Management, Boards & Committees

Executive Officers


Name Office
Milton Pilão Júnior Chief Executive Officer

Milton Pilão Júnior has a degree in Production Engineering from Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial – FEI). Before becoming a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors at Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A., he worked at Pilao S.A. Máquinas e Equipamentos in a number of areas ranging from the factory floor to the commercial area. He is a former majority shareholder of Pilão, a company founded in 1955 to produce machines for the pulp and paper industry, which was formerly the domestic market leader and holder of more than 35 international patents with exports to over 40 countries; a former executive at the Andritz Group and a former shareholder of ATT Ambiental, which is specialized in treating hospital waste. Milton has been a Board Member of Orizon since 2014, and has been the Company’s CEO since February 2013;

Leonardo Roberto Pereira dos Santos Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer

Leonardo R. P. Santos has a degree in Economic Science from Universidade Estadual de (2003) and a graduate degree in Finance from IBMEC (20070. He worked at CPFL Energia (from 2001 to 2003), Estre Ambiental (from 2006 to 2012) and in corporate finance at EY (from 2004 to 2006 / from 2012 to 2013). Since February 2013 he has been Chief Financial Officer at Orizon Valorização de Resíduos. On December 14, 2020 he was elected the Company’s Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer;

Dalton Assumção Canelhas Filho Chief Operating Officer

Dalton Assumção Canelhas Filho has a degree in Civil Engineering from FAAP. He worked at Schahin and Alca. Since February 2013 he has been an Executive Officer at Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A., without any specific designation, working in the operational and environmental licensing areas, with a focus on overseeing the operation of all the Company’s operating assets. On December 14, 2020 he was elected Orizon’s Chief Operating Officer.

Board of Directors


Name Office
Ismar Machado Assaly Chairman

Ismar Machado Assaly has a degree in Business Administration from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in 1974 and (sic)). Prior to becoming a shareholder (in his capacity as a partner at Inovatec Participações S.A.) and acting as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Orizon Valorização de Resíduos, he worked in the consumer and packaging sectors. The main highlight in his professional career was the acquisition of Gomes da Costa in 1986. From 1986 to 2007, he was responsible for transforming GDC into Brazil’s largest canned fish company, exporting to over 20 countries. Ismar also served professionally at the companies Plasco and Coca-Cola. In addition, he is active in the following joint decision making bodies: ABETRE, IBRIC, ABRELPE. Since 2014 he has served as Orizon’s Chairman of the Board;

Fábio Vettori Vice-President

Fábio Vettori has a degree in Civil and Sanitation Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Universidade de São Paulo (year of completion: 1973); He is a shareholder in the following companies: Tecipar (a company in the waste collection and disposal segment, which is the owner of one of the 6 landfills in the Greater São Paulo area, which has technology and expertise in energy production and the mechanical separation of raw garbage); COVEG (a Civil Construction, Infrastructure and Paving company); Opersan – a company specializing in the treatment of industrial effluents; CSJ (a sewage treatment concession in the city of Jundiaí) and Inovatec Participações S.A. (which is a shareholder in Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A.). Fábio has been a member of Orizon’s Board of Directors since 2014;

Dalton Assumção Canelhas Effective Member

Dalton Assumção Canelhas has a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial – FEI, São Paulo, State of São Paulo, and a degree in Gemology from the Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, in the State of California, USA. He has been a managing partner since 1975 at Canelhas Comércio Importação e Exportação Ltda., a company that was a leader in the emerald cutting and export market. He is managing partner at ALCA Empreendimentos Imobiliários, in addition to being a partner at Inovatec Participações S.A. He was a founding partner and executive officer of IBGM – Instituto Brasiliero de Genas e Metais Preciosos (Brazilian Institute of Gems and Precious Metals) and of various entities in the sector, such as: AJESP – Association of Jewelers of the State of São Paulo, SINDIJÓIAS/SP – Union of the Jewelry, Costume Jewelry and Gem Cutting Industry of the State of São Paulo and SINDIJÓIAS/MG – Union of the Jewelry, Goldsmithing, Gemstone Cutting and Watch Industry of the State of Minas Gerais. He is a member of ICA – International Colored Gemstones Association. He was vice-president of ABGM – Brazilian Association of Gemology and Mineralogy. Dalton has been a member of Orizon’s Board of Directors since December 08, 2020;

Milton Pilão Júnior Effective Member

Milton Pilão Júnior has a degree in Production Engineering from Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial – FEI). Before becoming a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors at Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A., he worked at Pilao S.A. Máquinas e Equipamentos in a number of areas ranging from the factory floor to the commercial area. He is a former majority shareholder of Pilão, a company founded in 1955 to produce machines for the pulp and paper industry, which was formerly the domestic market leader and holder of more than 35 international patents with exports to over 40 countries; a former executive at the Andritz Group and a former shareholder of ATT Ambiental, which is specialized in treating hospital waste. Milton has been a Board Member of Orizon since 2014, and has been the Company’s CEO since February 2013;

