Our Team / Senior Executives

Primo Aldrigue Junior
Partner, Portfolio Manager

Prior to joining Vision Brazil Investments as a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s investments in Special Credit Situations, Mr. Aldrigue was the senior director responsible for credit recovery operations at Santander. In a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Aldrigue has also held positions of director of Rede Comercial de Agências at Banespa, director of the agribusiness operations department at Banespa, and director of structured operations for BNDES financing at Banespa.

Primo Aldrigue holds a BA in Accounting and a JD from Universidade Católica de Santos/SP, to go along with a specialization in finance from the University of Sao Paulo and an MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Leonardo Cavalcante Barbosa
Partner, Portfolio Manager and COO

Mr. Barbosa joined Vision Brazil Investments in 2007, became the company’s General Counsel in 2010 and is now involved in the Special Credit Situations strategies. Prior to joining Vision, Mr. Barbosa’s professional activities included a 6-year tenure at the Brazilian law firm Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados, where he focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Contracts and foreign investment in Brazil. Mr. Barbosa is a member of the São Paulo Branch of the Brazilian Bar Association, a member of one of ANBIMA’s (the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association) committees for local investment funds and a member of LACCA – Latin American Corporate Counsel Association.

Leonardo Barbosa holds a Law Degree (JD) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and a Masters Degree (LL.M.) in Corporate Law from Insper São Paulo.

Rob Weintraub
Partner, Portfolio Manager

Mr. Weintraub joined Vision Brazil Investments in 2013 as a Portfolio Manager for the firm´s investments in Special Credit Situations. Mr. Weintraub is originally from the U.S. where he worked for large investment banks including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. He spent five years at Deutsche Bank in New York as a Credit Trader with a focus on Credit Derivatives and High Yield bonds. Mr. Weintraub permanently relocated to Brazil in 2009. During his time in Brazil, he worked directly for the three controlling shareholders of 3G Capital between 2009 and 2011, where he helped them manage their stakes in large global consumer companies. Mr. Weintraub was also a Partner at BR Partners, a local Brazilian investment bank, from 2011 to 2013.

Mr. Weintraub earned a bachelor of science from Syracuse University and an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management with an emphasis on Financial Engineering.

Fernando Raul Morelli
CFO

Mr. Morelli currently holds the CFO position at Vision Brazil Investments.  Previously he was directly involved with Vision’s management of agricultural production (mainly soybeans and corn), acquisitions and development of farm land, and cattle business related activities (investments, operations and distressed recovery) in Brazil’s mid-west and north-east regions since 2007. Initially, he managed the implementation of green field projects for meat packing and feedlot units, acting as CFO for Vision’s related invested companies.

 

His working experience also includes 3 years as Treasurer/Financial Corporate Manager of Perdigão Agroindustrial S.A. (currently Brasil Foods S.A.), the largest Brazilian animal protein producer, where he had full responsibility for the company’s financial activity. Prior to that, Mr. Morelli worked for more than 13 years at J.P. Morgan and Chase Manhattan Bank as Vice-President, where he held several positions in the Trading, Treasury, Financial Structuring and Sales divisions. He started his career at The First National Bank of Boston and The MAC Group, a consulting company.

 

Mr. Morelli holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Escola Politécnica - University of São Paulo and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from FGV.

Fabio Monteiro Chehab
Portfolio Manager – Natural Resources

Mr. Chehab is the Portfolio Manager of Agro Land and Operations and also Vision’s representative in the Investment Committee of the Urban Real Estate Business.
Prior to joining Vision Brazil Investments in 2008, Mr. Chehab was the Head of Product Control for Consumer Treasury at Citigroup in São Paulo and, between 1997 and 2008, he held positions of Head of Financial Planning, MIS and Expenses Management at Citigroup in São Paulo.
Before becoming Portfolio Manager of Agro Land and Operations, he worked as Vision Brazil Investments’ CFO.
Mr. Chehab holds a B.A. in Industrial Engineering from POLI – University of São Paulo.

Miguel da Rocha Marques Neto
Partner, General Counsel

Mr. Marques joined Vision in 2009 after working for 6 years in the banking area of Pinheiro Neto Advogados and 1 year in the corporate area of BKBG Advogados. Mr. Marques holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Level I certification and is a member of the Private Equity Funds committee at ANBIMA (the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association).

Mr. Marques holds a Law Degree (JD) from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), a certificate in Finance from University of California Berkeley, Extension and a Professional Masters 2 Degree in Banking and Capital Markets Law from Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas (Sorbonne Universités).

Ben Jackson
Head of Investor Relations and Client Services

Mr. Jackson joined Vision Brazil Investments in 2013 as Head of Investor Relations. Mr. Jackson is originally from the U.S. where he worked in the plastics industry from 2006 to 2010, before relocating to Brazil where he joined Vector Investimentos as Head of International Business Development from 2010 to 2013, focusing on Structured Credit and Real Estate investments.

Mr. Jackson holds a BA in Economics from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas.

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