Our team

Considering the diversity of subjects with which we have to deal, we believe that the institutional and governmental relations professional should be curious. In this sense, when building our team, we prioritize people who have different profiles and interests - political, economics, sociology, history, music, computer science, football, fashion, dance, cuisine and art.

Felipe Oppelt

Position: Partner and executive director
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Felipe Oppelt is Olivia's Dad and has lived in Brasília since 2004. His trajectory at Umbelino began as an intern, still during his graduation in Political Science, at the University of Brasília (UnB). Since then, he has been a follow-up advisor to the Legislative Power, a team he later coordinated for two years. Later, he held the position of Executive Manager, managing the follow-up activities with a strategic focus on both the Executive and Legislative Powers. In 2017, he became a Partner and Executive Director of Umbelino. It believes in the social role of training professionals played by Umbelino over the years and in the essential role of government relations for the consolidation of democracy and its institutions, as well as for the construction of public policies aligned with the interests of society.

Felipe Oppelt

Partner and executive director

Felipe Oppelt is Olivia's Dad and lives in Brasília...

Gabriela Barbagalo

Position: Advisor
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Graduated in Political Science from the University of Brasília (UnB), she started working in the area of Government Relations as an intern at Umbelino Lobo, in 2019. In the same year, she joined the team of Advisors and since then has been acquiring experience with assiduous monitoring of the Federal Executive and Legislative Powers, centrally in the areas of agriculture, environment and foreign affairs. Previously, he had experiences at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Born in Ourinhos (SP), he came to Brasília at the age of 6 and fell in love with the capital and the cerrado. As a citizen and as a professional, she is enthusiastic about sustainability and building a resilient economy with low carbon emissions. Seeking qualification in this area, he has participated in courses and workshops on Climate Change, Strategic Carbon Management and Green Economy. He is also constantly seeking knowledge in the political area, having already studied Legislative Process and Analysis of Political Scenarios, in addition to the practical learning that routine at Umbelino Lôbo naturally involves.

She is currently a volunteer writer for Politize! and has already participated in volunteer work with the Democracy and Sustainability Institute, AIESEC and the Mais Cerrado Foundation.

Gabriela Barbagalo

Advisor

Graduated in Political Science from the University of Brasília (UnB), she started...

Ana Beatriz Figueiredo

Position: Advisor
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Granddaughter of candangos, political scientist by profession and lover of Latin America. A child of the most beloved square in the country, I grew up loving to follow each new electoral campaign and all the mobilization of people around the period. A little older, I had contact with the high school mobilization and there I realized that my greatest passion is the social sciences. Who doesn't like to study the Brazilian people? At UnB, I came across a new world and different perspectives on what is politics and the engagement behind a social action. Fan of reality shows, I learned since I was young to be aware of every movement of an individual, be it famous or political. As a researcher in political careers, I believe that each person shapes their destiny little by little, but they also need the help of others for them to prosper. Thus, I see Umbelino as a daily school that helps me to be the professional I dream of being.

Ana Beatriz Figueiredo

Advisor

Granddaughter of candangos, political scientist by profession and lover of...

Karla Rezende

Position: Executive Secretary
Categories: Team
Location: Team

I have a degree in Business Administration, I have worked for many years in the administrative area advising executives in various segments. Christian for some years, I like to live my life honestly and with integrity, trying to do everything with dedication and responsibility. When I make mistakes, I like to receive constructive criticism, because I believe that human beings live in constant learning. I love movies, series, music, animals, nature and beach (my favorite place in the world). I'm married to a Bahian from Salvador, I have two children, two stepdaughters and three grandchildren. I am very grateful to God for life and that's why I also like to help those in need.

Karla Rezende

Executive Secretary

I have a degree in Business Administration, I have worked for many years at...

Walysson Barros

Position: Advisor
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Graduated in Public Policy Management from the University of Brasília (UnB), he has been a member of the Umbelino Lôbo team since 2019. In public administration he has had experience in the Ministry of Communications and in the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services. It has also passed through the National Confederation of Industry and Metapolitic Consulting.

Walysson Barros

Advisor

Graduated in Public Policy Management from the University of Brasilia ...

Marcio Manoel

Position: Computer Technician
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Graduated from Universidade Paulista (UNIP) in Information Technology Management, born in Brasilia – DF, he has been working in the field of technology for over 20 years. Focused on infrastructure management and Strategic Planning, he has been part of the Umbelino Lobo group since 2011.

Marcio Manoel

Computer Technician

Graduated from Universidade Paulista (UNIP) in Technology Management of the...

Antônio Marcos Umbelino Lôbo

Position: CEO
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Antônio Marcos Umbelino Lôbo graduated in Law, has lived in Brasília-DF since its foundation. He is a specialist in the area of government relations. He was Head of the Ultra Group Office in Brasília and Partner at Góes, Piquet & Lôbo Consultores Associados. In the public sector, he was head of the cabinet of the Extraordinary Minister of Debureaucratization (1979/1983) and of the Minister of Social Security (1982/1985), Hélio Beltrão. He was also head of the Petrobrás office in Brasília (1985/1987), during the administration of Hélio Beltrão and Ozires Silva and chief of staff of the Minister of Infrastructure, Ozires Silva (1990/1991). He is currently Managing Director of Umbelino Lôbo Assessoria e Consultoria.

Antônio Marcos Umbelino Lôbo

CEO

Antônio Marcos Umbelino Lôbo graduated in Law, lives in...

Lorena Ornelas

Position: Advisor
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Brasiliense, daughter of Minas Gerais and mother of pet. Graduated in Political Science from the University of Brasília and with a desire to learn more. As an undergraduate, she was a monitor in several disciplines and did research since the beginning of her academic career; with a focus on political careers, electoral behavior and digital populism, in addition to having been a member of PET.

He started in Government Relations for agribusiness in 2018, then worked in defense of the national industry. Now she is responsible for the infrastructure and transport part at Umbelino Lôbo. Other than that, he enjoys cooking with his family, tasting wines and cheeses, marathoning series and traveling around.

Lorena Ornelas

Advisor

Brasiliense, daughter of Minas Gerais and mother of pet. Graduated in...

Wandrea Gomes

Position: Managing Partner - Administrative and Financial
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Wandréa Gomes was born in Brasília, DF. Graduated in Economic Sciences from the Federal District University Center (UNIDF), she has worked at Umbelino Lôbo since 1998, where she started as executive secretary of the board and in 2008 became Administration and Finance Manager.

Wandrea Gomes

Managing Partner - Administrative and Financial

Wandréa Gomes was born in Brasília, DF. Graduated in Economic Sciences by...

Ana Victoria Soraggi Lafetá

Position: Partner and Manager - Communication
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Born in Minas Gerais, candanga at heart, artist since the beginning. She holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Brasília (UnB) and in Theory, Criticism and History of Art from the same institution. In 2021, he began his MBA in Data Journalism at the Brazilian Institute of Education, Development and Research (IDP).

She started working in the Government Relations area in 2009 as an intern at Umbelino Lôbo and in 2018 she joined the consultancy's partner board. After a few years following the activities of the National Congress and the Federal Government, today it is dedicated to structuring and managing the company's Communication sector.

Ana Victoria Soraggi Lafetá

Partner and Manager - Communication

Born in Minas Gerais, candanga at heart, artist since the beginning. IT'S...

Leobino Araújo

Position: Partner and Manager - Government Affairs
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Graduated in Political Science from the University of Brasília (UnB) and with an MBA in Project Management from IBMEC, he has been working in the area of Government Relations since 2009. He has experience in monitoring and analyzing public policies, preparing the political scenario and managing stakeholders in the areas Federal Executive and Legislative Powers.

Leobino Araújo

Partner and Manager - Government Affairs

Graduated in Political Science from the University of Brasília (UnB) and...

Luisa Araújo

Position: Partner and Manager - Government Affairs
Categories: Team
Location: Team

The combination of a taste for words and History was decisive for his professional choice: he studied Law and Political Science at the same time. Easy decision to make and difficult to carry out. After some stumbling blocks inherent to the restlessness of early adulthood and adjusted course directions, he went through with what he had proposed.

