Clarissa Lins

Founding Partner, Catavento

Chair, Energy Transition Committee at IBP

Based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Clarissa is the founding partner of Catavento, a consultancy on strategy and sustainability. Clarissa is also Chair of the Energy Transition Committee of Brazilian Institute for Oil and Gas – IBP, the industry trade association, where she also acted as CEO and as executive director. Her main areas of expertise are ESG, the future of energy, climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy. Clarissa is a non-executive director at the Board of Directors of ArcelorMittal, chair of the Sustainability Committee and member of the Appointment and Corporate Governance committee. She is also member of the Board of Directors at Votorantim Cimentos, the largest Brazilian cement company which operates in 11 countries. She is member of the Board of Trustees of CEBRI, a leading Brazilian think tank, after a 2,5-year tenure as senior fellow of the Energy Center. Clarissa is member of the Sustainability Committee of Suzano, the Brazilian largest pulp and paper company. She is senior climate advisor at Vale, where she also acted as an independent member on the Sustainability Committee. She served on the Board of Directors of Petrobras and chaired the HSE Committee, while also being a member of the Strategy and the Audit Committees. Clarissa was a member of the Global Future Council – GFC Future of Energy and of GFC on Advanced Energy Technologies at the World Economic Forum. She held several roles at the beginning of her career under President Cardoso's presidency, at the Finance Ministry, the National Development Bank and Petrobras. Clarissa is an economist by training and holds her Bachelor and master’s degrees from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC Rio.

Sessions With Clarissa Lins

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Can Gas Compete in Latin America?

    Panel Gas & LNG
    South America’s Southern Cone has abundant low-cost gas resources, particularly in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta and Brazil’s Pre-salt. However, there is uncertainty if these resources will reach their full potential and how gas will compete against alternative energy sources in the medium to long term. What conditions are necessary for gas to be competitive and to realize its potential in the region? What are the roles of the private sector, the NOCs, and governments? What is the window of opportunity for these resources to be developed?