Ericson de Paula Joins ICF International
Energy and Sustainable Development Expert to Manage Brazilian Operations
Fairfax, Virginia, September 23, 2008 -
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) announced today that Ericson de Paula has joined the firm as vice president in charge of managing its ICF Consultoria do Brasil Limitada office, the firm’s wholly owned subsidiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. De Paula has more than 35 years experience working on energy issues, with half of that tenure spent working for utilities. At ICF, he will lead Latin American operations and drive business strategy, while continuing to directly provide consulting services.
"Ericson’s front-line experience and deep understanding of the region will enhance service delivery to provide our clients with more comprehensive solutions in energy, climate change, and environmental protection,” said Sudhakar Kesavan, ICF International Chairman and CEO. “ICF is committed to growing our business in Brazil and across Latin America.”
In his new position, Dr. De Paula will work to expand ICF’s service offerings in energy throughout Latin America, in addition to the environmental and climate change consulting ICF has been providing to its Brazilian clients for nearly five years. Prior to joining ICF, he operated his own energy consulting firm in Brazil. Dr. De Paula has a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Energy from Universidade de São Paulo. He has written books on energy and sustainable development including, “A View of Energy Integration for Latin America” and “Energia Y Desarrollo Para America Del Sur.” Dr. De Paula is also an active speaker, and has recently spoken at several Energy International Congresses around the world.
“I joined ICF because of ICF’s range and depth of services in the energy and environment consulting fields. ICF’s global capabilities are unmatched and I look forward to helping the firm grow in this region by combining ICF’s proprietary energy modeling tools with my extensive client network,” said Ericson de Paula, ICF vice president.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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