Gerardo Portela da Ponte, Jr, PhD in Risk and Safety Management from the Department of Naval Engineering at COPPE - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with a specialization in HUMAN FACTORS at Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering The California State University , in San Jose CA - USA. Ponte, Jr also served as a researcher in the area of Maritime and Offshore Safety at the Kelvin Hydrodynamics Laboratory, at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland UK. He holds a Master's Degree in Technological Management and a Mechanical and Industrial Engineer from the Federal Center for Technological Education in Rio de Janeiro, CEFET RJ. He has over 40 years of professional experience and is the author of two more books ( Risk Management Based on Human Factors and Safety Culture and Crisis Overcoming Machine, We All Have One ) in addition to several other works in the area of Risk and Safety Management. Portela worked for some of the largest private and state-owned engineering companies such as Shell, Ishikawagima, Furnas, