Dr. Helder Queiroz Pinto Junior is an economist and has a Master of Sciences degree in Energy Planning (COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). After his M. SC degree he worked two years in Eletrobras on National Energy Efficiency Program (1986-1988).He did his PhD in Energy Economics at Université de Grenoble, France (1989-1993). Since 1994, he has been a Professor and a Research Economist with the Energy Economics Group, Institute of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He was Research Director at Institute of Economics between 2002 and 2003. Between 1998 and 2000, he was also an advisor to the President of National Petroleum Agency (ANP). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (January-October 2001). Between 2003 and 2007 he participated annually as a Professor in the Energy Regulation Course promoted by the University of Sherbrooke/Montreal. In 2010 he was indicated as Academic Chair of 33rd International Association of Energy Economists (IAEE) Conference, held in June 2010 in Rio de Janeiro.Between june 2011 and june 2015, he served as Director of ANP (National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels) . During this period, he was also member of “CMSE – Comitê de Monitoramento do Setor Elétrico” coordinated by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME).