Dr. Rivadavia (Riva) T. Couto Filho
Engineer, graduated by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) with a postgraduation course at the New York University (USA). During 30 (thirty) years he had a prominent participation on the planning, development and coordination of projects in the fields of energy (engineering) and finance (capital markets) in Brazil. In the financial sector, he has worked as Director of an important Brazilian comercial bank and as partner in 2 (two) Brokerage Houses em Rio de Janeiro. Besides he has worked during 5 years in Europe, in Rotterdam and London as the Managing Director of the Dutch and English subsidiaries of a large Brazilian Trading Company. In 2006, he was granted a Honorific Diploma by the Global Biosfera Institute for his works in structuring sustainable development projects focusing in the protection and conservation of forest ecossystems, especially in the Amazon Rainforest.