52 years old; PhD in Natural Resource Planning (major: Geography; minor: Economics), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1996). Areas of expertise: environmental management; technological forecasting; effects of technical barriers to trade of commodities (ethanol; leather and shoes).team management for proposal organization and writing; MBAs and short-term courses organization Graduate professor at Nove de Julho University – Uninove since 2011 Former researcher at Institute for Technological Research of Sao Paulo State, Brazil (experience in carrying out projects dealing with implantation of innovation habitats; scenarios building and technological forecasting; environmental management; methodology development / adaptation for prospective studies; and mining. Teaching experience in “Environmental Conflicts Management and Negotiation”; “Natural Resource Planning” and “Principles of Research” in MBAs and Master Programs. Head of the Londrina Technopolis Program (jan. 2000 – Aug. 2003). Fellow of the Leardership for Environment and Development (LEAD) program (training in Brazil, China and Canada: 1999-2000). Training in “Management of ST&I Projects” (1999) and also in “Basics of Quality Management and Productivity” (2003). Publication of 4 books and around 50 papers.