Mr Azevedo joined Avanco as a Non-Executive Director in December 2012, though he has been involved with the company since inception. He subsequently become an Executive Director with responsibility for Brazilian legal, licensing and regulatory matters.
Mr Azevedo is recognised as one of the best lawyers in the Brazilian resource sector. He has a broad 35 years of experience across a range of companies and commodities, enhanced by the fact that he is also a qualified and experienced geologist. He has held senior positions at Western Mining, Barrick and Harsco, and presently runs a successful legal and accounting practice called FFA which provides specialist legal and technical support to resource companies operating in Brazil.
Mr Azevedo has a BSc in Geology from the University of Rio de Janeiro, and LL.B from the University of Candido Mendes and LL.M from the Pontifical Catholic University Rio de Janeiro. He is a Brazilian national and resident and speaks English.