Management

CEAL's Board of Directors

Equatorial Energia board of directors is responsible for establishing its long-term strategies and setting its general business policies and guidelines. It is also responsible for, among other matters, the supervision of the Company’s officers’ activities. Meetings of Equatorial Energia board of directors may be called by the chairman of the board of directors or the majority of its members, and may be called without notice upon presence of all members in office. Board resolutions are passed by the vote of a majority of its members.

The Company’s bylaws provide for a minimum number of 3 members and the maximum number of 9 members for its board of directors. Members of Equatorial Energia board of directors are elected at the shareholders’ meeting for a period of 3 years, and reelection is allowed.

Under Brazilian corporation law, a member of the board of directors is prevented from voting in any meeting or from acting in any business operation or dealings where there is a conflict of interest with the Company.

Current Structure of CEAL's Board of Directors

Election held on May 28, 2019

Firmino Ferreira Sampaio Neto Chairman of the Board
Firmino Ferreira Sampaio Neto, Chairman of the Board - Mr. Sampaio Neto was the chairman of the Company’s board of directors from March 2006 to April 2010, and member of the Board from CEMAR since May 2004. Mr. Sampaio Neto was chief executive officer of Eletrobrás from 1996 to 2001 and of Eletrobrás Termonuclear from 2000 to 2001. Prior to Eletrobrás, Mr. Sampaio Neto was president and chief financial officer of COELBA for fourteen years from 1984 to 1997. He was also a member of the boards of directors of Furnas, Itaipu Binacional, CHESF, Eletrosul, Gerasul, CEMIG, ENERSUL, CEMAT and Light. Mr. Sampaio Neto received a degree in economics from the Federal University in Bahia and a postgraduate degree in industrial planning from SUDENE/IPEA/FGV. Mr. Sampaio Neto is also member of the board in Equatorial Energia S.A. and ex-member of Light S.A’s.
Augusto Miranda da Paz Jr. Board Member

Augusto Miranda da Paz Junior, Board Member - Mr. Miranda is CEMAR‘s CEO since April 2010. From 2007 to 2010 he was Vice President Officer of Operations and previously was CEMAR‘s Engineering Officer since July 2004. Mr.Miranda is an experienced executive with over 20 years in the energy sector. Before joining CEMAR, Mr. Miranda has held several positions in the areas of Electric System Maintenance Management in COELBA being also representative of COELBA next to CCON. Mr. Miranda is an electrical engineer graduated from Federal University of Bahia, specializing in Maintenance Management promoted by Eletrobras alongside PUC/RJ and the Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá/MG and MBA in Energy Business Management from FGV/SP.

Eduardo Haiama Board Member
Eduardo Haiama, Board Member - Mr. Haiama has been an Executive Officer of the Company since 2008. Between 2004 and 2008, Mr. Haiama worked at Banco UBS Pactual on the equities’ research team as senior analyst of the utilities segment. In the last two years he was considered one of the best analysts by the Institutional Investor magazine. Previously, Mr. Haiama worked as an analyst of structured products at Banco ItaúBBA (former BBA Creditanstalt). He received a degree in electric engineering at USP - University of São Paulo (Escola Politécnica) and postgraduated at a MBA Course at Duke University.
Tinn Freire Amado Board Member
Tinn Amado, Executive Board Member - Mr. Freire Amado is Director of Regulatory Affairs since July 2006. Mr. Amado has served as coordinator of the team responsible for adjusting and revising tariffs for use of eletric power’s distribution systems of the Superintendent‘s Regulation of Distribution Services of Electric Energy‘s National Agency - ANEEL. He also worked as an expert on regulation at CPFL Energia. He graduated in electrical engineering from the Federal School of Engineering Itajubá, with a Master in Economics of Regulation and Antitrust by UNB.
Adjar Vieira Barbosa Board Member
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Current structure of CEAL's Executive Board:

Humberto Soares Filho Chief Executive Officer
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Leonardo da Silva Lucas Tavares de Lima Officer
Leonardo Lucas Tavares de Lima, Director - Mr. Leonardo was elected CELPA Investor Relations Officer in November 2012 and remained in the position until January 2014, when he became Company Director. Mr. Leonardo was also Director of CEMAR from April 2011 to October 2012. Previously, he was CEMAR's Controller (position he held from 2007 to April 2011) and Coordinator of Planning and Management (from 2005 to 2007). Prior to joining CEMAR, Mr. Leonardo worked at Telemar Norte Leste, ABN Amro, URB - Recife Urbanization Company and Shell Brasil. Graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Pernambuco, with postgraduate in Production Management and MBA in Business Management of Electric Energy, by FGV(Fundação Getúlio Vargas).
Tinn Freire Amado Officer
Tinn Freire Amado, Executive Officer - Mr. Freire Amado is Director of Regulatory Affairs since July 2006. Mr. Amado has served as coordinator of the team responsible for adjusting and revising tariffs for use of eletric power’s distribution systems of the Superintendent‘s Regulation of Distribution Services of Electric Energy‘s National Agency - ANEEL. He also worked as an expert on regulation at CPFL Energia. He graduated in electrical engineering from the Federal School of Engineering Itajubá, with a Master in Economics of Regulation and Antitrust by UNB.
Carla Ferreira Medrado Officer
Carla Ferreira Medrado, Officer - Ms. Carla Medrado took over CEMAR's People and Management Board in August 2010 and CELPA in January 2014, having previously worked as a Person Development Manager at Cemar since July 2008. Bachelor in Business Administration with Qualification in Foreign Trade and Master in Business Management by UTAD in Portugal, with a postgraduate in Strategy for Business Competitiveness and Personnel Management by FGV and Executive & Personal Coach formed by the International Coaching Community (ICC). Carla has more than 20 years of experience in administrative areas, having previously held CEMAR as Human Resources Manager for TIM Brasil's Northern Region from 2005 to 2008 and as Administrative Manager of COMPAR - Cia. Paraense de Refrigerantes from 2000 to 2005 and in other industrial corporations such as BASF, Cisper and Recofarma da Amazônia.
Sergio Luiz Pinto de Castro Valinho Officer
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Paulo Fernando de Miranda Medeiros Officer
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