LATIN AMERICA'S PROSPECTS: Drivers for sustainable success

Lairton Leonardi: Panel Moderator

Managing Director, Solvocon Business Consulting, Brazil

Biography: Lairton Goulart Leonardi has 40 years of work experience in groups such as Dow, Rhône-Poulenc, Votorantim and Specialty Minerals.  Currently, Mr Leonardi is Managing Director at Solvocon Business Consulting developing works in management, operational excellence, innovation, lean manufacturing and commercial support in many companies such as Micron-Ita, Suzano, Grupo Scodro, Óxidos-Carmeuse.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidade Mackenzie, with specialization courses in Business Administration Escola Politécnica da USP, Marketing Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Business Administration Centre de Développement Proféssionel - Insead, France.

The technical specializations are Emulsion Polymerization Process and the Latex Industrial
Applications Rhône-Poulenc France, Oil Well Stimulation Rhône-Poulenc USA, Development and Production of Coated Papers Rhône-Poulenc France and Centre Technique du Papier, Grenoble, France.

Mr. Leonardi was former president of Associação Brasileira Técnica de Celulose e Papel. He is currently its Chairman of the Board and member of Instituto Brasileiro do PVC.