Bernerd Da Santos serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer for the AES Corporation. He is responsible for AES’ global operations including more than 35,000 MW and eight utilities serving tens of millions of people. Most recently, he served as chief financial office for AES’ Global Finance Operations. Da Santos was previously CFO for the Utilities group and for the Latin America and Africa group. He joined AES through its acquisition of La Electricidad de Caracas (EDC) where he held several leadership positions. Da Santos is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Universidad José Maria Vargas with bachelor’s degrees in business administration and public administration, business management and finance, and an MBA. He also completed the Advanced Program at Instituto de Estudios Superiores y de Administración (IESA) in Caracas. Da Santos is a member of the Boards of AES Brasiliana, AES Tietê, AES Eletropaulo, AES Gener, and Indianapolis Power and Light. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of privately held AES companies.