Geoffrey David Cleaver Effective Member

Geoffrey David Cleaver has a degree in Business Administration from the School of Business Administration of Faculdade Armando Álvares Penteado). Since 2016, Geoffrey has been an executive officer at Angra Partners, a fund manager specializing in infrastructure funds, serving as a Director at Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A., ERB, CBPB and Hospital Samaritano. Before joining Angra Partners, Geoffrey worked at Banco Santander, and ABN-Amro Bank, and spent 11 years as Managing Director of Mantiq Investimentos, 8 years as Co-Manager of Latin America Enterprise Fund Managers (LAEF). A former Vice President at JPMorgan (São Paulo and New York) Geoffrey has 43 years of market experience and has been a member of Orizon’s Board of Directors since 2010;

Karla Trindade Bertocco Effective Member (Independent)

Karla Bertocco Trindade has a degree in Government Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a Law Degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) of São Paulo, and with specialization in Administrative Law and Regulated Sectors from FGV’s Law School. She was involved in setting up of the State of São Paulo’s Regulatory Agency for Sanitation and Energy – ARSESP and was later appointed Executive Officer of Institutional Relations. She also served as Director General of the State of São Paulo’s Regulatory Agency of Delegated Public Transport Services – ARTESP; Undersecretary of the Partnerships and Innovation Government Secretariat of the State of São Paulo; Executive Officer of Government and Infrastructure of the BNDES President of SABESP. She is a member of the Board of Directors and Coordinator of the Sustainability and Innovation Committee of CORSAN (the Water Services Company of the State of Rio Grande do Sul) and is a partner at Mauá Capital. Karla has been an Independent Board Member since December 8, 2020;

Jerson Kelman Effective Member (Independent)

Jerson Kelman obtained a degree in civil engineering from EE-UFRJ in 1971, and a Master’s Degree in Hydraulics (M.Sc. COPPE-UFRJ, 1973), and a Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources (Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1976) and was made a Full Professor (EE-UFRJ) in 1985. Since 1974 he has been a professor of water resources at COPPE-UFRJ. Jerson currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENEVA, and is a member of the boards of directors of IGUÁ and EVOLTZ, and a Senior Advisor at McKinsey. Jerson was CEO of SABESP (from 2015 to 2018); Receiver at ENERSUL (2012-2014); CEO of the LIGHT Group (from 2010 to 2012); Partner at BR – Investimentos (2009); Director General of ANEEL, the National Electric Energy Agency (from 2005 to 2008); CEO of ANA, the National Water Agency (from 2001 to 2004); Special Advisor to the Minister of Environment (from 1999 to 2000); Consultant to the World Bank (from 1997 to 1998); Technical Director of SERLA, the State of Rio de Janeiro’s Rivers and Lakes Authority (from 1991 to 1996) and Researcher at CEPEL, Electric Power Research Center (from 1976 to 1990). In addition, Jerson has participated in the following joint decision making bodies: the Board of Trustees of Fundação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável (Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development); the Advisory Board of FEBRABAN (Brazilian Federation of Banks); the Board of Directors of SABESP, the State of São Paulo’s water utility company; the Board of Directors of ELETROPAULO, the São Paulo metropolitan region’s electricity utility company; the Board of Directors of the ONS, Brazil’s National Electric System Operator; the Board of Directors of COSESP, the Government of the State of São Paulo’s Insurance Company; the Board of Directors of ABDIB, the Brazilian Infrastructure Association; the International Advisory Board of ABENGOA, Spain; the Advisory Board of UNESCO-IHE, the Institute for Water Education, Holland; the CNPE, Brazilian Energy Council; the CMSE, the Monitoring Committee of the Brazilian Electric System; the CONAMA, the Brazilian Environment Council; the CNRH, the Brazilian Water Resources Council; the Infrastructure Committee of FIESP, the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo; the Energy Committee of FIRJAN, the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro; the Advisory Board of the WORLD BANK Global Water Practice; the Task Force on Water Security, the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and; the Scientific Committee of the Stockholm World Water Week (SWW). Jerson has been an Independent Member of Orizon’s Board of Directors since December 08, 2020.

The Audit Committee


Name Office
Karla Bertocco Trindade Effective Member

Karla Bertocco Trindade has a degree in Government Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a Law Degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) of São Paulo, and with specialization in Administrative Law and Regulated Sectors from FGV’s Law School. She was involved in setting up of the State of São Paulo’s Regulatory Agency for Sanitation and Energy – ARSESP and was later appointed Executive Officer of Institutional Relations. She also served as Director General of the State of São Paulo’s Regulatory Agency of Delegated Public Transport Services – ARTESP; Undersecretary of the Partnerships and Innovation Government Secretariat of the State of São Paulo; Executive Officer of Government and Infrastructure of the BNDES President of SABESP. She is a member of the Board of Directors and Coordinator of the Sustainability and Innovation Committee of CORSAN (the Water Services Company of the State of Rio Grande do Sul) and is a partner at Mauá Capital. Karla has been an Independent Board Member since December 8, 2020;

Régis Ricardo Grasciano Effective Member

Régis Ricardo Grasciano has a degree in Economics from Universidade Mackenzie (1998) and a Law Degree from Universidade Paulista – UNIP (2008). He is currently a partner and head of the tax area at Ecovis Pemom, which specializes in auditing and tax and risk management consulting. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, and was promoted to manager at Arthur Andersen in 2001. He built up experience in the position of executive officer of direct tax during his time at Terco Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young. Throughout his career, he has developed tax and accounting advisory services for domestic and international companies across a wide range of segments. Régis has 25 years’ experience in tax consulting.

