Gijs Lindeman – Business development & sales
Gijs’ main responsibility is to offer our import & export services and maintain relationships with our clients outside Brazil. Our focus is on small and medium-sized companies that often don´t have the experience and capital base required to open new markets. After years of working in the financial industry as a trader, Gijs moved to Brazil in 2012. Impressed by the diversity and the quality of products and ingredients that Brazil has to offer, the idea was born. In 2015 he decided with Icaro to launch Targenta Importação e Exportação de Produtos e Bebidas Ltda. Almazonia is part of Targenta and focuses on products from the Amazon basin like açaí and other superfruits. With local partnerships in Belém, at the mouth of the Amazon river, we are close to our suppliers and partners and therefor able to offer to our clients great products and ingredients against fair prices. Gijs graduated in economics at the University of Groningen in 1997 and worked in the Netherlands at Price Waterhouse and the investment bank MeesPierson. He then moved to London to work for MAKO Global Derivatives as a derivatives trader.
Icaro Luna – Operations
Icaro´s main responsibility is to maintain within Brazil relationships with our clients, suppliers and business partners. Brazil is a complicated country to do business that involves many operational and legal risks. Icaro quantifies and manages all of those risks in constant communication and consultation with our clients. He also oversees all the documentation and operational processes required for any import or export operation in Brazil. Icaro graduated at the University of Campinas in Brazil (PUC) in 2008 with a specialization in economics. Previously he worked at Anbev, Siemens and Alstom where he was mainly involved in tax administration, currency hedging, export management, project control and negotiations with clients and business partners. Icaro also concluded his MBA in Financial Management, Accounting and Auditing at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Larissa Couto – Assistent import & export
Larissa joined Targenta at the end of 2017 to give support to our growing import & export operations. She studied comércio exterior at the University of Taubaté (UNITAU) in the state of São Paulo. Besides handling all import & export documentation she helps finding the right suppliers for our clients and handles the compliance with customs rules and regulations in Brazil. Before joining Targenta, Larissa did an internship at LG dealing with documentation, invoices and cost control.