Brazil Roundtable 2007: Participants
Jose Franco Morais - Brazil’s Treasury
Jose Franco Morais manages Brazil’s US$49bn external debt. He has masterminded more than US$10bn worth of buybacks in secondary, a series of standalone issues and reopenings in dollars and Reais and liability management transactions, helping Brazil mature and evolve into a masterful issuer. Morais has a doctorate in economics at the University of Brasilia.
Denise Moura - Banco Bradesco BBI
Denise Moura is head of Bradesco’s investment bank and has played a key role in its reorganisation, formation and senior hires. Moura has more than 22 years of experience in capital markets and thanks to Moura Bradesco is ranked among the nation’s top three players in local debt capital markets and is now considered a force in ECM and M&A. Moura was also co-responsible for more than US$30bn worth of assets under management at Bradesco.
David Jana - Calyon
David Jana is the country head of Calyon Brasil. Under Jana, Calyon has set up new areas of activity and established itself among the top five syndicated loans banks, gained a presence in industries such as aviation and shipping finance and substantially boosted its commodity finance business. Jana is the former CFO for Chile’s second-largest company and oil giant Enap. Prior to that Jana was a Director at BankBoston in Santiago, Boston and Sao Paulo.
Paulo Valle - Brazil’s Treasury
Paulo Valle is the deputy secretary to the Brazilian Treasury. Valle, who has an MBA and economics degree, has helped Brazil move closer to investment grade with his deft management of the nation’s R$1.32trn (US$733bn) debt load by introducing a first-ever local fixed-rate curve and guiding it to new points in local currency overseas.
Gerald Massenet - Calyon
Gerald Massenet is head of corporate coverage and executive director of Calyon Brasil since 2003. Massenet has played a key role in quickly establishing Calyon as a competitor in the dollar bonds market, a top five syndicated loans house in Brazil and a niche player in aviation finance by bringing the nation’s flagship carriers TAM and Gol to market this year. Massenet, who has Masters degrees in management and finance, was previously at Credit Lyonnais.
Luis Berlfein - BNP Paribas
Luis Berlfein is vice president, head of fixed income sales and debt capital markets at BNP Paribas. Under Berlfein, the bank has brought Brazil to the euros market and executed a number of dollar-denominated plain vanilla and subordinated debt issues for Brazilian financial institutions and corporates. Berlfein was previously at ABN AMRO.
Paulo Diniz - Cosan
Paulo Diniz is the CFO for Cosan – a global leader in ethanol and sugar. Diniz is the architect behind Cosan’s success in capital markets, spearheading its US$200m 2009, US$400m 2017 and US$450m perpetual NC5, besides the US$403m IPO at Bovespa in 2005 and a recent US$1.2bn IPO on NYSE. Diniz has 25 years of experience in finance and administration locally and internationally. Before Cosan, Diniz was the CFO for Telecom Italia’s Latin America Operations.
Antonio Neto - Societe Generale
Antonio Neto is the head of debt capital markets for Societe Generale in Brazil. Neto is foremost a specialist in ABS, CMBS and RMBS transactions after bringing some of the largest and most complex issues to the market in 2005 when it used to flourish. Neto was also at Moody’s for two years and prior to that at Santander, ABN AMRO and JPMorgan.
Glenn Peebles - Dresdner
Glenn Peebles is a director at Dresdner Kleinwort, head of global finance in Brazil and responsible for origination of DCM and loans. Previously at Banco Itau doing M&A and capital markets, Peebles has built a niche for Dresdner in subordinated and senior debt and brought a host of Brazilian mid-sized banks to market via such structures. Peebles has a PhD in economics and is also a CFA charter holder.
Charles Achoa - Credit Suisse
Charles Achoa is head of Brazilian debt capital markets at Credit Suisse. Formerly of DLJ, Achoa has regularly innovated and worked on many landmark transactions such as Brazil’s US$4.2bn exchange of C Bonds for As, a US$750m CSN perpetual and a blowout US$3.75bn CVRD two-tranche offer that generated US$13bn in demand.
Luis Largman - Cyrela
Luis Largman is Cyrela’s CFO since 2003 and has been instrumental in turning it into a capital markets leader within its real estate sector. Under Largman, Cyrela led property issuance with a benchmark R$902m IPO in 2005, an R$838m follow-on in 2006 and a R$500m local debenture in 2007. Largman, who has an MBA and is a chemical engineer and former investor, was previously COO at Coimbra, executive officer of BMG asset management and CFO at Grupo Vicunha.
Carlos Fadigas - Braskem
Carlos Fadigas is the CFO for LatAm’s biggest petrochemicals concern Braskem. Fadigas, who has an MBA and started in banking at Citi in 1990, was previously at Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, where he spearheaded the construction company’s first-ever US$150m perpetual and its successful US$150m bond. Fadigas is currently masterminding US$1.2bn worth of acquisition refinancing at Braskem.
Anthony Dovkants - Senior reporter, IFR
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