Gil Maranhão Neto has been working in the Brazilian electricity sector since 1994, and for ENGIE since 1996, where he is currently responsible for communications and corporate social responsibility in Brazil.
ENGIE controls over 10,000 MW of installed capacity in Brazil, mainly hydro, what makes the company the largest private electricity producer of the country, with around 7 per cent of the installed capacity. ENGIE has built a reputation of allying professionalism, profitability and social responsibility in implementing and operating big hydro power plants in the country.
Gil has actively participated in the development and implementation of numerous hydropower plants, including Serra da Mesa (1,275 MW), Itá (1,450 MW), Machadinho (1,140 MW), Cana Brava (450 MW), São Salvador (243 MW), Estreito (1,087 MW) and Jirau (3,750 MW). He was elected as an IHA board member in October 2009, and subsequently elected vice president in 2013.