As Senior Manager, Program Secretariat, Cassio Souza oversees the Secretariat Team, which serves as the primary contact point between Verra and project proponents and connects them with our various operations, creating procedures and innovations towards operational excellence. Cassio also works closely with other teams within the Program Management Department to ensure efficiency on project requests and clear communication with relevant stakeholders.

Cassio is an experienced professional bringing more than ten years of experience in sustainability, ESG policies, agriculture, and academia. His career has been focused on supporting a better world for future generations, conserving the environment, and fostering sustainable development. Before joining Verra, Cassio worked for several sustainability standard-setting organizations, implementing sustainable agricultural practices (especially coffee, cocoa, and tea), engaging with industries, governments, and civil society organizations, and developing strategies to implement sustainability services.

Cassio holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration (UFLA – Brazil) with several articles published and an MBA in Agribusiness (FGV – Brazil). Cassio is a passionate football (or soccer) fan and enjoys traveling, cooking, and learning languages.