Wanderlei Costa Ferreira Effective Member

Wanderlei Costa Ferreira has a degree in accountancy from Universidade Mackenzie (1994), and a degree in Law from Universidade Bandeirantes de São Paulo (1999), with a graduate degree in Corporate Law from Universidade Mackenzie in 2004. Mr. Wanderlei was leading tax partner at Terco Grant Thornton and then Tax Partner at Ernst & Young. In 2013, as one of the founders of Rio Novo Consultores e Auditores, he specialized in Due Diligence and Risk Management work, with a focus on improving the Corporate Governance. He is a member of the Fiscal Council of Arredondar Institute, a third sector entity that supports other entities in the development of social assistance. He has 25 years’ experience. Wanderlei Costa Ferreira is the Audit Committee member who meets the requirement of recognized experience in corporate accounting matters, under the terms of the regulations issued by the Brazilian Securities Commission providing for the registration and performance of independent auditing activities within the scope of the securities market and defines the duties and responsibilities of the administrators of the audited entities and in the relationship with the independent auditors.

Ethics Committee


Name Office
Johny Teixeira Rocha Chairman of the Ethics Committee

Johny Teixeira Rocha has a degree in Business Administration from Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas de Anápolis – State of Goiás with a graduate degree in Retail Marketing from IBMECRio de Janeiro. Prior to joining Orizon, he worked at Companhia Brasileira de Petróleo Ipiranga for 16 years, operating in every stage of the business, from the fuels and lubricants storage and billing unit to regional administration, administrative headquarters operating at a nationwide level in the Coordination of Oil Change Franchises and Convenience Stores, responsible for direct negotiations with the main suppliers in the chain. He has been Orizon’s Marketing Manager since 2005 working on different types of environmental engineering projects, water and effluent treatment solutions, consulting services related to waste management and public biddings of all types. Since February 2019 he has been the Chairman of Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A.’s Ethics Committee. Johny has 30 years’ market experience.

Antônio Geraldo Pereira Effective Member

Antônio Geraldo Pereira has a degree in Accounting Science (2009). He has been working since 1977 in the Supplies area (Warehousing and Purchasing), with professional experience at the following companies: Hoteis Othon, Antarctica, Ambev, Itaipava, VIVO Logistics (warehouse) and Guaracamp. Since February 2019 he has been a member of Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A.’s Ethics Committee.

Ramon Brant Effective Member

Ramon Brant has a degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Candido Mendes with specialization course in Sanitation and Environmental Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Before working at Orizon Valorização de Resíduos, he worked at Estre Ambiental, acquiring vast experience in the area of landfill operations. Ramon is currently Operations Manager at CTR São Gonçalo. Since February 2019, he has been a member of Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A.’s Ethics Committee. Ramon has 11 years’ market experience.

Diego Cortez Alternate Member

Diego Dias Cortez has a degree in Economics from Universidade Cândido Mendes in Rio de Janeiro. Prior to joining Orizon Valorização de Resíduos, he worked at Citibank Bank, acquiring substantial experience in the Finance area. At present Diego is the Company’s Controllership Manager. Since February 2019, he has been an Alternate Member of Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A.’s Ethics Committee. Diego has 16 years’ market experience;

Edmundo Teixeira Neto Alternate Member

Edmundo Teixeira Neto has a degree in Accounting Science from Sociedade Universitária Augusto Motta – SUAM, which is now known as UNISUAM. Prior to joining Orizon, he worked at Geoplan and White Martins, where he acquired a huge amount of experience in the Supplies/Purchases area. Edmundo is currently the Company’s Supply and Administrative Manager. Since February 2019, he has been a Member of Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A.’s Ethics Committee. Edmundo has 33 years’ market experience in the Supply/Purchasing area;

Diogo Barbosa Arantes Alternate Member

Diogo Barbosa Arantes has a degree in Environmental Engineering, from Universidade de Três Corações, with specialization in Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM) from Universidade Federal de Lavras and an MBA in Business Management from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Coppead/UFRJ). Before joining Orizon, he worked at Gás Verde S.A, Qualix Serviços Ambientais Ltda and Construtora Andrade Gutierrez, acquiring a vast amount of experience in the Engineering area. At present Diogo is the Operations Manager at Ecoparque Nova Iguaçu. Since February 2019 he has been a Member of Orizon Valorização de Resíduos S.A.’s Ethics Committee. Diogo has 13 years’ market experience.