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Meet the Team: Luiz Pinho, Snr. Marine Consultant & Manager

Across LOC, Longitude, Innosea and JLA, our teams are united by a shared commitment to support clients globally with practical and pragmatic solutions, de-risking operations across energy and oceans, and driving energy transition in shipping, renewables and oil and gas markets. You know our teams, but do you know our people?

This week we talk to Luiz Pinho – business development manager and snr marine consultant for LOC in Brazil.

Luiz is based in São Paulo, and has a focus on developping LOC relationships in oil & gas, renewables and maritime in the wider Brazilian market.

What do you do at LOC?

I joined LOC Brazil with the objective of building our local business and making new connections in São Paulo in 2018.

I was also in charge of looking at the expansion into new products and at opportunities to transfer our skillset into new markets, taking into consideration fluctuations in the oil & gas industry at that time. As a result, we had the opportunity to perform interesting consulting work for two PSV operators – the first to monitor crew onboard during vessel operations, including to witness the use and operation of dynamic positioning (DP) systems. The second one was a supply chain risk analysis and due diligence, for the assessment of business risk.

Today I also have a broader role in supporting our business development. Next step is to increase our presence in the wider South American market as the newly merged ABL group.

When possible, I also often attend on site, to perform inspections and surveys in the São Paulo area.

What excites you the most about our industry?

The perspectives of growth in the oil & gas industry in Brazil are very interesting for the next 5 years at least. I am also becoming more involved with renewables and we expect this market to have a more significant role in the future in our region.

We have a technically solid team and I am very confident in expanding our complex services into new areas and for new activities, based on our team’s expertise and commitment.

What made you join LOC?

My long-term acquaintance with Wagner Rodrigues, our General Manager at LOC Brazil, was key. However, I also saw that there was possibility for me to apply my long-term experience in previous roles to help create new opportunities for our growing and vibrant organisation in Brazil and the wider South American market.

Within LOC I have the opportunity to develop in many different ways, to listen and understand our clients’ needs, and to translate them into a value-added service, that will be impeccably delivered afterwards by our surveyors, engineers and consultants.

What do you do when you are not working?

Obviously, I am a huge fan of football and am a passionate supporter of my team, Flamengo FC.

I also enjoy the outdoors, especially long walks in parks, protected forests or beaches along side the Brazilian coast whenever I have a chance.

Photo of Luiz walking in his spare time.