Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank, has appointed Ronnie Vaz Moreira as a senior advisor to assist the firm with its expansion in Brazil.

Moreira is currently a member of the board of directors of Andrade Gutierrez, a private multinational conglomerate where he also served as chief financial officer. He was previously chairman of the board of Constellation Oil Services Holding, a member of the board of directors of Grupo Baumgart, executive vice president of Light Serviços de Eletricidade and CEO of Globo Comunicações e Participações. Prior experience also includes serving as chief financial officer of Petrobras as well as senior roles at ABN AMRO, Banco Pactual and Bank of Montreal.

“Having known and worked alongside Ronnie for more than two decades, I have no doubt his expert knowledge of the Brazilian markets will be crucially valuable to the growth of our business there and to our clients who seek our advice,” says David Hilty, global co-head of financial restructuring at Houlihan Lokey. “His experience, market relationships, and deep understanding of the regional financial markets will all be highly additive to our ambitions and goals as we expand in Brazil.”