And it was Political Science at UnB that presented the universe of Government Relations. World he joined in 2011, through Umbelino Lôbo. The beginning was as an intern. But he quickly became part of the Legislative Power's follow-up advisory team. It was love at first sight. And it only increases. So much so that it encouraged her to get to know in depth other themes and another universe. Since 2020 he has been studying foreign trade, it is the curiosity associated with the desire to expand knowledge to better exercise the profession he embraced.

These are the daily discoveries experienced in the daily life of the National Congress and the executive branch and the desire to make a difference sharpen the girl's curiosity full of dreams. This is what moves Luisa: dreams and willingness to participate in the construction of a better, fairer and more democratic future for future generations.

Luisa Araújo

Partner and Manager - Government Affairs

The union of the taste for words and History was decisive...

Jane Lopes

Position: Executive Secretary
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Executive Secretary with academic background in Letters/Portuguese and Theology and some courses such as: History of Art, official writing, grammar and secretariat. I have two teenage children who take all the time they have left, going to the park, movies with them is my rest. I like to do voluntary work. Helping others in their need is soul cleansing.

Jane Lopes

Executive Secretary

Executive Secretary with academic background in Languages/Portuguese and Theology and...

Leonardo Nunes

Position: Advisor
Categories: Team
Location: Team

As a typical Brasilian, his family is not from here. The Minas Gerais mother and father from Pernambuco moved to Brasília in search of opportunities and better living conditions. Inspired by this ideal, he believes that the Capital has enormous potential to improve the country for all.

Based on this belief, he decided to study Political Science because he argues that knowing politics is the best way to transform society. During graduation, he dedicated himself to fulfilling the Darcy Ribeiro University project, which encompasses teaching, research and extension. He participated in practically all the projects of the course, and in his favorite, the junior company, got to know the area of government relations, which aroused his interest in the dynamism of the work. Motivated by this interest, he is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Political Advisory, Government and Policies, also from the University of Brasília.

He likes to follow everything at the same time and know what is happening both in the Executive and in the Legislative, so he is an old reader of the Official Gazette of the Union and a frequent passer-by in the corridors of Congress.

Leonardo Nunes

Advisor

As a typical Brasilian, his family is not from here. The mother...

Nathália Gomes

Position: Advisor
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Political Scientist graduated at the University of Brasília and Technician in Administration at the Technical School of Poá-SP. He is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in Human Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. In recent years, he has specialized in accompanying States and Municipalities, an area that gained positive prominence and which showed even greater growth in Government Relations after actions of Governors and Mayors in the management of the 2020 health crisis.

As well as the areas and places of study, the professional practice themes are also diversified. In politics, he has worked in the areas of technology, energy, natural gas, sports, mining and fuels. In administration, even if more punctually, with digital marketing, social media and finance. He is also very interested in working with data collection and economic comparison.

Nathália Gomes

Advisor

Political Scientist graduated from the University of Brasília and Technician in ...

Beatriz Castilho

Position: Advisor
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Technologist in Graphic Designer at Instituto de Educação Superior de Brasília (IESB) since 2020, works as a communication assistant at Umbelino Lôbo and has professional experience in the production of graphic pieces, with a focus on diagramming and visual identity. In addition to being a designer, she also has a degree in Journalism. In the area, he wrote for editorials in cities and culture and served as a multimedia reporter, producing, recording and editing video interviews.

Beatriz Castilho

Advisor

Technologist in Graphic Designer by Instituto de Educação Superior de ...

Jessica Coneza

Position: Advisor
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Graduated in International Relations from the Catholic University of Brasília (UCB). Participated in the Junior Consulting Company in Foreign Affairs (CONEX) and member in the development of the University Workshop focused on Political Intelligence Applied to Government Relations. Through graduation extension projects, he began experience with government relations and in 2019 he took an internship in the area. It is dedicated to monitoring the theme of technology and foreign affairs.

Jessica Coneza

Advisor

Graduated in International Relations from the Catholic University of Brasília (UCB)....

