Jean Paul Prates is the CEO of Petrobras. He is a lawyer, graduated from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), with a Master's in Economics and Management of Oil, Gas and Engines from the French Petroleum Institute (IFP School) and a Master's in Energy Policy and Environmental Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the legal counsel of Petrobras International S.A. - Braspetro, editor of Oil & Gas Journal Latinoamericana and Executive Director of Expetro Consultoria em Recursos Naturais Ltda., the largest national oil consultancy during the 1990s and 2000s, when he coordinated projects for several public and private companies, national and international, union and sector entities, and advised governments, regulatory agencies and parliamentarians in all areas of the energy sector. As Energy Secretary of the Rio Grande do Norte State Government he led the state to energy self-sufficiency and national leadership in wind power generation. He was recently recognized as one of the three most influential people in the renewable energy sector in Brazil, and one of the 50 most important personalities in the world energy sector, by the two main international energy magazines - Recharge (European) and WindPower (American). He was also elected one of the 25 most influential in the world wind industry by Windpower magazine.