2019 Speakers

  • Silvani Alves Pereira
    Silvani Alves Pereira President, Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo – METRÔ

    Silvani Alves Pereira has held many senior roles within Brazil including Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Cities, Cabinet Chief of the Presidency of Caixa, National Secretary of Public Policies of the Ministry of Labor, Secretary of State in Sergipe – Secretaries of Health, Strategic Management and Economic and Social Development, Superintendent of Caixa Federal Economy in the states of Goiás, Sergipe and Espírito Santo.

    He has held positions on the board of directors for Trensurb and CBTU. In January 2019 he became President of the Companhia de Metropolitano de São Paulo.

  • Delmo Pinho
    Delmo Pinho Secretary of Transport - Rio de Janeiro

    Delmo Manoel Pinho is president of the Business and Logistics Council of ACRJ (Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro) and advisor to Firjan (Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro).

    He served as Deputy Secretary of State for Transportation between 2007 and 2018, where he worked in the area of transportation planning and cargo logistics in the State. The appointment was published on Friday in the Official Gazette.

  • 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.

  • Jose Eduardo Ribeiro Copello
    Jose Eduardo Ribeiro Copello Director President, Companhia de Transportes do Estado da Bahia (CTB)
  • Pedro Augusto Cunto
    Pedro Augusto Cunto Director of Planning & Institutional Relations, CBTU

    Pedro Cunto worked for the Central Bank of Brazil from 2008. He also held a range of roles for the Federal Government, including Coordinator-General for Special Planning, Budget and Finance for the Presidency of the Republic and Special Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the Office of the President.

    He has also held managerial positions for major companies and projects including Vale, Anglo American, Rio Doce Mozambique, CVRD Inco and Costa do Sauíp.

    He became a board member for the Brazilian Company of Urban Trains (CBTU) in January 2015 and chaired the board from December 2017 to November 2018.

  • Carmen Deulofeu
    Carmen Deulofeu General Manager, Línea 2 - Metro de Lima

    Carmen Deulufeu is a graduate Road, Canel and Port Engineer from the University of Catalonia with post-graduate studies in international tenders from Ramon Llull University.

    She was Director of Studies and Technological Innovation for the Metro de Barcelona and General Director of GISA, the infrastructure company of the Catalan government.

    Ms. Deuluefeu is now the head of the Line 2 Concessionaire for the Metro de Lima, she will discuss the development of the project at Metro 2019.

  • Luis Cardenas
    Luis Cardenas Project Manager - Barranquilla Light Rail

    Luis Cardenas is the CEO of A Todo Tren and the general manager of the light rail project in the Colombian city of Barranquilla.

    The project under developmet will serve 15 stations and is estimated to transport over 100,000 passengers per day.

    Mr. Cardenas will discuss the development of the project and transport upgrades on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

  • Diego Sanchez
    Diego Sanchez Structuring Manager - Metro de Bogota, FDN

    Diego Sanchez is a civil engineer with graduate qualifications in engineering project management. He has previously worked for CAF, the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the Insitute of Urban Development (IDU).

    Mr. Sanchez is responsible for the structuring and contract process for Colombia’s Metro de Bogota, he will be discussing this project in Rio this year.

  • Liu Ming
    Liu Ming President CRRC Latin America Corp

    Mr. Liu Ming is the President of CRRC Latin America Corp, a major Chinese company which is rapidly becoming a key partner in major transportation projects all over Latin America. Mr. Liu Ming will discuss some of the innovations the company is bringing to the region and the successful projects they have supported in the region and globally.

  • Clive Owen
    Clive Owen Director - International Sales & Marketing, MG-Valdunes

    Clive Owen is Director, International Sales and Marketing at MG-Valdunes, the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance wheels, axles and wheelsets for rolling stock. MG-Valdunes is one of three companies in the Wheel and Axle Business Division of MaSteel , which has an annual combined capacity for 800 000 forged wheels, 60 000 axles and 50 000 wheelsets, which are sold in over 80 countries around the world.

    Clive has 27 years’ experience in the rail industry, 22 years in wheelsets and has been with MG-Valdunes since 2000.

    Clive is a graduate of Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, with a degree in Economics and Industrial Organisation

    Clive will speak about improvements in wheel performance and cost savings for train operators

  • Pablo Rocha
    Pablo Rocha Global Key Account Manager, Damm

    Pablo Rocha is an Argentine graduate engineer with a masters degree in Telecommunications Management.

    Pablo Rocha has worked in the telecommunications field for close to 15 years, working with some of the industries most important companies. In 2018 he joined DAMM Cellular Systems as the companies LATAM regional manager and global account manager.

    At Metro 2019 Mr. Rocha will discuss the companies work on the Cochabamba Light Train in Bolivia and solutions they provide in the region.

  • Handerson Cabral Ribeiro
    Handerson Cabral Ribeiro Director President, Metrô-DF

    Graduated of the State University of Goiás in Civil Engineering with postgraduate qualifications in Public Management from the Universidade Castelo Branco / Institute of Education of the Brazilian Army, Handerson Cabral has worked as a Infrastructure Analysts at the Ministry of Economy, with experience in planning and managing projects in the area of ​​Infrastructure.

    Handerson Cabral was president of Valec from April 2018 until January 2019 with more than 10 years of experience at DNIT. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the Advisor and Project Manager at the Department of Transportation Program Management of the Ministry of Transport, where he was responsible for the Coordination of PAC Roads in the South and Southeast regions.

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