Board member of Ethos Institute, Carlos Eduardo Lessa Brandão is the Vice-Chair of the Stakeholder Council of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and serves on the boards of BM&FBOVESPA’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) and Fundo Ethical. He is a member of the Technical Review Committee of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR) and a former board member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC). He is also a member of the Council on Corporate Governance of the Abrasca Code of Good Governance and Practices for Publicly Held Companies.

Carlos provides governance and sustainability advisory services and teaches in various executive education programs. He is a Securities Portfolio Manager authorized by the CVM (Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission) and a Certified Board Member by the IBGC.

Carlos worked for almost 20 years as a business executive in heavy construction, IT, credit card, telecommunications, e-commerce, and GIS. His activities included business development and M&A with domestic and international partners, serving as CFO, business development director, and executive director of holding and portfolio companies. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering, an MSc in Energy Planning, a DSc in History and Philosophy of Science and an Executive MBA in Finance.