Chemical Engineer by UFBA with Master Degrees in Energy from USP and Environmental Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausane. Received the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year award – Brazil 2001-2002.  Published dozens of articles about energy and natural gas and has been conducting presentations in conferences around all over Brazil and abroad, such as Gastech, World Gas Conference, World Petroleum Conference, Rio Oil & Gas, Middle East Forum, Petrotech, etc. Ieda is a member of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce for Great Britain, in London, director of the Energy Division for the Department of Infrastructure of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo and member of the Board of Bureau Veritas (France) and InterEnergy Holdings (IEH). Ieda is also Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, member of the LNG-18 Program Committee, Vice-Chair of the Study Group Small LNG for the International Gas Union and the Steering Committee of Gastech Young Engineers. Ieda has 32 years of international experience developing projects and natural gas and energy market studies, joint ventures and natural gas, LNG and solar energy contract negotiations. She held leadership positions for over 13 years at BP plc, in London and Brazil, exercised roles as Vice-President of New Ventures, President BP Brazil, VP Latin America Gas and VP Market Development BP Solar.  Before BP, Ieda was the President of Comgas in São Paulo, from 1995 to 1998, leading the privatization and corporate restructuring process of the largest gas distribution company in Brazil.