Executive Board Members


Marcelo De Andrade

Chairman, CEO e Founder

Marcelo has more than 35 years of experience working in the area of socioeconomic development and implementation of sustainable corporate, governmental and non-governmental projects.

He is a medical doctor, former Brazilian olympic rowing athlete and expeditionary. During his expeditions, he had his first direct contact with environmental problems caused by non-sustainable development. It was through these experience that he developed the model for Pro Natura as an institution that combined economic growth with human development and quality of life.

In 1985, he founded Pro Natura in Brazil and, in 1992 in partnership with Guy Reinaud, they expanded the institution’s activities globally across the United States, Europe, South and Central America, Africa and Asia. His contributions to the field of socioeconomic development were highlighted in the book The True Visionaries of Our Times, by German journalist Martin Haeusler. Marcelo is also co-founder and partner of Earth Capital Partners, one of the world’s largest environmentally-focused investment funds, and served for several years as a member of BHP Billiton Forum for Corporate Responsibility, DuPont’s Worldwide Biotech Panel, Procter & Gamble’s Sustainability Council, etc.


Guy Reinaud

In memoriam, Chairman Emeritus

Guy was Executive Director of CENTI Software from 1966 to 1973 and Global Executive Director of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) between 1973 and 1992. Guy is known as one of the main promoters of Conservation and Agriculture of our time.

He is currently on the Board of several international institutions such as Vigeo, IBI (International Biochar Initiative), IUCN France, Eco-Carbone, European Foundation for Sustainable Territories, JTS and Fonds Français pour la Nature et l’Environnement.



José Rozinei da Silva


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José Rozinei Da Silva, a visionary leader at the helm of Pronatura US, excels in the realm of blended finance and Carbon Credit Projects.

As the driving force behind Pronatura’s innovation and technological solutions, he has steered the organization to new horizons.

A maestro of international law, José is renowned for orchestrating international listings for promising Brazilian startups and his impact reverberates globally.

Mr.  Rozinei holds degrees in Accounting, Economics, and Law, José’s academic prowess is further amplified by an MBA from the prestigious Johan Cruyff Institute in Barcelona and an LLM from Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law at Philadelphia.


Mariana Fischer

Chief Impact Officer

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Mariana Fischer is an experienced sustainable development and community-based environmental planning professional from corporate landscape acting with supply chain driven companies as Samsung and Ambev, established supply chain practice at McKinsey Brazil, and before Pronatura has worked for a Brazilian unicorn established by McKinsey alumni who she knew since worked as consulting.

Mariana holds a degree in Business Administration from Insper (SP, 2008), a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management with a major in Sustainability from University of Michigan (2013) and a Master in Business Administration from Fundação Dom Cabral (2014).

At Pronatura, Mariana holds Chief Impact Officer focused on origination, filtering and structuring projects, and management of on-going projects.

Eduardo Chiletto


Legal Amazon Director

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Mr. Chiletto served as Cities Secretary of Mato Grosso from 2015 to 2016, he worked on articulating R$125 million, considering the more than 220 agreements and contracts under the responsibility.

He has experience in the area of Architecture and Urbanism, with an emphasis on Urban Planning – Participatory Master Plan and Building Projects, working in the area of Social Housing. Consultant on the MCidades project “Bank of Experiences on Participatory Master Plans”. Federal Advisor to CAU/BR – Brazilian Architecture and Urban Planning Council.

Graduated in Architecture from Universidade Santa Úrsula, Eduardo Chiletto has a master’s degree in Physics and Environment from the Federal University of Mato Grosso.

Advisor Board Members


Celina Moore Barton

USA Director

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Celina brings 30 years of experience as a land steward, sustainably-driven entrepreneur, manager, and impact investor. Celina began collaborating with Marcelo and Pro Natura in 1993, while she was working with Ella Cisneros as the UN Liaison for the Together Foundation. Our discussions about how to facilitate positive global change by establishing efficiencies, methodologies, and a logistical framework that inventories, and integrates the needs and resources of people, projects, and organizations in service to humanity and the earth helped fuel the build out of the Togethernet, which remains a fundamental tool for the UN-Habitat program. 

