The Executive Board is a higher administration body that is responsible for planning, supervising, coordinating, and controlling Embrapa's activities as well as elaborating its policies. It comprises the president and three executive directors: Executive Director for Administration and Finance (ED- A&F), Executive Director for Research and Development (ED-R&D), and Executive Director for Technology Transfer (ED-TT).
Maurício Antônio Lopes
Born in Bom Despacho, Minas Gerais, Brazil, he has obtained a BSc in Agronomy from the Federal University of Viçosa, Minas Gerais; an MSc in genetics from Purdue University (USA); a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Arizona (USA); and a post-doctoral degree from the UN-FAO Department of Agriculture (Rome-Italy). He worked as a researcher at Epamig, the Minas Gerais Agricultural Research Corporation, until 1989, when he joined Embrapa. In the Corporation, he has worked as LABEX Korea's coordinator and researcher; and has occupied the posts of deputy head for Research and Development (R&D) at Embrapa Maize & Sorghum and at Embrapa Genetic Resources & Biotechnology; head of the R&D Department, and Executive Director of R&D.
Executive Director of Administration and Finance
Vania Beatriz Castiglioni
Born in Colatina, Espírito Santo, Brazil, she has a degree in Agronomy from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, and a Master's degree in Genetics and Breeding from the Federal University of Viçosa, Minas Gerais. She has an MBA in Business Management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. She began her career as a researcher at EMCAPA, currently known as INCAPER, the Espírito Santo State Agricultural Research, Technical Assistance, and Rural Extension Institute. She was a lecturer at the State University of Londrina, Paraná, and, since 1989, she has worked as a researcher at Embrapa, where she has held the posts of General Head of Embrapa Soybean, Head of the Executive Secretariat for PAC Embrapa, and Head of the Technology Transfer Department.
Executive Director of Research & Development
Ladislau Martin Neto
Born in Duartina, São Paulo, Brazil, he has a degree in Physics from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP), a master's degree and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the São Carlos Institute of Physics of the University of São Paulo (IFSC-USP), and post-doctoral degree in Soil Science and Environment from the University of California (USA). He was president of the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS) (2010-2012), and has been a co-coordinator of the Research Group on Croplands of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases since 2012. Working at the Corporation since 1986, he has held the posts of the head of Embrapa Instrumentation and of coordinator of the Embrapa LABEX in the United States.
Executive Director of Technology Transfer
Waldyr Stumpf Junior
Born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, he has obtained a degree in Agronomy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; a master's degree in Animal Science from the Federal University of Lavras, Minas Gerais; and a Ph.D. in Animal Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). He is a guest lecturer at UFRGS and at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, and a visiting professor at the Federal University of Pelotas. He started his career at the Rio Grande do Sul Dairy Products and By-products Corporation, and since 1987, he has worked as a researcher at Embrapa, where he held the post of General Head of Embrapa Temperate Agriculture.
Responsible for organizing, controlling, and evaluating Embrapa's activities.
Advises on the definition and feasibility of relevant strategic actions that are relevant for planning Embrapa's schedule.
Monitors the asset, financial, and budget operations of the Corporation.