Professor of Environmental Management and International Affairs at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and a Board member of IHEID-International Relations and Development Studies Institute (Geneva). His past appointments include Rector of the University of São Paulo, President of Electric Utilities of the State of São Paulo and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies. A graduate of Vanderbilt University (USA) in the field of Management, he has been awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa, Université Lumiere, Lyon, Officier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques and Chevalier de la Legion d´Honneur (France). Professor Emeritus of the School of Economics, Management and Accounting (USP), his research and publications focus on environmental challenges, entrepreneurship and Latin America.