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Dr Marcelo de Andrade

President, Earth Capital Brasil

Marcelo has world wide recognition as an expeditionary, businessman and environmentalist. During his expeditions, Marcelo discovered situations of extreme poverty and deforestation in regions of highest biological diversity. He therefore decided to help bridge the gap between economic development and social / environmental wellness, harnessing financial and corporate know-how to the task of creating sustainable solutions for development of human kind's life quality.

As a result, in 1985, he founded a non-profit sustainable development agency named Pro Natura as a contribution to solving these problems attacking its direct cause: the world's outdated model of economic development. Marcelo has won numerous awards world wide for his efforts. In his business life Marcelo co-founded Terra Capital in 1994, the first Venture Capital Fund dedicated to investing exclusively in private-sector biodiversity businesses. He has also been involved with Axial Bank, Eco Carbon, Ecoinvest and Social Capital Group.

Marcelo graduated from the Gama Filho University Medical School as a Doctor of Medicine and represented Brasil for Rowing in the Olympic Games.

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Rodrigo Mortagua

Director of Investments, Earth Capital Brasil

Rodrigo has over 17 years of professional experience in the Brasilian capital markets and private equity covering deal sourcing, structuring and fund management. From 2011 to 2016, Rodrigo was a managing partner of the Triscorp Ativos Florestais PE fund (BRL 200 million AUM) dedicated to greenfield projects focused on agribusiness, bioenergy generation and forestry (eucalyptus) in a total of 90,000 hectares of land bank in Brasil.

Previously Rodrigo was on the Board of Directors of Termobahia, Canto do Buriti Bioeletricidade and a member of various PE & VC investment committees at CSFB Brasil PE, GP Investments Brascan Energia, Pactual Internet and Fator Sinergia.

Rodrigo has a degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.

Earth Capital Brasil is regulated by the Comissao de Valores Mobiliarios.