Strategic Advisor for Green Investments

Government of the State of Minas Gerais





Alan Senra Cheib is a Strategic Advisor for Green Investments at Investminas for the Government of Minas Gerais in Brazil. As the Strategic Advisor for Green Investments, he is responsible for the Decarbonization Program ‘Rota da Descarbonização de Minas Gerais’, developing the agenda for attracting green investments in the Government of Minas Gerais. He works in the articulation between the different spheres of the public sector, investment funds, universities and industries, supporting the whole process of foreign direct investment in the state. He has been working in regional development for 7 years, having worked as an Executive Secretary, Business Analyst and Project Manager for international enterprises, local companies, industry federations, universities and in the government. Mr. Senra is an Economist with a master’s degree in Innovation and Technology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil and a postgraduate degree in Social Economy from the University of Coimbra in Portugal. He also attended a specialization course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Reasons to join the program

The main reason I want to go to ACE Seattle is to continue and deepen the 25+ relationships of this network that I have started and that have been nurtured since ACE Ecuador. In addition, I have two specific objectives: one is to consolidate the creation and recent formalization of the LAC Investment Network as a subgroup of ACE ; and the other is to find partners that can develop partnerships in the scope of the Decarbonization Program of the State of Minas Gerais – recently launched – that designs a road map for the state of 25 million inhabitants to achieve zero waste and carbon neutrality of industrial activities before the deadlines of the targets of 2030 and 2050 (of the Paris agrément). For this I am looking for investors, consultants, companies, clusters specialists, green technologies and other international partners.