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Alexandre Gonçalves Silva Dias

Chairman
AEROSPACE & DEFENSE INDUSTRY
Embraer S.A.
Brazil

Biography

Mr. Alexandre Gonçalves Silva Dias has been Director of Ultrapar Participações S.A. since April 2015. Mr. Silva Dias has been the Chairman and Independent Director at Embraer SA since March 6, 2012 and April 2011 respectively. He serves as Director of TAM Capital, Inc. He has been a Director of PDG Realty S.A. Empreendimentos e Participacoes since April 2010 and has been Independent Director at Fibria Celulose SA since December 22, 2009. Mr. Silva Dias serves as a Member of the Consulting Board of GWI. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric do Brasil from 2001 to 2007. From 1989 to 2001, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE CELMA. He has 40 years of market experience, primarily as the Chief Executive Officer of firms from different sectors. He served at the Brazilian General Command for Aerospace Technology, related to the Aeronautics Command, as Project Manager of Feasibility Studies in the Aerospace Research Center. He served in companies such as Celma and Motortec & Votec, in addition to other companies in the aviation sector. Mr. Silva Dias specialized in various sectors of the aeronautical industry. He was a Member of Advisory Board of Global Infrastructure Partners. He has been Chairman of the Board of AMCHAM since 2006, where he had served as the Vice Chairman from 2005 to 2006 and a Director since 2004. He has been a Director of TAM Linhas Aéreas since, April 2008. He has been a Director of Equatorial Energy S.A since 2008. He served as Independent Director at Alupar Investimento S.A since March 28, 2013. He served as Independent Director at TAM S.A. from April 2008 to April 2011. He served as a Director of Tupy S.A. Mr. Silva Dias has been a Member of GE Hydro Inepar. He also participates in the board of the Pro-Bono Advice AMCHAM Brazil. Mr. Silva Dias holds a Master's Degree in Electric Engineering and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC).

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Mechanical Engineering and Marketing

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