Juliana Baiardi, currently CEO of Odebrecht Transport, was nominated this week to become, as of May, the CEO of Atvos, an Odebrecht Group company that produces and markets ethanol, VHP sugar and electricity from sugarcane and biomass.

Juliana will replace Luiz de Mendonça, who has led Atvos for the past seven years and taken the decision to pursue new professional challenges outside of the Group.

With a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and an MBA from Columbia University, Juliana amassed 14 years of experience in the financial industry before joining Odebrecht in 2011.

The executive will be charged with the mission of leading Atvos in a new cycle of growth and operational excellence, while continuing the company’s financial restructuring.


Operating in the sugar and ethanol industry for 12 years, Atvos employs more than 11,000 people, is Brazil’s second largest producer of ethanol and clean electricity, and also produces VHP sugar, with its products exported to over 20 countries. With nine agroindustrial units in the states of São Paulo Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Goiás, its planting and harvesting operations are 100% mechanized.