Executive Board of Directors
The Executive Board of Directors RNP is composed of the general director Nelson Simões and four executive directors. See each of them:
Nelson Simões works as general director of RNP since 2002. He was a member of the Internet Managing Committee in Brazil, elected as a representative of the scientific and technological community between 2002 and 2010, and works in this position also at Cinemateca Brasileira and other organizations. He was director of the Latin American Advanced Network Cooperation (CLARA) from 2003 to 2014, the international organization responsible for the regional Latin American research network. He is a computer engineer by PUC-Rio and has a master´s degree in Communication Policies by Universidade de Brasília (UnB).
Engineering and Operations Director
Eduardo Grizendi is Engineering and Operations Director of RNP and professor at the National Telecommunications Institute (Inatel) in the area of Innovation and Business. He has worked for companies and institutions in the telecommunications and innovation area, including CPqD and Inova Unicamp Agency. He is an electronic engineer by the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), has a master's degree in Telecommunications by Inatel and MBA by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). He is the author of a manual for Brazilian ICT companies, promoted by Softex and published by Editora Publit, Rio de Janeiro.
Services and Solutions Director
José Luiz Ribeiro Filho
José Luiz Ribeiro Filho is responsible for leading several projects, such as Redecomep (Metropolitan Community Networks for Education and Research) and Rute (Telemedicine University Network). He was also a member of the Brazilian Internet Management Committee (CGI.br) between 1998-2000 and 2011-2014, having represented the country and RNP in different international forums and entities, such as the Internet Society (ISOC), Internet 2, ICANN, LACNIC, among others. He holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science by the University of London, a master's degree in computer science by COPPE Sistemas and he is electronic engineer by UFRJ. He participated and led several projects in the areas of computer architecture and electronic networks at NCE / UFRJ in the 80's.
Research and Development Director
Iara Machado holds a degree in Physics by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a master's degree in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems by Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). She has MBA in Entrepreneurship by the Institute of Economics/UFRJ. She worked at Embratel in the Network Management Systems area. At RNP, her activities involve collaboration with the research community in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems, in the development of Networks and Advanced Applications.