The Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute announced its Board of Directors has approved the name of Clarissa Lins to President, after the resignation of José Firmo as president of IBP, due to personal reasons.

The recommendation of the Board of Directors will be followed by voting at the Extraordinary General Assembly, scheduled for October. The elected name will oversee IBP presidency until the end of the current term, in March 2021. Firmo will conduct the transition process until in November.



Clarissa Lins is a Founding Partner at Catavento, a consultancy on strategy and sustainability. Catavento aims to influence corporate decision makers by identifying macro trends that represent risks and opportunities to the corporate strategy, and articulating dialogue with stakeholders.

She is also member of the Board of Directors at Petrobras since 2018, where she acts as an independent member. Clarissa chairs the HSE Committee and an independent member of the Audit Committee.

Clarissa is director of IBP since April 2016, senior fellow of the Energy and Infrastructure Center of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI) and member of the Global Future Council on The Future of Energy of the World Economic Forum.

Previously, Clarissa worked in the public sector for several years, at the Ministry of Finance during the elaboration of the Real Plan, at BNDES as special advisor to the Presidency and at Petrobras, as Executive Manager of Corporate Strategy and special advisor to the Presidency during the term of Philippe Reischtul.

She is an economist graduated from Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC), with a master’s degree in economics from the same university.