Brazil - Governance


Management Committee

H.E. Alrnold Wald


Mr Charles-Philippe d'Orléans


H.E. Heraldo Muñoz


Mrs Luciana de Montigny


Mr Paulo Hime Funari


Mr Emmanuel Calça


Development committee

Mr Sebastião Salgado

Franco-Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist; he has traveled in over 120 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of his work have been presented throughout the world; UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador; awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in 1982, Foreign Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992, and the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship in 1993; member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts at the Institut de France since April 2016.

Development Committee

Mr Marcelo Mena

Former Minister of the Environment of Chile; former World Bank Climate Change Research Manager; He currently directs the Institute on Global Climate Change at the Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile

Development committee

Mr João Camargo

Creator and president of Esfera Brasil, an organization created to promote thinking and dialogue about Brazil and a think tank that brings together businessmen, entrepreneurs and the productive class; partners of the 89 Investimentos group, an independent asset manager operating in the areas of logistics, development and communication; partner of Alpha, BandNews FM, Nativa and 89 FM radio; Executive Chairman of the CNN Group in Brazil.

Development Committee

Mr David Safra

Heir to banker Joseh Safra, member of the board of directors of Banco Safra and responsible for conducting family business in Brazil.

Pr Carlos Afonso Nobre

Forest engineer, consultant and social entrepreneur in the fields of sustainability, forestry and climate; currently general coordinator of the MAPBIOMAS initiative, a network made up of more than 70 organizations, including NGOs, universities and technological startups, which collects and publishes data to monitor the use of land and water in Brazilian biomes and fight against deforestation and fires; coordinator of the system for estimating greenhouse gas emissions of the climate observatory; founder of the Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification Institute (Imaflora); founder of the Amazon Fund; searcher at the Brazil-Lab of Princeton University.

Mrs Eleonora Halpern

specialist in marketing from the Wharton School, in Philadelphia, completed a postgraduate course in fashion business at the Istituto Europeo di Design, until, at the beginning of 2017, she fully assumed the role of relationship director at JHSF, which operates in the shopping centers, real estate development, hotels and gastronomy sectors. In the meantime, she also worked with giants such as Shopping Cidade Jardim, in São Paulo, and the French brand Louis Vuitton in Brazil.

Pr Maria Manuela Ligeti Carneiro da Cunha

One of the most prestigious Brazilian anthropologists: specialized in anthropology in Paris under the direction of Claude Lévi-Strauss; several post-doctorates at the University of Cambridge and Stanford and Chicago; recognized as an intellectual and an important activist of the law of Aboriginal peoples of Brazil.

Mrs Yolanda Kakabadse

Former Minister of the Environment of Ecuador; former president of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). She has a long track record in conservation and the environment.

Mr Federico Perez

Federico Perez is an innovative social entrepreneur and environmental advocate with a commitment to addressing global climate challenges. He is the Founder and CEO of SELVITAS, a company that streamlines nature-based solutions to promote social equity and combat deforestation in Latin America.