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Excelerate Energy Announces New General Manager for Brazil

September 12, 2022

Alexandre Cerqueira brings more than 30 years of experience in energy and finance

Excelerate Energy, Inc. (“Excelerate” or “Company”), the market leader in flexible and innovative liquefied natural gas (LNG) solutions, is pleased to announce the hiring of Alexandre Cerqueira as General Manager for Brazil. Cerqueira joins the Excelerate team to lead its growing business and strengthen the company’s commitment to deliver flexible, reliable, and secure energy to Brazil.

Cerqueira comes to Excelerate with more than 30 years of experience in energy and corporate banking, having worked in business development, finance management, and corporate governance roles at BankBoston, Citibank, and Shell. He has also served as chairman of the Executive Committee for Natural Gas of the Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Institute –(IBP), and as Executive Director and Board Member of Comgás, Transportadora Brasileira Gasoducto Bolívia-Brasil (TBG), and Gás Transboliviano (GTB).

A graduate in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from PUC-Rio, Cerqueira also holds an MBA in Energy Economics from the Universidade Federal Rio de Janeiro. He has completed courses on leadership and financial management at Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, and Amsterdam Institute of Finance in the Netherlands.

Gabriela Aguilar, Excelerate’s Vice President for Latin America said: “I am delighted to welcome Alexandre Cerqueira on board for this new challenge in his career. Excelerate Energy was the first private company to sell regasified natural gas in Brazil, where it has been operating since 2012. Over the years, the company has expanded its presence and now it has identified the need for strong leadership, focused exclusively on the strategic execution of our corporate goals in Brazil.”

About Excelerate Energy:

Excelerate Energy, Inc. is a US-based LNG company located in The Woodlands, Texas. Founded in 2003 by George B. Kaiser, Excelerate is changing the way the world accesses cleaner forms of energy by providing integrated services along the LNG value chain with an objective of delivering rapid-to-market and reliable LNG solutions to customers. Excelerate offers a full range of flexible regasification services from FSRU to infrastructure development to LNG supply. Excelerate has offices in Abu Dhabi, Antwerp, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chattogram, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit