Abel Rochinha joined Enel Group in April 2004 as Enel Distribuição Rio’s CFO. In June 2006 he was appointed as CFO for Enel Brasil and in May 2007 as CEO for Enel Distribuição Ceará. In April 2013 he became responsible for distribution assets in Brazil and since October 2014 he has been Enel Brasil’s Head of Infrastructure and Network.
Abel has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and started his career in 1986 as a consultant at Andersen Consulting. He then worked as Production Manager at White Martins from 1987 to 1990, and later held several positions at Lojas Americanas, including Controller and Vice President for Finance, where he stayed until 1996.
He also worked at GP Investments, as CFO for ALL (railways) and for MCOMCAST (telecommunications) and as a consultant for the acquisition of new businesses. From 1999 to 2002 he was Financial Vice-President and CFO at Vesper. From 2003 to April 2004 he acted as CFO for the Brazilian American Auto Group, where he participated in the group’s operational, financial and tax restructuring.