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Job title
Chief Strategy Officer (a.i)

Luiz Gabriel
Last name
Todt de Azevedo


Luiz Gabriel Todt de Azevedo (Gabriel Azevedo) is the Chief Strategy Officer (a.i) of IDB Invest. During his 35+ year career in international development, the private sector, academia, and civil society, he has developed a unique perspective on strategic leadership, political economy, partnerships, and collective action. He has held various leadership positions, including seven years as Managing Director of the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Division at IDB Invest. He has worked in development projects in more than forty-five countries, focusing on areas such as energy, water supply and sanitation, natural resource management, agribusiness, social innovation, and environmental management. He has worked in renowned institutions such as the World Bank, the World Wildlife Fund for Conservation (WWF), and Construtora Norberto Odebrecht.

Gabriel served as Board Member and Member of the Financing and Audit Committee of the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO). He was Vice Presidente and President of Brazilian Water Resources Association (ABRHidro) and seats on its Consultative Board. He is also an observer to the Board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA). He has received numerous awards in recognition of his professional achievements. Additionally, he has published numerous articles, short papers, blogs, and book chapters in his field of expertise.

Gabriel is a civil engineering from the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil and holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering - Hydrology and Water Resources Management from Colorado State University.