Founding Advisor

Alysson Paolinelli, Chairman of the CAMPO Group Advisory Board

He won the World Food Prize in 2006 for his work towards the development ofagriculture in the Cerrado region; He led the Brazilian delegation in the FAO WorldFood Conference (1974 -1979); He was the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture (1974 -1979) and president of the National Confederation of Agriculture; He is among thoseresponsible for the creation of EMBRAPA- The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation and of the “Pró-Álcool” Program (tosubstitute gasoline forsugarcane alcohol); He was the Minas Gerais State Secretary of Agriculture threetimes; Federal Representative for the State of Minas Gerais . In 2018, BNDES awardedhim with the Developer Merit Medal for his work towards Sustainable Tropical Agriculture.


Emiliano Botelho - CEO of CAMPO Group

The CEO of CAMPO Group since 1992, he headed PRODECER and led the creationof the biotechnology and chemical analyses laboratories, while also being in charge of the Strategic Agribusiness Consultancy. Previously, he was the SuperintendentDirector and CEO of the Paracatu Valley Agricultural Cooperative, and Chairman of the French-Brazilian Cooperativism Chamber, as well as of the Paracatu Valley Farmers Rural Credit Cooperative. He has received an honorary doctorate degree from theUniversity of Coimbra in Portugal and has been awarded the Great Medal of the RisingSun by the Imperial Government of Japan (2005).

Jorge Saeki – Vice- President of CAMPO Group

Mr. Saeki, the Vice-President of the CAMPO Group, has kept a close eye on CAMPO’s business dealings since 2019. At the time, he was an attorney for our Japanese partner, The Japan-Brazil Agricultural Development Corporation – JADECO, as well as being the legal representative of its partner, NIBRAGRO, since 2004. He has also been, since 1987, the senior partner of SAEKI ADVOGADOS law firm, which specializes in assisting Japanese companies in Brazil, as well as a legal advisor to the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil, since 2006, positions which allowed him to act as a liaison, helping to build CAMPO’s relationship with Japanese businessmen and the Japanese government.

Top-level managers

Cézar Rizzi

An Agricultural Engineer who has been working for CAMPO for over 20 years, Mr. Rizzi has overseen the performance of agriculture-related studies, as well as the implementation of major agribusiness projects (production and agro-processing) in Angola, Mozambique, Ghana, Uganda, and Venezuela. He has an MBA in Strategic Planning from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and has been trained in hydrology and irrigation at Tottori University, in Japan.

Senior Managers

Enzo Botelho

Mr. Botelho has over 30 years of experience working as a bank executive in the financial market. During this period of time, he has worked in the following banks: Bradesco, Banco Mercantil do Brasil, ItaúBMG, Banco BS2 and Banco Inter. He holds a BSc in Accounting from the College of Management Sciences (UNA), where he specialized in Strategic Corporate Management, Business, and Finance.

Technical Team

Alexandre Trabbold

Mr. Trabbold has over 20 years of experience in business development and has participated in several international projects in different sectors. He has acted as an advisor and has participated in the strategic planning of companies and governments alike in order to aid them in the establishment of subsidiaries, in planning and controlling operating costs, in the development of new businesses and in finding investment partners. He has lived for 4 years in the USA, 1 year in China and 16 years in Angola. He is currently working with a total of twelve African countries.

André Fioravante Nicolodi Durante

Mr. Durante holds a BSc in Agricultural Engineering from the “Universidade do Oeste Paulista – UNOESTE”. He has also completed a graduate level specialization course in the Environmental Management of Agricultural Systems at the “Universidade Federal de Lavras – UFLA”. He has vast experience in agronomic activities, such as: providing technical assistance to associations and cooperatives, performing environmental and social analyses, and in the conservation of soil and of agricultural topography. He has worked for CAMPO since 1994, performing pre-project studies and working on the implementation of agricultural projects abroad in Venezuela, Angola, and Nigeria, as well as in the following Brazilian States: Pará, Maranhão, Piauí, Tocantins, Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais.

Antonio Flavio Dias Avila

Dr. Dias is an agronomist, with a master’s degree (Viçosa, Brazil) and a Ph.D. (Montpellier, France) in rural economics. He has a postdoctoral degree from Yale University’s Economic Growth Center (USA), where he conducted his research on the impact of technological innovations in agriculture. He worked as a researcher at The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) from 1974 to 2020, where he also conducted performance evaluations and impact assessments, as well as implemented a Social Balance Sheet at their research centers. He has been working at CAMPO since October 2020. Here, he acts as a management consultant and advisor, helping us to plan, monitor, and evaluate the company’s projects.

