Andre Araujo, a native of São Paulo, joins Cowan Strategies to assist our clients with business and opportunities in Brazil. Mr. Araujo has a Law Degree from Mackenzie University in São Paulo, and an extensive resume with both governmental and private sector organizations throughout Brazil.
Mr. Araujo has been CFO of the Brazilian National Association of Electric and Electronic Industries for 14 years, President of the State of São Paulo Metropolitan Planning Authority, CFO of PRODAM – the City of São Paulo Company for Information Technology. Additionally, Mr. Araujo has spent the last four years representing international shareholders as a member of the board of CEMIG, a NYSE listed corporation and the second largest energy enterprise in Brazil with national interests in electric power and gas.
In addition to his duties with Cowan Strategies, Mr. Araujo is the Director of Adne Consulting Group, a 25 years old firm who has among its clients major American corporations in Brazil and large Brazilian energy and construction groups. Adne was an active consultant in the recent large Brazilian privatization program, assisting international investors in buying Brazilian assets and organizing new partnerships for managing acquired companies.