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Managing Partners


Paulo Bello

Since completing his studies in Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo in 1990, Paulo has been working in the financial and commodities sector (Agriculture, Softs, Energy and Carbon) including Cargill, Intersnack and BHP Billiton, after which he founded 33 Investments. Paulo is involved across all group companies and investments as an operating partner and advisor.

Walle Oppedijk van Veen

Since completing his studies at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 2001, Walle has been working in the energy and carbon sector. After working at Accenture and BHP Billiton, he co-founded 33 Asset Management in 2008.
There he continues to be involved in project development, private equity transactions and carbon. In 2011 he co-founded 33 Forest Capital and in 2013 led the creation of Forest Effect.

Ivana Cepon

Ivana graduated in chemical engineering at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina, has 11 years of experience in the development of projects on climate change mitigation. She has extensive experience in CDM and VCS processes as well as in validation, verification and registration processes. She has developed a series of projects on greenhouse gas emission reduction in several countries in Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. Ivana was the general director of the first VCS-registered REDD Project in the Brazilian Amazon. 

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