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Miya™ team comprises some of the world's most renowned experts, including prominent members of the IWA Water Loss Specialist Group. We specialize in tailoring the most effective solutions for some of the world's complex challenges of water efficiency.
Gesner Oliveira
Senior Consultant

Industry Leadership

Gesner Oliveira has experience in the private and public sectors and in business and academia. He leads a group of talented economists, lawyers and engineers at GO Associados with focus on infrastructure, competition, foreign trade, and environmental issues.
His previous positions include being CEO of Sabesp - Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo (2007-10), one of the largest water companies in the world; visiting scholar at Columbia University (2006); President of CADE, the federal antitrust authority (1996-2000); Deputy Secretary for Economic Policy (1993-95), Secretary for Economic Monitoring (1995).


Experience in the Water Industry

Vast experience in the water industry


Areas of Specialization

Mr. Gesner served in many of Brazil's public sector positions, and as President of São Paulo's water utility Sabesp (2007-2010), the largest in Latin America, he led innovative water efficiency projects that improved water services to its 26 million customers. 



Gesner is a doctor in economics from University of California , Berkeley , Master in Economics from the Economics Institute ofUnicamp and a BA in Economics from Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of São Paulo . During his graduation, he was president of the Academic Center Visconde of Cairú .




In 1998 he was recognized with the award "Amigo da Infraestrutura" (Infrastructure´s Friend), from Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries (ABDIB - in portuguese).
In 2009 he was recognized with the award "Prêmio Ambiental do Ano" (Environmental Award of the year), from National Think-tank of Business Forum (PNBE - in portuguese).