Program Director, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil
Areas of Expertise
Climate change, business & biodiversity, ecosystem services, biodiversity assets & natural capital
Frineia Rezende is the Brazil Program Director at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). In this role, she leads a team of more than 150 employees working to solve the complex conservation challenges in the Amazon, Cerrado and Atlantic Forest. Their efforts are based on a systemic approach, focusing on implementation and impact generation to mitigate climate change and biodiversity losses.
Frineia has experience in the third and private sectors, having worked in institutions such as Akatu and as director of institutional development at Conexsus. She co-created Reservas Votorantim at Votorantim S.A., managing environmental assets and creating and managing Legado das Águas and Legados Verdes do Cerrado (private sustainable development reserves). Frineia is an expert in business and biodiversity, valuation of ecosystem services, and managing biodiversity assets and natural capital.
Frineia is a biologist with a master's degree in ecology and natural resources and a degree in business and sustainability from the Cambridge Program for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL). She has experience in the Executive Training Program with Pavan Sukhdev, focusing on natural capital, social capital, valuation of ecosystem services and sustainability in value chains.