LEADERSHIP

The heart of B2 International Consulting.

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Marcio Barbosa

CHAIRMAN

Marcio Barbosa is the Chairman of B2 International Consulting, member of the Board of Directors of the International Sustainable Energy Development Center, based in Moscow and member of the Advisory Board of the International Space University in Strasbourg. His professional career has led him to lead prestigious institutions internationally. In Qatar, he held the position of CEO of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), a global initiative founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser; as well as the General Manager of Katara - Cultural Village Foundation, an organization dedicated to building and promoting the cultural movement in the country. He served as Deputy Director-General of UNESCO for 9 years. There, he coordinated a comprehensive reform program, overseeing the work of the Assistant Directors General in the education, culture, science, communication and information sectors. Furthermore, he directed the Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE) for 11 years, the main space organization in Brazil, supervising the development and launch into space of the first three satellites produced in Brazil. Marcio Barbosa was the recipient of international honors as Commanders of the "Ordem Nacional do Cruzeiro do Sul” (Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), “National Order for Scientific Merit (Grã-Cruz - Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology), "Austronautic Merit”, “Armed Forces Merit” (Brazilian Ministry of Defense), “Orden de Mayo (Argentina), Officer of Merit of Benin, Medals Allan D. Emil (IAF) and Tiradentes (Brazil), among others.

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Alexandre Barbosa

FOUNDER AND CEO

Alexandre Barbosa is the founder of B2 International Consulting, where he currently holds the position of CEO He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazil-Catalonia Chamber of Commerce. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and a Master’s degree in Business Administration specialized in International Trade from the Ecole Supérieure de Gestion in Paris. He also has a degree in General Management from IESE Business School in Barcelona, with comprehensive training in leadership and business management. His professional experience led him to lead the International Development of Z Groupe, a French communications group specializing in the creation of web televisions. He also worked with L’Oreal Group where he was part of the Marketing team for the Latin American Zone for the L’Oréal Paris and Maybelline NY makeup brands. In France, he worked with the Development of Cultural Industries at UNESCO, coordinating projects in the ACP countries (Fiji Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Mozambique, Senegal and Zambia).

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Diana Paradela

Marketing director

Diana is currently our Marketing Director. Before joining B2IC she was an Events Manager at Innovations Unlimited ME in Doha. During that time she was the Project Manager of Qatar’s first Red Bull Flugtag and managed a number of corporate events for a variety of prestigious clients including FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation), RasGas, College of North Atlantic Qatar, and the European Clubs Association, among others. Her experience in Qatar began at Katara – Cultural Village Foundation, where she was a Marketing and International Affairs Officer. As such, she had a direct relationship with Embassies in Qatar of different countries for the conception of the foundation’s cultural agenda. She started her career in Mexico in the L’Oréal Group (world leader on personal care products), on the Marketing coordination of the world’s number one make up brand, Maybelline NY. Further on, she was selected to join to the group’s headquarters in Paris where she was part of the Latin American Zone Marketing team (10 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) for the brands L’Oréal Paris and Maybelline NY. Diana holds a degree in Marketing from the ITESM and an MBA with a specialization on luxury brand management from the Paris Graduate School of Management.

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Fábio Pellizer

MANAGING PARTNER & CSO

Fábio is the Chief Strategy Officer at B2IC and has 30 years of experience in the banking industry with a focus on international business development. In recent years he held the position of Global Director of International Business at Banco Santander S.A., building connections and strategic alliances to promote the internationalization of companies. Since 2020 he is Angel Investor in Startups and a member of the board of directors in some of them.

ADVISORY BOARD

Our advisors make our differential.

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Javier Mirallas Sarabia

Presidente de la Cámara de Comercio Brasil-Cataluña

Javier Mirallas is the current Chairman of the Brazil-Catalonia Chamber of Commerce, ICS Intelligence and ICS Solutions and the Foundation “Salud y Persona”. Mirallas specializes in Security Advice and Consulting from ICS in different business areas, establishing project design and security policies and structures in various sectors (port, banking, investment funds, real estate, art, sports, etc.). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the French Chamber of Commerce, chairs the Security Commission of “Foment Del Treball Nacional” and is also a member of the Security Council of Catalonia; counsellor for British Telecom, Transcoma, Securitas, Ofita and La Constructora del Cardoner. He is also a member of the University Advisory Council of the International University of Catalonia (UIC) UIC. Between 1987 and 2010 he founded and chaired CESS. He was President and Director of Institutional Relations of Prosegur in Catalonia from 2010 and 2015 and President of APROSER CATALUÑA from 2006 to 2015. In addition, he received various awards and honors for his relevant work, such as “Entrepreneur of the year by ERNST & YOUNG” and Officer of the Order of Rio Branco (Brazil).

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Elias Haddad

ESPECIALISTA EN DESARROLLO DE NEGOCIOS INTERNACIONALES​

Over 25 years of international advisory experience across energy, transport, technology, real estate and industrial sectors on strategic planning, market entry and capital formation. Director, Enverra. Former Managing Director, US-Qatar Business Council. Former management positions at Ingersoll-Rand Company. BS, Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University (USA).

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Luiz Fernando Mendes de Almeida​

Presidente y CEO de CELF

Luiz Fernando Mendes es Presidente y CEO de CELF Consultoría Empresarial. Es miembro de la junta de varias instituciones y empresas, como la Cámara de Comercio Francia-Brasil, Space Imaging Brasil (SIB), y la Sociedad Brasileña de Instrucción, que mantiene la Universidad Cándido Mendes, donde también es Director de Asuntos Internacionales. Mendes ha brindado asesoría de alto nivel para corporaciones líderes tanto en Brasil como en el extranjero, acumulando más de 35 años de experiencia trabajando con corporaciones multinacionales con intereses de inversión en Brasil; actuando como enlace entre empresas extranjeras y grandes grupos nacionales. Con una vasta experiencia en el desarrollo de alianzas estratégicas, planificación de grandes proyectos y estructuración financiera de importantes iniciativas, Luiz Fernando es considerado un experto internacional en el ámbito de la transferencia de tecnología, generando capacitación y nuevas oportunidades de trabajo en Brasil y los países de su influencia. Su trayectoria profesional le ha llevado fundamentalmente a brindar asesoría en la creación de proyectos y la interacción con varios niveles de administración pública y privada, así como con agencias gubernamentales e instituciones y empresas como Airbus Group, Safran y Turbomeca. En 2006 fue Presidente-Director de "CIC do Brasil Financial Consultancy" (representante de Crédit Industrial et Commercial de France en Brasil), cargo que ocupó hasta 2016. Luiz Fernando Mendes tiene honores de "Chevalier dans l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur" (Francia); Comandante de la "Ordem do Rio Branco" (Asuntos exteriores de Brasil); Comandante de la Ordem do Mérito Militar”; Medalla de "Pacificador" (Ejército); y Medalla de Santos Dumont Medal (Fuerza Aérea).

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