Advisors and Collaborators



Chef and Activist

Bela Gil is chef and owner of the Camélia Òdòdó restaurant. She has a master's degree in Gastronomic Sciences from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy (Unisg), with an emphasis on the global food system. Acts as an activist for the relationship between sustainability and food. At Mazô Maná, he plays the role of advisor, working from the first business and product ideas on issues involving the generation of food sovereignty for Amazon communities.


Archaeologist and Researcher

Eduardo Góes Neves is an archaeologist and one of the main experts in the Amazon region. He is a full professor at the University of São Paulo (USP), an institution where he also directs the Museum of Archeology and Ethnology (MAE). At Mazô Maná, he plays the role of advisor, working from the ideation of the business model on issues involving the relationship between the forest and its people.


Chef and CEO of the ATA institute

Alex Atala is chef and owner of the restaurants DOM, Dalva e Dito and Bio - Comer Saudável. He is also the founder of the ATÁ Institute, the first Brazilian entity dedicated exclusively to the relationship between man and food, and of FRU.TO , a mobilization platform to discuss food, the problems, challenges and solutions of our time. At Mazô Maná, he plays the role of advisor, working on product evaluations and developing the impact business model.


Entrepreneur and Consultant

An architect and designer by training, he is the founder and CEO of Amázzoni Gin, a 100% Brazilian gin distillery awarded with the World Gin Awards as the Best Craft Producer in the World. He is also an investor and advisor to consumer goods and technology companies. At Mazô Maná, he is an advisor on issues related to the operation.


Marketing and Technology Executive

Investor and advisor to several technology companies. Previously, he accumulated more than 20 years of experience as an executive, during which time he held positions such as sales director and CMO at Google in Latin America. Throughout his career, he worked in several countries, such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and Brazil. At Mazô Maná he is an advisor on issues related to marketing and market access.