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Emergent Cold Latin America Announces Senior Hires

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SÃO PAULO – Emergent Cold Latin America (Emergent LatAm), Latin America’s newest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider, announced three senior hires to support the company’s continued growth and drive superior customer service.

Pedro Moreira, Chief Financial Officer. Pedro has held a number of CFO roles across several logistics and technology-based companies and most recently was Partner and CFO at Gulf Capital Partners, a Brazil-based investment company. He is based in São Paulo and reports to Neal Rider, CEO of Emergent LatAm.

“I am excited to welcome Pedro to Emergent Cold Latin America where we expect him to make an immediate positive impact. I am particularly impressed with Pedro’s ability to lead the financial function in a complex, industry-leading business, and look forward to him using that skill set for the benefit of our customers,” said Rider.

Evandro Calanca , Managing Director, Brazil. Evandro is an experienced industry executive who previously served as CEO of Comfrio, the largest cold storage group in Brazil. He will lead Emergent LatAm’s operations and investment opportunities in Brazil. Evandro is based in São Paulo and also reports to Palfenier.

Rafael Rocha, Vice President, Central America. Rafa oversees the company’s operations and investment opportunities in Central America and the Caribbean. He previously was Managing Director of Panama-based Galores Group, which Emergent LatAm acquired in August 2021. Rafa is based in Panama City and reports to David Palfenier, President of Emergent LatAm.

“Evandro is a senior cold storage executive who has already demonstrated the ability to integrate acquisitions and grow multiple business units, both organically and with new developments, in the largest and most complex market in Latin America. Rafael is a pioneer who built the premier cold store in all of Central America, the clear leader not only in Panama but in all of Central America from scratch. We are honored to have them join us, and look forward to their leadership in building Emergent Cold’s presence in Brazil and across Central America,” said Palfenier.


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