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Nelson Bastos
  • Founding Partner of IVIX Value Creation;

  • Founding Partner of Integra Associados where he served in several financial restructurings;

  • Experience:

  • He was an officer and board member of Gradiente for several years, a Company hefounded, and has been involved in several other boards, such as Alcoa Brasil, Telemig and Telenorte Celular, Varig – where for five years he chaired the troubled airline's finance committee – and of Grupo Villares. 

  • Chairman of the board and CEO of Parmalat Brasil S.A, from 2003 to 2006 

  • Board member at EZTEC SA, since 2010, a major Brazilian developer and builder

  • CEO at LBR Lacteos do Brasil SA through 2017

  • CEO at Brazil Railways, a railroad holding company that controlled Portofer, Ferroban, Novoeste e Ferronorte for almost four years. 

  • CEO at Gevisa, manufacturer of locomotives and large electric motors controlled by GE;

  • CEO at IVIX Sistemas Abertos, joint venture between Villares and IBM;

  • CFO, also responsible for strategy, for the Villares group.

  • Highlights:

  • Interim management and financial restructuring of LBR Lácteos Brasil S.A. (2013 to 2017);

  • Restructuring and sell of Parmalat Brasil S.A., the first successful case of judicial recuperation under the new regulation in Brazil (2004-2005);

  • Debt restructuring of Brazil Railways and construction of 500Km of railway. Raised the share of Railways total soy exports from zero to 25% after he established partnerships for the construction of new grain and fuel terminals in Santos and Mato Grosso (2000 to 2002);

  • Divestment of shares held by Vale on railways (2001); 

  • Sale of Gradiente’s mobile phone production unit to NOKIA (1999);

  • Sale of Granja Rezende Food to Sadia (1999);

  • Sale of Varig operations to GE (1998)


  • Nelson is a member of IBGC (Instituto Brasileiro de Governança Corporativa) and of IBR (Brazilian Corporate Restructuring Institute).

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Pedro Guizzo
  • Founding Partner of IVIX Value Creation;

  • Lecturer of Turnaround Management at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil;

  • Former head of M&A at Integra Associados;


  • Member of the Board of Directors of Carol Sodru S.A.;

  • Investment Associate of the Private Equity Artesia Capital Management, where he executed several M&A and capital market transactions for many of the portfolio companies;

  • Financial Analyst in the M&A and financial advisory firm Vergent Partners, a member of Global M&A. At Vergent, Mr. Guizzo advised national and multi-national companies such as Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Vale do Rio Doce, Arch Chemicals and Chevron.


  • Debt restructuring of Grupo Scalina (2015);

  • Creation of a JV between HP and a Brazilian computers company (2013);

  • Debt restructuring for Megaware under court protection - Recuperação Judicial (2013);

  • Negotiation of a Joint Venture between Carol Cooperative and the European soybean operator Sodrugestvo (2011);

  • Development of the internationalization plan for Metalfrio Solutions that has become one of the ten most internationalized Brazilian companies in 2008;

  • Served in Metalfrio’s IPO and as Investor Relations since then, as well as multiple M&A transactions in Mexico, USA, Denmark, Russia, Turkey, India and Siri Lanka (between 2007 and 2009);

  • Advised Gol Airlines during its critical period of rapid growth between 2004 and 2006.

Other Qualifications:

  • Holds a Master of Business Administration from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge – UK;

  • Certified as Project Management Professional by Project Management Institute – USA;

  • Is a Chartered Financial Analyst by CFA Institute – USA; 

  • Holds a B.A. in Business Administration from EAESP-FGV – Brazil.

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Alexandre Ruelas
  • Senior Partner of IVIX Value Creation since 2013;

  • CFO at LBR Lácteos do Brasil;




  • CEO at Cooperativa Carol;

  • Controller at Banco Ribeirão Preto S.A.;

  • CFO at Santal Equipamentos S.A. (agricultural machinery and implements);

  • Finance manager and controller at Supermercado Gimenes S.A.;

  • Finance manager and controller at Parque Hopi Hari S.A.; 

  • Finance manager and controller at Cardinali S.A. (industrial segment PVC pipes); 

  • Credit manager at ABC Supermercados S.A.


  • He built his career in accounting and finance, with significant experience in cost reduction,turnaround and strategic planning, in small and medium-sized companies, in different sectors like agribusiness, retail, manufacture, entertainment and banking;

  • Conducted several M&A and capital markets transactions for companies such as ABC Supermarket, Cardinali PVC Pipes and agricultural implements Santal;

  • Extensive experience in ERP and BI implementation.

Other Qualifications:

  • Holds a finance degree from UNICEP – Brazil;

  • Has a B.S. in Accounting from Catholic University of Petrópolis – Brazil.


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Alberto Tepedino
  • Senior Partner of IVIX Value Creation;

  • Ex-CFO of Levorin.




  • COO at Módulo Security Solutions S/A (2014 – 2015);

  • Financial and Administrative Officer at Delta Construções S/A (2013 – 2014);

  • Financial and Administrative Officer at Laep Investments Ltd (2010 2012);

  • Financial and Administrative Officer at Group Infinity Bio-Energy (2006 – 2010);

  • Financial and Administrative Officer at Parmalat Brasil S/A (2004 – 2006);

  • Investor Relations, Financial and Administrative Officer at Ferronorte S/A Ferrovias Norte Brasil, Ferrovia Novoeste SA, Ferrovia Bandeirantes SA (1997 – 2003);

  • President of Instituto de Pesos e Medidas do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – (1997);

  • Financial and Administrative Officer at Cia de Desenvolvimento Industrial do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1996 – 1997);

  • Financial Officer at Banco Divisa S.A. (1993 – 1994);

  • Financial and Administrative Officer at Libra de Navegação Group (1989 –  1992);

  • Financial and Administrative Officer and Superintendent at Veplan (1982 – 1989);

  • Brazilian Division Assistant at European Brazilian Bank. – London (1980 –  1981).

Other Qualifications:

Tepedino has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and post-graduations in Administrative and Economic Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Also has post-graduation in Finance from Polytechnic of South Bank – London. Besides that, Tepedino also concluded several specialization courses encompassing Controllership (IAG-PUC/RJ), Total Quality Advanced Management (FGV-SP) and Excellence in Business Administration (FGV-SP).

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