Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Jerson Kelman

CEO, Light; Partner, BR Investimentos


Jerson Kelman is CEO of Light S/A, which supplies energy to more than 31 municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a Partner at BR Investimentos. Kelman has worked as a consultant for many institutions, including the World Bank. In 2009 he was a resident scholar at the Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation. Kelman has served on the board of the Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands and on three Brazilian national councils related to energy, the environment and water resources. Previously Kelman was general director of the Electric Power Regulatory Agency; president of the Water Regulatory Agency; senior researcher at the Brazilian Electric Energy Research Center; and a professor of water resources. He has published over 100 technical papers, edited several journals and authored two books: Floods and Hydropower Plants and The Regulator Challenges. Kelman holds an M.Sc. in hydraulics and a Ph.D. in hydrology and water resources.


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