Telmo Magadan

Magadan is an architect and urban planner with a degree from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Brazil. He has developed a career in the public and private sectors, and has occupied strategic management positions in architecture institutions. For the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Magadan was Secretary of the Department of Planning and Coordination; president of the Development Agency; and president of the State Electric Power Company (CEEE). At the federal level, he was president of the Brazilian Urban Transport Company (EBTU). In these positions, he led official missions and negotiated with the World Bank (IBRD) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Magadan was also state and national president of the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB), and is currently vice president of the Federation of Trade Associations and Services of Rio Grande do Sul (Federasul).

Throughout his career, he has always been linked to the private sector due to his important project-management work, primarily focused on structuring, planning and implementing new companies in Brazil, especially in the areas of renewable energy and environmental sustainability. For 10 years, he was president of Ventos do Sul Energia - the company responsible for implementing the Osório wind farm, a pioneer initiative in Brazil. He was also chairman of the board of directors in the same company. Today, Magadan is an associate director of Intercon – an international project and consulting firm.

Daniel de Moraes Andrade

Andrade is a civil engineer with a degree from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), in Brazil, and a specialization course in business management from IESE Business School, from University of Navarra/Spain. He has developed a professional and business career occupying prominent positions of leadership and strategic coordination in the public and private sectors. In the transportation area, he was responsible for the planning and expansion of the subway in Porto Alegre, period in which he coordinated the project’s investment plan with the World Bank (IBRD). Andrade was also director of a major Brazilian company of heavy construction, where he developed and coordinated projects related to toll roads and public sanitation in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo.

As an entrepreneur, Andrade founded and currently presides (as chairman of the board of directors) Grupo Ramos Andrade Engenharia, a company which manages construction projects in the electricity sector, as well as in retail, and for sports equipment manufacturers. While Andrade was secretary of infrastructure of state Rio Grande do Sul, he was chairman of the board of directors of several companies, including the State Electric Power Company of Rio Grande do Sul (CEEE), the Mining Company of Rio Grande do Sul (CRM), and the Gas Company of Rio Grande do Sul (Sulgás). He also coordinated public policy for the state’s Autonomous Department of Highways (Daer), Superintendence of Ports and Waterways, and Port of Rio Grande.