Directors - CREN
The Centre for Nutritional Recovery and Education (CREN) is an international reference in the area of nutritional education and treatment of primary nutritional disorders (undernutrition and obesity).
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BOARD OF Directors

The current Board of Directors term of office runs until March 16th, 2021. Its members are not remunerated. The role of the Board is to provide the strategic direction of the institution in order to ensure the financial sustainability of CREN.

Journalist, with MBA in Business Management from University of São Paulo. Partner of SeePix, communications and technology agency.

Vaney Paulo Fornazieri

President Director

Executive director with experience in heading startup, national and multinational companies. Project leader of business transformation. Production Engineer with post in Marketing Administration and Executive MBA.

Arnaldo Betta


Regina Yamamoto


Ismar Zito do Nascimento Filho


Agronomist, executive director with experience in agribusiness, having worked in several multinational companies.

Luiz Alberto B. Morais


Fabiano Molina


Gustavo Salazar Torres

First treasurer

MBA and Naval Engineer from University of São Paulo. PMP certified. Reviewer recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Carlos Henrique B. Morais


Daniel Fachin Soares

Second treasurer

Alice Ferreira



In partnership with the Board of Directors and Executive Officers, the Management Committee promotes the CREN’s strategic planning.

It is composed of volunteers and employees who represent the organization institutionally.

Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, PhD at School of Economics Administration and Accounting, University of São Paulo.

Luis Gaj


Co-Founder and former general manager at CREN. Psychologist, PhD at Federal University of São Paulo. Visiting Melchor Professor at University of Notre Dame. Guest Scholar iCeNSA and Kellogg Institute.

Gisela Solymos

CREN’s founder and President of its Scientific Committee. Prof. Dr. at Universidade Federal de São Paulo, PhD at MIT, Tufts University and University of Cambridge.

Ana Lydia Sawaya

Representative of the Scientific Committee

Clinical Medicine Coordinator. Paediatric Nutrition, PhD in Medicine at UNIFESP.

Maria Paula de Albuquerque

Hospital Administrator (Centro Universitário São Camilo), Graduate studies in Hotel Administration and Teaching (SENAC).

Ana Cláudia do Nascimento Ferreira

Journalist, with MBA in Business Management from University of São Paulo. Partner of SeePix, communications and technology agency.

Vaney Fornazieri

Engineer, Consulting leader for Sustainable Development and Climate Change. Business and Sustainability Programme - Cambridge

Ricardo Catto

Associated Board

Alice Teixeira Ferreira

Ana Lydia Sawaya

Ana Paula Grotti Clemente

Andrea Rocha Filgueiras

Arnaldo Severino Betta

Carlos Henrique Bittencourt Morais

Célia Regina do Nascimento

Daniel Fachin Soares

Denise Chaer

Fabiano Mathias Costa Molina

Gisela Maria Bernardes Solymos

Gustavo Enrique Salazar Torres

Hilda Vanessa Zevallos Montalvo

Ismar Zito do Nascimento Filho

Lucia Helena Rocha de Campos da Silva

Luis Gaj

Luiz Alberto Bittencourt Morais

Maria do Carmo Pinho Franco

Marta Regina Pereira

Pollyanna Fernandes Patriota

Regina Hiromi Kaida Yamamoto

Ricardo Borges da Silva

Ricardo de Castro Cintra Sesso

Ricardo Poncidoro Catto

Rubens Sawaya

Samira Bento Farah

Sandra Maria Sawaya

Thiago Gonçalves

Vaney Paulo Fornazieri

Vinicius José Baccin Martins