduate in Transportation Engineering by USP with an MBA in Business Management and Logistics from FGV, he developed his career in the areas of logistics and transport, railways and management. He participated actively in the privatization, concession, merger and spin-off of the companies Fepasa, Ferronorte, Ferroban, Novoeste, Portofer and Supervia.

    Since 2005, he has been the chief operating officer of Supervia, a metropolitan transportation concessionaire in Rio de Janeiro. He has worked in large Brazilian companies in positions of director and president. He is founder and Executive Director of ANPtrilhos, National Association of Railroad Carriers and is a Counselor of Railroad Magazine.

  • Rodrigo Vieira
    Rodrigo Vieira Secretary of Transport, Rio de Janeiro

    Rodrigo Goulart de Oliveira Vieira was president of the Superintendency of Sports of the State of Rio de Janeiro (SUDERJ), an autarchy linked to the Secretary of Sports, Leisure and Youth (SEELJE), responsible for the management of sports equipment in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

    With 18 years of career, he has a professional experience with emphasis on coordination and development of projects, entrepreneurship, negotiation and public management. He holds an Executive MBA with emphasis in Marketing, MBA in Entrepreneurship and New Business Management and also a degree in Social Communication from the Pontifical Catholic University. He is a member of the Governing Board of the Olympic Public Authority and the Boards of Directors of the Rio de Janeiro State Official Press and the Rio de Janeiro State Railroad Transportation Company (RIOTRILHOS).

  • Marcelo Dourado
    Marcelo Dourado President, Metrô-DF

    Marcelo Dourado is Director-President at METRO-DF. He holds a degree in History from the University of Brasilia and a post-graduate degree in Public Administration from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

    He was superintendent director of the Center for the Development of the Midwest (Sudeco), a position he held for almost three years. It engaged in the Federal Government’s project to eradicate extreme poverty, as well as infrastructure, logistics, productive inclusion and sustainable development projects for the Midwest.

    He has extensive experience working in the legislative area, was advisor and chief of staff of the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District and political coordinator of the Leadership of the Brazilian Socialist Party in the Chamber of Deputies.

  • José Augusto Rodrigues Bissacot
    José Augusto Rodrigues Bissacot Director of Planning and Projects, CPTM

    Mr. Rodrigues is responsible for managing and overseeing the development of projects and upgrades to the Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (Paulista Company of Metropolitan Trains).

    CPTM has seven commuter and rapid transit lines with 94 stations in and around the city of Sao Paulo.

    Jose Augusto Rodrigues will discuss the current operations of the network and the construction of Line 9 and the proposed development of Line 10.

  • Paulo Ferreira
    Paulo Ferreira Chief Operating Officer, VLT Carioca

    Paulo Ferreira worked for MRS Logistica since 2004 as an engineer, Operations Manager and then General Manager of Operations.

    In 2014 he joined VLT Carioca as the Operations Manager and in 2017 he became the organizations Chief Operating Officer.

    Mr. Ferreira is a graduate engineer with a postgraduate qualifications in Business Management and an MBA in General Business Administration and Management.

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