The constant search for excellency turns leadership into a natural consequence
Innovatech’s leadership position comes from the constant search for excellency in acting and results, always with a complete and ethical posture, principles for a good corporate governance.
Before being a search, leadership is a natural consequence of its posture.
Innovatech comprises experienced professionals and is structured over the pillars of innovation, high performance, and strategic knowledge about the whole agribusiness chain, and it invests in the best partnerships, the most advanced technologies, and constant evolution of the sector, to offer effective solutions and generate value to its clients in a solid and ongoing way.
The privilege of having great executives, with renowned experience, thinking of your business.
Always focused on excellence, high performance and the best practices applied to every service for agribusiness chain, Innovatech has a board comprised by great national and international executives, working in the most varied areas of the industry, to offer its clients a more global and strategic vision of their businesses, potentializing investments and orienting solutions towards more effective, long-lasting, and profitable results.
Innovatech relies on strategic counselors and partnerships in the following areas:
Members of the Board
Forestry Engineer graduated at Universidade Federal de Viçosa in Minas Gerais state.
Specialization in Management Principles at Columbia University, New York, USA. He worked at multinational companies in the forestry base, cellulose, and paper sectors where he had positions as Director, Vice-President, and CEO (Champion, International Paper, and Suzano Papel e Celulose, respectively).
He participated in boards of many companies and entities (Futura Gene, BRACELPA – Brazilian Association of Paper and Cellulose, ABRAF – Brazilian Association of Planted Forests Producers and Sustainability Board at SUZANO Papel e Celulose, among others). Nowadays, he has the role of President Director at Innovatech Negócios Florestais.
He’s graduated in Mechanical Engineering by Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), Master in Electrical Engineering Science by PUC-RJ (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro), Master in Management Science and Ph.D. in Business Administration by University of California, Berkeley.
In his career, he led many M&A processes and he was an Executive Vice-President at Vale. He has more than 38 years of experience in forestry and commodities sectors, where he worked as CFO and Director at Suzano Celulose e Papel, and Bahia Sul Celulose.
Business administrator graduated at Universidade Mackenzie, São Paulo, with an MBA at University of So. New Hampshire, USA, and specialization in International Administration at University of So. New Hampshire, USA. Counselor registered at IBGC (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance).
He worked in board positions in companies as Suzano Papel e Celulose, Bahia Sul Celulose, and Aracruz Celulose. He worked as Independent Counselor in Boards of Directors at Duratex, Marcopolo, São Carlos Empreendimentos Imobiliários, Autometal, and HSBC – Fundo FI Ações SRI. Currently, he is a counselor at VALMET – Finland and Contax.
Manoel de Freitas
Forestry Engineer graduated at Universidade Federal do Paraná, Business administrator graduated at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, with a Post-graduation course in Environmental Management at Faculdade Metropolitana de Campinas. He attended a Development for Senior Executives course at Darmouth School, USA.
He worked as Executive at Champion International Corporation / International Paper, an American multinational company in forest products sector. He worked as Director in many sectorial entities, as Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Florestais – IPEF / USP, Fundo FLORESTAR, Sociedade Brasileira de Silvicultura. He’s the author of technical papers about the Forestry sector. In the last few years, he has been working as counselor and consultant in Brazilian and foreign companies.
Forestry Engineer by Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz – ESALQ, USP. He has a Specialization in Business Management and Strategies by Unicamp, an MBA in Financial Management, and a Post-MBA in Valuation and Management based on Values by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). He had positions as Manager, CEO, and General Management at companies in forestry base, cellulose, and paper sectors (Champion, International Paper and AborGen, respectively).
He has the position of CEO at Innovatech Negócios Florestais.