Bernerd Da Santos

Bernerd Da Santos

Executive Vice President & COO, The AES Corporation

Bernerd Da Santos serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the AES Corporation. In his role, Mr. Da Santos leads the company’s global operations portfolio with businesses in 14 countries. Mr. Da Santos brings more than 30 years of proven experience in international corporate finance for generation, transmission and distribution companies in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia to his position.

Mr. Da Santos is a member of the Board of Directors of several AES publicly held companies including Companhia Brasiliana de Energia and AES Gener S.A.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Da Santos served as Chief Financial Officer of AES Global Finance Operations from November 2012 to November 2014. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Finance of the AES Global Utility Group and Chief Executive Officer of Finance of AES in Latin America and Africa. Before joining AES in 2000, Mr. Da Santos held a number of financial leadership positions at EDC.

Mr. Da Santos holds a Bachelor’s degree with Cum Laude distinction in Business Administration and Public Administration from Universidad José Maria Vargas, a Bachelor’s degree with Cum Laude Degree distinction in Business Management and Finance, and an MBA with Cum Laude distinction from Universidad José Maria Vargas.  He also completed the Advanced Program at Instituto de Estudios Superiores y de Administración (IESA) in Caracas.