Catavento | Who we are?


Clarissa Lins
Founding partner at Catavento Consultoria, since August 2013. Clarissa’s expertise lies in strategy and corporate sustainability, leading consultancy projects in large companies, focusing on trend analysis, strategic vision development and articulation with opinion makers. Member of Petrobras’s Board of Directors (May 2018). Executive committee member of the Brazilian Institute for Oil, Gas and Biofuels – IBP (April 2016). Member of the Sustainability Committee of Vale’s Board of Directors (May 2017). Senior Fellow at CEBRI and responsible for the Energy Center (July 2017). Internationally, she was a member and chairwoman of Shell plc’s External Review Committee from October/2012 to June/2015. She is also member of SustainAbility’s International Council since 2010. Member of several awards commissions, such as the American Chamber Eco Award (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014),  as well as member of the Advisory Committee of the Ecomudanças Fund at Banco Itaú (since 2008). She is the co-author of the book “Sustainability and Value Generation: a Transition to the XXI century” (2011) and of several papers and publications related to sustainability. She was the executive director at the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (FBDS) from April/2004 to July/2013, where she created and led the Corporate Sustainability activities. She worked in the public sector for several years, at the Ministry of Finance during the elaboration of the Real Plan (1993-94), BNDES (National Development Bank) as special advisor to the CEO (1995-99) and at Petrobras, as special advisor to the CEO and executive manager of Corporate Strategy (1999-2002).She has an academic background in Economics (master’s degree from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro).
Bruna Mascotte
Partner at Catavento Consultoria, since May/2015. Bruna’s area of activity focuses on mapping global macro trends and translating them into risks and opportunities for businesses strategy, with an emphasis on energy transition, climate change, O&G, mobility and consumer behavior. In this context, she has worked in projects for Shell, QGEP, Constellation, Abegás, CEBRI, UK Embassy and Coca-Cola Brasil. Also, she develops trend analysis, benchmark assessments and strategic recommendations for corporate sustainability, governance, management and transparency. In this field, she was part of projects for Nestlé, Michelin, Instituto Coca-Cola Brasil, and Sicredi. She co-authored “Energy Policy Recommendations: The Energy Sector in 2022” (Aug 2018), “Energy transition and climate-related challenges” (Apr 2018), “The future of energy and the role of planning” (Mar 2018), “Economic relations between Germany and Brazil: The Geopolitics of Energy” (Sep 2018). Intern at Catavento from September/2014 to April/2015. She worked as an intern at the Coordination and Financial Analysis Division in Eletrobrás Furnas, from August to December 2013. Candidate for a Masters Degree in Macroeconomics and Finance at PUC-Rio – Department of Economics (Class of 2019). Bruna holds a degree in Business Administration from Ibmec-RJ (2015), and studied for 6 months at the Université Pierre-Mendès France (Université de Grenoble II),  in Grenoble, France
Guilherme Ferreira
Partner at Catavento Consultoria, since January/2018, former intern from July/2016 to December/2017. Guilherme’s area of activity focuses on mapping global and sector macro trends, with emphasis on O&G industry challenges, climate change, urban mobility and energy transition. In this context, he has worked in projects for QGOG Constellation, Ipiranga, CEBRI Energia, QGEP, Instituto Coca-Cola. He co-authored “The future of energy and the role of planning” (Mar 2018), “Perspectives for electric vehicles penetration” (June 2018), “Electric mobility: perspectives and challenges” (June 2018), “Energy Policy Recommendations: The Energy Sector in 2022” (August 2018), “Technology and Digitalization in the Energy Sector” (August 2018) and “The New Governance of Energy and Infrastructure Regulatory Agencies” (April 2018). Guilherme participated as a scientific initiation researcher in the project “Performance Evaluation in Humanitarian Operations” in the HANDs laboratory of PUC- Rio, from June/2014 to June/2015.  From June/2015 to May/2016, he studied with a scholarship from the Brazil Mobility Program (BSMP) at Mercer University, in Atlanta, United States. Industrial Engineering student at PUC-Rio (expected graduation in June/2018).
Rafael Patrocínio
Partner at Catavento Consultoria, since January/2018, former intern from June/2017 to December/2017. Rafael’s area of activity focuses on trend analysis and sector perspectives, with emphasis on energy transition, national energy policies, Brazil’s infrastructure challenges, and climate change. In this context, he has worked in projects for Ouro Preto Óleo e Gás, Shell, Ipiranga and CEBRI Infrastructure. He co-authored the policy paper “Infrastructure in 2022: a policy agenda” (August 2018). Previously, he worked as an intern at the infrastructure equipments division in Promon Engenharia, from January/2016 to February/2017. He also worked as an intern at the heavy equipments maintenance division in BSM Engenharia from March/2014 to December/2015. Candidate for a Master’s degree in Corporate Finance at COPPEAD (August/2017 to October/2019). Rafael holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from PUC-Rio (2017).