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.
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.
Pecsa was founded by the partners Vando Telles, Laurent Micol, Filipe Bicalho and ex-partners Fabiano Alvim and Vagner Telles. This team has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of the cattle ranching business, including the technical, environmental and financial areas. Together, they participated in the pilot phase of the Novo Campo Program as collaborators or consultants for ICV – Instituto Centro de Vida. This proved the concept of that good agricultural practices for cattle ranching in the Amazon could be highly productive as well as economicly and environmentaly sustainable.