Luis Fernando Laranja

Managing partner and co-founder
Kaeté Investimentos

Luis Fernando Laranja is Kaeté Investimentos managing partner and co-founder. Laranja has 25 years of experience in business development and consulting for food and pharmaceutical industries. Within the Brazil program of the Lab, he developed the Socio-Climate Benefits Fund. The instrument invests and provides technical assistance to restore degraded lands in smallholders’ farms with agroforestry systems and, at the same time, developing and facilitating sales of their products. The concept is currently being used by the anchor company Caaporã. Laranja holds a postdoc degree from University of Kentucky, a master in Agronomy by Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ/USP), a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Faculty of veterinary medicine and Zootechny of the University of São Paulo and a graduate degree in Agribusiness Management from University of Lavras.