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PLINIO NASTARI

Councilor, CNPE - National Council for Energy Policy

President of Datagro Consulting Ltd., Brazil’s leading consulting company specialized in sugar and ethanol, serving clients in 41 countries. Former president of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineers (AEA). Has served as member of the Technical Committees of Brazil’s Interministerial Council on Sugar and Alcohol, National Energy Commission, and Commission for Reexam of the Energy Matrix. Has been professor of economics at FGV, in São Paulo. Lead author of IPCC 2AR; coordinator of Brazil’s defense of the anti-dumping and countervailing duties case against Brazilian ethanol exports to the US at the International Trade Commission (ITC), and expert economist and Brazil’s advisor in the World Trade Organization (WTO) legal disputes against EU subsidized sugar exports, EU bananas import regime, and Brazilian tire imports. Holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics, from Iowa State University. In recent years, Datagro has assisted most of the companies interested in investments in the sugar/ethanol industry in Brazil. Organizor of conferences in New York, Sao Paulo, and Araçatuba.