Forest Engineer graduated from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil ( UFRRJ ) with a Master of Forestry from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (UK). Mr Braga is specialist in tropical forests, and has been acting in several Southern Hemisphere countries outside the U.S. and Europe over the last 25 years.
Member of the board of directors of Timber Value, which set up Timber Brazil, and was the largest TIMO (Timber Investment Management Operation) in Brazil specialized in the management of forest assets for the private sector with international and Brazilian funds as investors and had more than 250 million reais in forest assets. Its main customer is the largest sales network of floors and decking of the United States, Lumber Liquidators.
Founder and Techicanl Director of MaxAmbiental SA, a Brazilian company, leader in environmental finance, owning Carbono Zero & Carbono Neutro brands. Founder of EcoSecurities Brazil SA, multinational company pioneering in the carbon market. Founder and former director of NovaGerar responsible for developing the first carbon project recorded in the world, whose claims were negotiated with the World Bank.
In the public sector, was Superintendent of IBAMA RJ, Director of the Forestry Institute, World Bank senior consultant on matters carbon from the Brazilian Government, Municipal Secretary of Environment in various counties of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Advised three Ministers of State in two previous governments.