Carlos Stenders


Extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry, energy and steel markets, including technical management, business analysis, joint ventures/acquisitions. Experience and deep knowledge of working methods of Chinese, European and American companies. He is currently the CEO of FUTURE ATP.

In a country of continental dimensions and such a diverse society the great challenge will be to create something that aggregates people and creates values that can transcend the builder.

Carlos Stenders, CEO FUTURE ATP

Carlos Ricardo Stenders is graduated in economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.


With an extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry, energy and steel markets, including technical management, business analysis, joint ventures and acquisitions. Experience and sound knowledge of working methods of Chinese, European and American companies.


Familiar with large projects / business plans for large capital investments, including financial services, licenses, offers and legal requirements of development banks. Consolidated interaction with Brazilian government authorities in the Ministries of Mines and Energy and Environment, Petrobras, ANP (National Petroleum Agency), ANEEL (National Electrical Energy Agency), BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank).


Business Development Consultant for the Wison Engineering Group - Shanghai in South America - from 2018 to 2019. Wison is a Chinese group focused on modularization of process units, with three core businesses, which include engineering services and process module construction for the chemical, petrochemical and refining industries, including maritime and offshore engineering modules.


Senior Director of Sinopec Brazil Petroleum, from 2004 to 2018, with direct participation in all major projects and investments. Sinopec is a Chinese governmental company, which operates mainly with Petrobras in Brazil. Key projects were:


  • Construction and Interconnection of the Southeast / Northeast Brazil gas pipeline networks, a 1 387km pipeline system that connects the Southeast gas system to the Northeast gas system.


  • Exploration and Production: Repsol / Sinopec EPP and Galp Energy - Repsol Sinopec Brasil started with a capital increase in 2010, in which Sinopec contributed more than $7.1 billion to Repsol Brasil. The transaction gave rise to a company that today has a market value of about $17.8 billion. Sinopec also purchased 20% of Galp's offshore oil assets in Brazil.


  • UFN III Fertilizer Plant - Petrobras / Sinopec: the ammonia and urea production unit in Três Lagoas. The plant is Petrobras' biggest nitrogen fertilizer project. It will be connected to Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline's natural gas.


  • Renewable Energy at Sinopec: economic feasibility study of a joint venture with Queiroz Galvão Energia Renováveis in its Wind Complex in Ceará - Brazil. Performance in the supply of wind farms, turbines, including project authorizations and permits from the Brazilian government and energy auctions.


  • LNG Regasification Terminal in Bahia, with capacity to regasify 14 million cubic meters per day, guaranteeing the injection of natural gas in the north-eastern states of Brazil, an investment of R$706 million.


Executive Officer at TSL Engenharia Ambiental from 2000 to 2004. Business development plan for an oily wastewater treatment plant for both on-shore and off-shore oil facilities with the flotation system using dissolved air or gas. Development and negotiation with innovative gas plasma operation of Tetra Pack - Sweden for global recycling of tetra-brik packages successfully completed.


Managing Director of the São Paulo office in Brazil for VDM Metals Brazil from 1995 to 1999, at the beginning of activities. VDM Group produces a wide range of nickel, titanium, zirconium, titanium alloys and cobalt-based alloys and a portfolio of special high-performance stainless-steel materials. These materials are used in highly corrosive environments - in chemical processing plants, in the oil and gas industry and in the power, automotive and aerospace sectors.