• Iro Schünke

    Iro Schünke


    Born in Candelária (RS), the president of SindiTabaco graduated in Agronomic Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM/RS). His professional trajectory started at Emater, in 1975. With more than 40 years of experience in the segment of tobacco, he worked for Fumossul Ltda., in Venâncio Aires and, in 1980, he joined Meridional de Tabacos, where he served as agronomic engineer, Production Manager and, from 2000 onward, as Production Director. The merger of Meridional de Tabacos and Dimon gave rise to Alliance One, where he served as Production Superintendent, in 2005. During this period, he traveled to several tobacco producing countries. For more than a decade, he occupied the position as Vice-President of Production at Sindifumo, now known as SindiTabaco, where he has been serving as president since 2006. Since 2008 he has been a member of the FIERGS – Rio Grande do Sul Industry Federation. In 2015, he equally took over the presidency of the Growing-Up Right Institute.

  • Edenir Gassen

    Edenir Gassen

    Secretariat Vice-president

    Born in Santa Cruz do Sul (RS), graduated with a degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), with an MBA in Corporate Finance from the FGV/RJ and Business Management from Foundation Dom Cabral/MG. He started his financial career at Souza Cruz Ltda. in 1988, working in several operations and on special projects of the company in Brazil. At the moment, he is responsible for the Financial and Accounting Department at Souza Cruz in Brazil.

  • Daniel de Moura Barbosa

    Daniel de Moura Barbosa

    Vice-President for Finance

    Born in São Lourenco do Sul (RS), graduated with a degree in Accounting Sciences from the Catholic University of Pelotas (RS) and an MBA in Finance Management and Controllership (FGV/RS), he started his financial career at the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu auditing company, where he had his first contact with the tobacco sector. He worked for Tribac Tabacos do Brasil Ltda. At the moment, he is the finance director at JTI Processadora de Tabacos (subsidiary of JTI S.A.).

  • Valmor Thesing

    Valmor Thesing

    Vice-President of Human Resources

    Born in Santa Cruz do Sul (RS), graduated in Economy from the UNISC, and Technical Accountant. He started his career in the tobacco sector at Tabacos Brasileiros, now Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda. In his 35 years of experience in the sector, he worked in the areas of Accounting, Supplies and Logistics, Human Resources and, at the moment, he occupies the position of Administrative Director. He is also a counselor at FIERGS CONCEX, and SESI in Santa Cruz do Sul.

  • Roberto Naue

    Roberto Naue

    Vice-President of Fiscal Affairs

    Born in Itapiranga (SC), graduated with a degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), postgraduate in Controllership (UNISC/UFRGS), with an MBA in Capital Markets (FGV/RS) and an MBA in Agribusiness (ESALQ/USP). He started in the tobacco business in 1997 and has already worked for the following companies: CTA-Continental Tobaccos Alliance S.A., Alliance One Brasil Exportadora de Tabacos Ltda. and now he is the Controller at China Brasil Tabacos Exportadora S.A.

  • Carlos Roberto Vieira Palma

    Carlos Roberto Vieira Palma

    Vice-President of Tobacco Production and Quality

    Born in São Joaquim (SC), graduated with a degree in Agronomy from the State University of Santa Catarina (UDESC), with a specialization degree in Marketing (ESPM/RS) and an MBA from Foundation Dom Cabral/MG. He started his career at Souza Cruz in 2001, and worked in the agricultural production areas, agricultural research, corporate affairs and now occupies the position as agricultural sustainability global manager at British American Tobacco. In the past, Carlos worked for Bayer Crop Science in South Brazil, as technical specialist on tobacco farming.

  • Guatimozin Santos de Oliveira Filho

    Guatimozin Santos de Oliveira Filho

    Vice-president for Environmental Administration and Social Responsibility

    Born in Curitiba (PR), Guatimozin Santos is Philip Morris Brasil Institutional Relations Manager. Social scientist with a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), and more than 10 year’s experience in Government and Institutional affairs. He built his career equally dealing with Public and Sustainability matters in multinational companies and class entities. At the moment, besides institutional affairs, he is responsible for PMB’s Sustainability management, focused on the engagement of the stakeholders and generation of social impact.