The Team

Experience, ability to analyze and focus on results
define the professionals of FLAG Public Affairs

Luiz Antonio Flecha de Lima

Has worked in Government Relations for 20 years, building solid experience in advising national and global clients. He develops strategies and actions to support companies and institutions in their relationship with the public sector, with proven results. He was founder and director of Flecha de Lima Associados and president of CDN Relações Institucionais. He holds a Business degree from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP). Luiz Antonio is a founding partner of FLAG Public Affairs.


Andrew Greenlees

Holds a Journalism degree from the University of São Paulo. He has a recognized career in corporate Communication and Public Affairs, and worked at the House of Representatives and the Secretariat for Economic Development of the State of São Paulo. He was political editor and Washington DC correspondent for Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, and later vice-president at CDN Relações Institucionais and member of the Board at the Brazilian Association of Communication Agencies. Greenlees was a juror for Public Relations at Cannes Festival. He is a founding partner of FLAG Public Affairs.


Ellen Sampaio

A post-graduate in Business Administration, she held positions in several federal agencies, such as the National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI), the Ministry of Education and Caixa Econômica Federal (federal bank). Ellen was on the technical staff of the Senate and took part in international negotiations about intellectual property and commerce. She is an associate-director of FLAG Public Affairs in Brasília.


Carlos Muanis

Is an associate-director at FLAG Public Affairs and worked as special counsel to the state and municipal governments of São Paulo. He also worked in the office of vice-governor Almino Affonso and at the House of Representatives. He was executive-secretary for the National Association of Newspapers. Muanis is experienced in counseling Brazilian and international companies in Public Affairs. A sociologist, he holds a degree from the School of Sociology and Politics of São Paulo.


Maria Helena de Paranaguá Piquet Carneiro

Is a lawyer with a 25-year experience in legislative consulting and representation of business associations in Brasília. She was a manager for legislative affairs at Firjan, the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro, a counsel to the president at IBGE, the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics and to the International Section at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Maria Helena is an associate-director of FLAG Public Affairs´ office in Brasília.


Marcelo Fiuza

Is FLAG Public Affairs´ manager in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, where he develops relationship programs with the local public sector. He holds degrees in Journalism and Advertising from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and worked for regional media and poling institutes.


Carlos Cristo

Is a consultant for FLAG Public Affairs. He was chief of staff at the Secretariat for Innovation of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Commerce and headed the Support Program for Internationalization of Small and Medium Businesses. He also worked at the Ministry of Administration. Cristo holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo and a post-graduate from the University of Louvain, Belgium. He is a visiting professor at the National School of Public Administration.


Global Vision: FLAG Public Affairs develops specific programs for global clients who are already active in Brazil or who intend to invest in the country.
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