Pecsa’s founding team has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of the cattle ranching business, including the technical, environmental and financial areas. They participated in the pilot phase of the Novo Campo Program as collaborators or consultants for ICV – Instituto Centro de Vida. This pilot demonstrated the productive, economic and environmental results of the application of good agricultural practices for cattle ranching in the Amazon.
Vando Telles – Executive Director
Vando graduated in Business Administration from the Uniflor in Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso state and then did an MBA in Agribusiness Management at FAE in Curitiba, Paraná state. He has experience in the area of farm management, agriculture and livestock businesses and slaughterhouses. He also supported the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) project in the Alta Floresta municipality. Between 2010 and 2014, he was the coordinator of the Integrated Cattle Ranching Initiative of ICV where he led the pilot application of Good Agricultural Practices on 14 farms and the construction of the Novo Campo Program.
Laurent Micol – Director of Governance and Investments
Laurent graduated from the ESCP Business School in Paris, France. He then did a specialization course in environmental management at Proenco in São Paulo and a Master’s in Geography at the UFMT in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso. He began his career as a consultant in business strategy at Arthur D. Little in Paris and Bain&Co in São Paulo. He joined ICV in 2001 where he led the activities in the region of Alta Floresta and was the Deputy Coordinator from 2004 to 2009 and Executive Coordinator from 2009 to 2015.
Fabiano Alvim – Technical and Operations Director
Fabiano is a Veterinary Doctor holding a Master’s in Animal Nutrition and a Doctorate in Animal Production from the UFMG in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state. He has a wide-ranging experience in beef cattle ranching management. He worked for the Matsuda animal nutrition company, was the partner and director of a cattle ranching technical assistance firm and acted as an independent consultant for livestock management. He was the technical lead responsible for the pilot good practices projects in the Novo Campo Program. He is Assistant Professor at the Veterinary School of UFMG and has oriented students and researched on beef cattle ranching, sustainability, and animal production management and planning.
Filipe Bicalho – Operations Director
Filipe graduated in Animal Science and holds a Master’s in Ruminant Nutrition from the UFMG in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state. He began his career as a consultant on farming projects focusing on production improvement for beef cattle ranching. As a consultant for ICV, he developed and implemented projects in the Novo Campo Program adding 27 properties and 46 thousand animals in breeding, rearing and fattening systems.
Vagner Telles – Administrative and Financial Director
Vagner graduated in Business Administration from the Uniflor in Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso state and did an MBA in Financial Management, Controlling and Auditing at the FGV school. He has experience in the area of information systems management and administrative and financial management. He worked for ICV between 2007 and 2015 where he developed the function of Controller and was responsible for the financial management of more than 50 projects as well as for the institutional cash flow and pay roll management.