Vice President Technical,

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Marcio Szechtman is the Technical Council Chair of CIGRE, a position he has had since 2018. He has also worked on the CIGRE Study Committee B4 – HVDC and Power Electronics from 2002 to 2008.

Until April 2019, Marcio was the Director General of CEPEL, the Brazilian National Power Research Institute.

Throughout his career he has worked as an advisor, spanning at least 15 countries, committed to assisting utilities, regulators, system operators and investing in technical and business activities. This was mainly focused in the area of Transmission Systems, comprising both AC and HVDC.

Marcio has received many awards in his career starting with the Uno Lamm HVDC IEEE/PES Award in 2009. In 2014 he was given the CIGRE Medal, followed in 2018 by the Life Fellow distinction from IEEE.

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