OUR TEAM | ENERGY FOR A BETTER LIFE

Fohackers

Our Board has people who see the world through the lens of innovation and work to come up with solutions that make people’s lives better and the planet as well. They lead a team that operates under a corporate culture that is defined by the appreciation of cultural diversity, well-being and objectivity, guiding by Fohat Journey – which aims to encourage other Fohackers to achieve self-awareness concerning their existence to create, think from all angles, and effectively carry out innovation in a cycle of permanent feedback.

Igor Ferreira

FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Fohat CEO and founder Igor Ferreira is an electrical engineer and specialist in renewable energy and microgrids from the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), with an MBA focused on Management of the Brazilian Electric Sector from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Prior to founding Fohat in 2017, he worked in Brazil, Germany and China as an engineer for multinational companies such as Bosch and Volvo. As CEO of Fohat, he is responsible for the company's strategic market intelligence area.

Dani Paes

FOUNDER AND CHIEF PEOPLE & CULTURE OFFICER

Fohat founder and Chief People & Culture Officer, Dani Paes, is an researcher, artist, a teacher of basic and university education in the Arts field, and has been dedicated for the last 16 years to the areas of education and human development with accredited training by the O&O University in India, the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), Paz & Mente University (UPM), and FAE Centro Universitário, in Brazil. A researcher and an entrepreneur, she develops and applies mentoring programs for people and organizations. At Fohat, she is responsible for people development and corporate culture, with a focus on mindfulness.
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Douglas Ferreira

CO-FOUNDER AND HEAD OF GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Fohat's overseas operations and global market opening are under the command of co-founder and industrial electronics engineer Douglas Ferreira, who has worked as an engineer in Brazil and Germany at multinational companies such as Bosch and Volvo. Headquartered in the company's office in Melbourne, Australia since 2018, he has been managing the innovative microgrid feasibility project for the renovation of Queen Victoria Market, the municipal market of Melbourne, the second-largest city of Australia, with over 4 million citizens.

Helder Galvão

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

A lawyer, PhD student and holding a Masters in Innovation and Intellectual Property from the
Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Helder Galvão is also a professor at FGV Rio and author of books and articles covering Law and Technology, including "Lawyers of Tomorrow". He has worked at two traditional national and international law firms and is the co-founder of “Nós 8”, a collective of startup-oriented lawyers voted the most innovative project in the practice of law by the World Economic Forum in 2016 and by Babson College, in Boston. At Fohat, he is responsible for the legal department.

Sanzio Valeriano

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Specialist in strategic financial planning and capital restructuring in environments of strong growth and expansion, Sanzio brings more than 15 years of experience as a financial manager in various market segments. Added to this is a solid academic base in the areas of Administration, Controllership and Finance. As Chief Operating Officer (COO), he has a strategic role supporting the full functioning of the agile operational management system in alignment with the Fohacker Culture in the quest to achieve tangibility for the creation of value in our products and services.
André Ferreira Fohat Head de Tecnologia

André Ferreira

HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

Software engineer, publicist and with a degree in Internet Systems at Universidade Positivo, André brings together multidisciplinary experiences in the tech area, especially in financial transactions that apply blockchain, ethereum and smart contracts technologies. As Head of Technology Operations, he leads the software development team and is responsible for Fohat's technology strategy, developing solutions for the energy market based on solid technological knowledge.

Sonia Marques

HEAD OF BRAND & MARKETING

Journalist, business designer, strategic planner and expert in branding, marketing, communication, PR, Sonia has worked in differents ecosystems such as media, retail, technology, education, editorial, agribusiness, automotive, financial and telecom. She led international environmental projects involving the UN and multinationals companies on carbon sequestration and environmental certification, besides worked as a journalist for Brazilian media in Brazil and USA. At Fohat, her mission is branding, channels management with the market, public affairs and institutional relationships

Thiago Andreata

HEAD OF PRODUCT

Specialized in strategic project management, super expert in management and development of technological and innovative products, with 11 years of experience in high performance projects under the scope of industry 4.0, using best practices in corporate architecture and technology governance, among which, involving scalable infrastructures at Amazon and Azure, Thiago has know-how in digital transformation challenges, cost reduction and increased resilience in mission critical applications. At Fohat, its mission is to lead the Product Management area that plans scalable and disruptive solutions, which make the market needs with energy intelligence uncomplicated, impressing the Fohat brand in the competitive global energy market.

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