José Mauro Ferreira Coelho holds a degree in Industrial Chemistry, a Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME) and a PhD in Energy Planning from the Energy Planning Program (PPE) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
Career employee at Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE) since 2007, where he held the positions of Deputy Superintendent of Petroleum, Deputy Superintendent of Natural Gas and Biofuels, Advisor to the Directorate of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Studies (DPG) and Director of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Studies.
He has more than twenty-five years of professional experience, working in the oil, natural gas and biofuels sectors. He has also worked for several years in the undergraduate and graduate teaching area, with three books published and more than thirty scientific papers presented or published in journals or annals of national and international congresses.
He received the Correia Lima Award Medal awarded by the Brazilian Army, a Motion of Congratulations and Praise of the City Hall of Rio de Janeiro, the RENOVABIO Award: National Biofuels Plan granted by DATAGRO and the Tiradentes Medal granted by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ). In 2017 and 2018 it was elected one of the 100 most influential people in Energy by the Media Group.
He is currently the Secretary of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil.