The new board will handle relations with port regulation and environmental licensing agencies.
“Eduardo has extensive experience in ports and regulations and will undoubtedly contribute a great deal to the development of Açu Port”, commemorated Eduardo Parente, Prumo CEO.
Xavier said the features of Açu Port reinforce the venture’s importance to Brazil’s port sector. “I am delighted to be participating in the development of Açu Port, a venture which is creating a new wave of development in northern Rio de Janeiro”.
Eduardo Xavier is a lawyer who specializes in public law and infrastructure. With extensive experience in ports and regulations, he has worked for specialist law firms, providing advice to both private agents and public entities in the preparation and implementation of public policies and projects. In the public sector he was the Joint Deputy Head of the Suboffice for Legal Affairs at the Chief of Staff’s Office of the Presidency of the Republic, and coordinated the infrastructure and energy division.
He also worked at the Ministry of Finance as the joint secretary of the Office for Economic Monitoring, where he was in charge of supervising the general coordination departments of logistics and industries. He was also executive secretary of SEP (Ports Department of the Presidency of the Republic), where he was responsible for coordinating the priority works of the federal government in the ports sector, in addition to substituting the Minister of Ports during his absence.
He also has experience as officer of the infrastructure venture structuring department of Companhia São Paulo de Parcerias, linked to the Finance and Economic Development Office of the Municipality of São Paulo.