Isabelle Melo

Position: Advisor
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Enthusiastic in the study of political processes, she is a graduate student in International Relations at the Catholic University of Brasília (UCB). He was part of the organization of three editions of the Workshop RI UCB, in the scope of Government Relations, and has co-authored the three editions of the magazine Em Pauta Relgov, which deals with the legislative process and current themes of the profession.

She joined the universe of Government Relations as an intern at Umbelino Lôbo and now works in the Mining, Sanitation and Housing areas.

Isabelle Melo

Advisor

Enthusiastic in the study of political processes, she is a graduate student in Relations...

Barbara Tayanne Oliveira da Silva

Position: Intern
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Graduated in Public Policy Management at the University of Brasília (UnB), she had the opportunity to become a researcher at the Institute of Political Science at UnB, in a group of studies on bicameralism and comparative politics, which opened doors to interest in the legislature. and mainly from the Brazilian upper chamber, which became the focus of research, analyzing the performance of this house during the pandemic.

In another extension group at the university, at the Junior Political Consulting Company, he had the pleasure of getting to know the universe of Government Relations, which aroused interest, passion and desire to increasingly dedicate himself and study the area. He also hopes to have the opportunity to participate more and more in the construction of a more democratic environment, through his work in Government Relations.

Barbara Tayanne Oliveira da Silva

Intern

Undergraduate in Public Policy Management at the University of Brasília...

João Luiz Bendito Lapa

Position: Intern
Categories: Team
Location: Team

My name is João Luiz Bendito Lapa, I'm 22 years old and I'm majoring in Public Policy Management at the University of Brasília (UnB). Son of parents who are teachers – he in mathematics and she in art history – who met teaching together, I was encouraged to study and get in contact with the various forms and manifestations of art and culture from an early age. Like every Brasiliense, I am an enthusiast for politics and like to follow the discussions and deliberations in our legislative houses and in the Executive Branch.

I decided to study Public Policy Management because I understand that the transformation of our society necessarily involves good practices in the State-Business-Society relationship. At university, I got involved with several projects, I was a member of research groups, I was part of the management of DCE Honestino Guimarães as coordinator of the teaching and extension portfolio and I participated in a scientific initiation project, where I studied the Brazilian public debt. In these times of pandemic, I really miss the active and pulsating life of the University of Brasília!

João Luiz Bendito Lapa

Intern

My name is João Luiz Bendito Lapa, I'm 22...

Sofia Guimaraes

Position: Intern
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Born in Jaboticabal (São Paulo), she came to the capital to study Social Sciences at the University of Brasília in 2015, motivated by her desire to get to know Brazilian society and delve into economic, cultural and political issues. During his graduation, he participated in the Junior Company of Social Sciences – SOCIUS, was a Scientific Initiation Scholar (PIBIC) and a member of the Center for Amazon Studies (Neaz/UnB). It was in the area of research methodologies that he found himself, interested in the use of data analysis programs and programming language R and Python. In 2017, she worked as an intern at the Federal District Planning Company (CODEPLAN) and, in 2020, at the Legislative Consultancy of the Chamber of Deputies (CONLE), gaining experience with opinion research and legislative studies. Passionate about the course, she sees the internship at Umbelino as an opportunity to enhance her practice and skills for acting in the job market.

Sofia Guimaraes

Intern

Born in Jaboticabal (São Paulo), she came to the capital to study Science...

Vanessa Moura

Position: Intern
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Graduated in Public Policy Management at the University of Brasília (UnB), she became acquainted with the Government Relations area through her junior company, where she works in the project area. Within the public administration, he had experience in the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, following the routine of the Executive Branch.

Vanessa Moura

Intern

Undergraduate in Public Policy Management at the University of Brasília...

Flora Lopes

Position: Intern
Categories: Team
Location: Team

Graduated in Political Science at the University of Brasília (UnB), she has always been interested in political relations in all areas of life. With great interest in learning languages, physical and political geography, philosophy and international economics, he found, in Government Relations, a rich field for the interdisciplinary application of these different areas of knowledge and many others.

He briefly participated in a Junior Political Consulting Company and believes that EJ's time was essential to sharpen interest in the area and formalize learning that would be very welcome in this institution.

Flora Lopes

Intern

Undergraduate in Political Science at the University of Brasília (UnB), always...