The Staff

  • Ruderico Pimentel

    is a Senior Intelligence Analyst at FGV's International Intelligence Unit. Ruderico is a leading authority in the electricity sector in Brazil. He spent 37 years working for Eletrobras, a major Brazilian electric utilities company, and its related companies, where he acted as Superintendent of Foreign Operations, Assistant to the President, Director of Administration, and CEO (Escelsa), among others. He also acted as Energy Planning Coordinator for the regional government of Rio de Janeiro, and as General Secretary Deputy for the Presidency’s Department of Planning and Coordination (SEPLAN). Ruderico is an electronic engineer, and holds a PhD in Mathematical Programming from the London School of Economics and an M.Sc. in Control/Operations Research from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-Rio).

  • Francine Martin

    is an International Intelligence Analyst at FGV’s International Intelligence Unit.  She holds a bachelor degree in International Relations at University Estácio de Sá and a Master’s degree in Foreign Trade and International Negotiations at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Francine previously worked in multinational companies dedicated to Foreign Trade and International Business. She worked for about two years at General Electric Company managing customs regimes applied to import and export processes. She was part of Thyssenkrupp CSA team where she coordinated the Sales department and established procedures for international trading and sales of steel slabs.  She managed granites sales orders in a North America Sales Department at Thor Granites, and coordinated air and maritime transport services in an international logistics company (DFX). She began her career in a company linked to the Brazil’s Navy, focused on Marine Projects (Emgepron).

  • Leonardo Neves

    Political Scientist. He is International Intelligence Analyst at the International Intelligence Unit from the Getulio Vargas Foundation and Lecturer at the Department of International Relations from the Ibmec College. In addition, he worked as  Project Coordinator and Coordinator for Studies and Debates on the Brazilian Centre for International Relations (CEBRI), also worked together with the Civil Affairs Section of the Brazilian Joint Centre for Peacekeeping Operations (CCOPAB), from the Brazilian Armed Forces and was Executive Coordinator of the Group of Analysis on International Conflicts Prevention (GAPCon/UCAM). He has a degree in Social Sciences from the Fluminense Federal University, Masters in Political Science from IUPERJ and a PhD in Development from the Economics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has published books such as "Failed States and the Axis of Evil in North American Security Policy"; "Rethinking Brazilian Foreign Policy: Seeking New Consensus" and "CEBRI and International Relations in Brazil"; Having the latter received the Troféu Cultura Econômica do Jornal do Comércio in 2014. 

  • Lícia Castro

    is the Administrative Assistant of the International Intelligence Unit. Graduated as business administrator at Veiga de Almeida University and also has a degree in Tourism. Licia has been working at the FGV since 2015. She had 10 years of experience in aviation in international companies and after that, she decided to dedicate herself to business administration. Before starting at FGV, she worked at Petrobras for 2 years, also working throughout the company's management.