Walfredo de Alvarenga Linhares

CEO - Bioenergy Colombia


Walfredo de Alvarenga Linhares

CEO - Bioenergy Colombia

Mr. Linhares, 50, has a Mechanic Engineer degree with specialization in Production engineering from University of Minas Gerais, with business management and marketing specializations from Fundação Dom Cabral, University of Minas Gerais and Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and Board Member course from Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute.

He’s an experienced C-level executive with proven track record of (1) developing and executing sophisticated business plans, including JVs, greenfields, start-ups and turnarounds, (2) transforming business models, (3) identifying and leveraging key profit points, (4) building high-performance teams across diverse sectors and (5) passion for customers and success, including:

B2B markets and B2C: sugar&ethanol, power, fuels and lubricants, construction materials, animal nutrition, pet food, food, beverages and personal care.

Business context: go-to-market projects (Amanco/Mexichem, Copersucar, Coca-Cola, Mars and Shell), Turnaround (Amanco/Mexichem and Bioenergy), M&A (Mars and Solazyme) and start-up/greenfield (Bioenergy, SolazymeBunge, Solazyme and Brenco)

Diverse roles and responsibilities: President/CEO, Board Member, Country Manager, business development, commercial and logistics, intelligence and strategy, marketing and sales

Global and domestic: multinationals and Brazilian companies, publicly, estate and privately owned

Finance: Solazyme and Solazyme-Bunge

Industry-leading knowledge and competencies: governance, business strategy and execution, business results, project management, marketing strategy and brand building, organization design, team building and talent management.

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