Antônio João de Oliveira

Mr. Oliveira became an Agriculture and Livestock Technician after receiving his degree from EAFS College in 1980. Later, in 2006, he graduated from ICESP University with a degree in Environmental Management. He has also completed a course in “Environmental Monitoring of Water Quality and Soil Erosion” at the Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences-NIAES, in Tsukuba, Japan, and is currently enrolled in a graduate course on “Urban and Industrial, Solid and Effluent Waste Management” at Maranhão State University- UEMA. He has worked for CAMPO in Brazil and Venezuela in projects of up to 10.000 irrigated hectares, such as the Water Quality Monitoring Program, which monitored the water quality of the main water bodies along the Brazilian North-South Railway. He has also worked in the implementation of the José Inácio de Abreu e Lima Socialist Rural Project, in Venezuela (Anzoategui State), where he assisted in the implementation of irrigation systems (in 4,500 ha) and in the planting of 10,000 ha of grain. Has vast experience in the Characterization and Monitoring of Water Resources.

David Dias de Araujo

Mr. Araujo is a Licenced Geographer with a BSc in Geography from the “Centro Universitário de Brasília” – UniCEUB. He has completed a graduate level specialization course in Enhanced Geocoding of Rural Properties at the “Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás” – PUC-GO. He also holds a Graduate Degree in Geoprocessing and Geographic Information System – GIS from the “Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais” – PUC-MG. He is the Coordinator of CAMPO’s Geoprocessing Center and has over 10 years of experience in Geoprocessing and GIS, working on projects in Brazil, Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, and Venezuela.

Günter Hass

Mr. Hass holds a BSc in Agricultural Egineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC. He has been working at CAMPO for over 30 years and specializes in the areas of: agribusiness consultancy, coordination and implementation of managed settlement projects, agricultural planning, and soil fertility, as well as contributing to the formulation of Master and Business Plans.

Livia Peres Carneiro de Mendonça

Ms. Mendonça is an agronomist with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Brasília (UnB). She has experience working directly with rural extension and negotiating with farmers connected to the Ceasa-Minas Supermarket. For the last six years, she has dedicated herself to academic research, studying how to improve Brazilian agriculture and cattle farming conditions, as well as teaching at university centers. She has a master’s degree in Land Use from the University of Brasília (UnB) and is currently pursuing a PhD in agronomy with a concentration in the optimization of water resources, at the same institution.

Luís Torres

Mr. Torres holds a BSc in Geography from the University of Brasilia. He is a Geographer with over 13 years of academic background. He worked in the Management of the Technical Innovation and Feasibility Study of the Soybean Cultivation Project in Japan. He also worked as a Technical Manager to ensure Compliance with Environmental License Requirements for the duplication of the “Carajás” Railway, and in the Management of the Environmental Sector of the National Department of Transport Infrastructure. – DNIT, as well as in the duplication and restoration of the BR 101 Northeast Highway. Recently, he has been working on innovative ways to meet Environmental Requirements at the North-South Railway.

Marcos de Matos Ramos

Mr. Ramos graduated from the Lavras Agriculture College-ESAL in 1993 with a BSc in Agricultural Engineering. He has been working for CAMPO for over 23 years in the areas of technology transfer, agricultural promotion at the Center-North Exports Logistics Corridor, and in the formulation of agriculture and livestock projects based on the Integrated Crop-Livestock-Forestry System. He has also worked in the PRODECER Program and abroad in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Equatorial Guinea.


Natália Sardenberg

Ms. Sardenberg has received her High School Diploma from the Rudolf Steiner High School, and began attending university at Hunter College –CUNY, as well as completing an internship at the Council of the Americas, all in New York City. Back in Brazil, she completed her undergraduate studies at the “Universidade de Brasília – UnB”, from where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, during which time she also spent a semester abroad at University of Westminster, in London, attended the summer school at Humboldt University, in Berlin, where she took the course “The International Protection of Human Rights”. She has also volunteered at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio +20, in Rio de Janeiro. Today, she is a business analyst and translator here at CAMPO, where she works on projects in Brazil and abroad.


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