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EIG Hires Flavio Valle as Head of Brazil
Industry Veteran Bolsters EIG’s Brazil and Latin America Operations
EIG, a leading institutional investor to the global energy and infrastructure sectors, today announced that Flavio Valle has joined the firm as Managing Director and Head of Brazil. Mr. Valle has over 15 years of expertise in infrastructure projects, cross-border transactions, project finance, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions. He will be based in EIG’s Rio de Janeiro office.
“We’ve worked closely with Flavio for 12 years and are thrilled to have him join the EIG team,” said R. Blair Thomas, EIG’s Chief Executive Officer. “Flavio brings a unique set of skills and experience that will be critical in materializing EIG’s vision in Brazil and the rest of the region. Energy transition is the dominant theme in our industry and Brazil is rich in opportunities across both infrastructure and renewables that will help drive the transition forward.”
Mr. Valle added, “I have known and respected EIG for years and I am very excited for the opportunity to contribute to the firm’s ongoing success and growth. I look forward to working with EIG’s management and the Brazil team as we implement the firm’s strategic vision for the region.”
Prior to joining EIG, Mr. Valle was an Executive Director at Prumo Logística S.A. (“Prumo”), a private Brazilian company controlled by EIG. During his tenure at Prumo, Mr. Valle also served as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and General Counsel. Mr. Valle began his career as an attorney at Veirano Advogados, one of the leading and most renowned Brazilian business law firms. He holds a master’s in business administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.
EIG is a leading institutional investor to the global energy and infrastructure sectors with $23.0 billion under management as of December 31, 2021. EIG specializes in private investments in energy and energy-related infrastructure on a global basis. During its 40-year history, EIG has committed $39.7 billion to the energy sector through 379 projects or companies in 38 countries on six continents. EIG’s clients include many of the leading pension plans, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds in the U.S., Asia and Europe. EIG is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Houston, London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong and Seoul. For additional information, please visit www.eigpartners.com.
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