Celina has also stayed connected to her roots in Vermont, and worked on land conservation, real estate, and developing green methodologies using sales transactions as a catalyst to drive value back to the land. Celina worked for well-known brands such as Sotheby’s and Christies, helping them understand, represent, and tell the story of resilient rural communities, which resulted in breaking price records for conserved land, farms, and country estates in multiple counties. Celina continues to incubate several sustainably-driven companies in her holding company, Halsa Holdings, which keeps a particular emphasis on hemp and on women-owned businesses.

Celina finds inspiration in the Buckminster Fuller quote: “You never change things by fighting against the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.”


Anthony Gordon

Board Member

Anthony (Tony) Gordon, a founding partner of AVAIO Capital, has 25+ years of proven expertise in executing investment strategies in energy and infrastructure. He has concluded numerous transactions across the entire value chain and relevant capital structure(s) for private and institutional investors culminating in: physical asset acquisition; joint-ventures, mergers and divestitures; recapitalizations; commodity and environmental risk management; as well as combinations of economic/capital structure and physical asset/portfolio optimization

Tony has spoken at a myriad of industry and regulatory conclaves across the globe, including, numerous COPs (Paris, Lima, Bonn, Glasgow).

Tony has been a long-board member of several sustainable finance initiatives (Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance, Nobel Sustainability, GRESB, etc.). In 2019, he was appointed a member of the inaugural IHS Markit Global Carbon Index Advisory Committee. He has received numerous awards and recognitions during his career including, Goldman Sachs’s Deal of the Year Award (first time awarded outside of investment banking).


Jan A. Hartke

Board Member

Jan Hartke is a Climate Resilient Infrastructure Specialist and the former Global Director of the Clinton Climate Initiative and the current Chairman of Earth Council Alliance, a 35-year old international non-profit organization based in the United States.  

Mr. Hartke served for 12 years as the global Director of Clean Energy for the Clinton Climate Initiative.

He is a co-founder of Ceres, which has grown into a climate disclosure network of over 220 institutional investors managing more than $60 trillion in assets.

He is President of the Earth Council, formed by UN Secretary-General Maurice Strong at the Earth Summit of 1992, which created the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as a framework for international cooperation to combat climate change.

Mr. Hartke has worked as an advisor with Marcelo de Andrade and Pronatura International on climate change and biodiversity conservation projects for more than 25 years. 


Michael Sanio

Board Member

Michael Sanio is an internationally recognized engineer specializing in climate resilient infrastructure and nature-based technology solutions.

Currently he is Chair of the Pan American Federation of Engineering Organizations – UPADI Sustainability Committee with 20 national member societies from Canada, the US, Mexico, Central America, South American, the Caribbean and Spain.

One of his most notable accomplishments was his work on establishing the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure – ISI and development of the Envision Rating System with over 7,000 credentialed professionals and verified 125 infrastructure projects worth over $106 billion.

Mr. Sanio serves as an advisor with Pronatura International for the Blue Guardian Climate Resilience Project in Rio de Janerio, Brazi.


Raymond Chavez

Board Member

Raymond Chavez  has more than 25 years experience with programs that integrate climate change, biodiversity conservation and community development.  This work includes development of ecosystem services and carbon credit programs in Brazil and other developing nations. Mr. Chavez is also an award-winning multimedia producer, writer and director who has worked with Marcelo de Andrade at Pro Natura International for more than 20 years. 


Juliana Bellaguarda

Administrative Assistant

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Nicia Cardoso

Executive Secretary of the Chairman

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Catherine Barré

Executive Board ‎Member

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Bill Knight

Founder, Pro Natura Nigeria

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Form Central Bank of Brazil

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Ignacy Sachs

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Jorge Ferrão

Form Minister of Education and Human Development

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Elza Galarza

Former Minister of Environment

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The Lord Deben John Gummer

Form Secretary of State for the Environment

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Jane Nielsen

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