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Rui Cunha
Supply Chain General Director
Walmart Brazil

Rui has a degree in economics from Oporto University and 17 years of experience in the retail industry. He has worked in operations, pricing, planning, and commercial departments and since 2015 has been leading efforts to optimise inventory management and supply chain efficiency in Walmart stores across Brazil.

Luis Santamaria
Vice President Supply Chain Latin America
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Luis has 22 years’ experience in supply chain management and logistics, working in sectors such as retail, pharmaceutical and automotive. He joined FCA in 2015 as head of supply chain for the Latin America region and his current responsibilities include sales and operation planning, supply chain inbound and outbound, vehicle logistics management and supplier capacity management. His recent accomplishments include the launch of Jeep Plant in Pernambuco. Luis has a degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in production engineering from the University of São Paulo, as well as an MBA in business administration and management from IBMEC.

Neuton Karassawa
Logistics Director South America
General Motors

Neuton joined GM in March 2014 as the head of the Logistics team in Brazil. He has 20 years experience in supply chain management and logistics, working on developing and implementing Logistics Solutions for customers of several segments, particularly Automotive and Consumer Goods. Neuton holds an MBA in Business Administration and Management as well as a diploma in Civil Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo.

Marcelo Navarro
Senior Manager, Material Planning & Logistics
Jaguar Land Rover

Marcelo joined Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in 2014 with the challenge of structuring the material planning and logistics for its first overseas plant. Before joining JLR, he held leadership positions in logistics and manufacturing in companies like Pepsico, Case New Holland, ZF and Delphi. Marcelo holds an MBA in business administration from the University of São Paulo and a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Campinas.

Gustavo Bonini
Senior Manager Supply Chain
Renault Brazil

Gustavo is a supply chain executive with 20 years of experience in South America and Europe. He has an extensive track record in the development of logistics projects and in the management of transport, inbound and outbound logistics, warehousing, material planning and handling. He has also been involved in foreign trade, import and export, as well as special customs regimes. Gustavo was appointed to lead the Logistics Committee at Brazilian vehicle manufacturers’ association ANFAVEA from 2013 to 2016.

Edson Molina


Edson has a degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Logistics and Finance from the University of São Paulo. He has 27 years experience within the automotive industry and his current responsibilities include production planning; supply chain and vehicle logistics management; and strategy development. His recent accomplishments include the launch of Ford's first private port.

Orlando Moral
General Director

Orlando is a true professional in the automotive field with more than 30 years of experience. Before joining multinational auto parts company Sodécia Group, he worked for companies such as Volkswagen Group and Chery Motors. Over the years, he has held various roles with a strong focus on logistics, overseeing the introduction of new vehicle models for manufacture inside and outside of Brazil and developing several strategic projects relating to inbound and outbound transport.

Paulo Sarti
Managing Director
Penske Logistics South America

Since the beginning of 2011, Paulo has led the operations and growth of Penske’s business in South America. Previously, he was senior director of operations with responsibility for the P&L operations of distribution centres, transport and in-plant logistics for 24 operations across Brazil. He has led contract renegotiations, new customer deployment, cost restructuring and improved productivity efforts. He has also worked in sales, engineering and operations. Paulo first joined Penske in 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in science and business administration from Fundaçã o Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP).

Marcelo Cioffi
Partner, Automotive Leader
PwC Brazil

Marcelo has extensive experience in providing auditing and consulting services to large and medium-sized multinational and domestic companies in Brazil, covering a broad range of the automotive value chain including OEMs, tier suppliers and dealerships. His experience includes a two-year placing with PwC Detroit. Marcelo has degrees in business, from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo, and accounting, from Universidade Paulista, as well as an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo.

Fabio Garcia
Supervisor, Logistics parts & accessories
MAN Latin America

Fabio has been working for VW-owned truckmaker MAN’s Latin America spare parts operation since 2004, and is responsible for such areas as inbound parts, inventory control, import/export, warehousing and transport. Among other qualifications, he holds an MBA in marketing, business management and logistics from INPG, and a postgraduate degree in logistics and business from ITBA (Argentina).

Alex Feijolo
Sales and Marketing Director
GEFCO Brazil

Alex has been working in logistics for 20 years and has experience in project management, transport, warehousing, in-house logistics and supply chain management. He holds a degree in engineering from UFMG and an MBA from IBMEC.

Ana Paula Quaresma
Head of Commercial, Latin America
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Ana has over 25 years’ experience in shipping and logistics, working at firms such as Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Csav Group and holding a variety of leadership positions. She joined WWL in December 2014 and in her current role is responsible for managing all of its commercial activities in the Latin America region, dealing with both customers and providers. Ana holds an MBA in marketing as well as a diploma in systems analysis.

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