Degree in Mechanical Aeronautical Engineering, ITA - Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica; MBA, University of São Paulo. 1984, began career as Manufacturing Engineer, Pratt & Whitney Canada, working on behalf of Embraer; 1995, became an executive officer of the company, initially as Executive Vice-President, Planning and Organizational Development; 1998-2007, Executive Vice-President, Airline Market. Since April 2007, current position. Medal for Aeronautical Merit, Brazilian Government. Medal for Merit, Brazilian Association of Military Engineering.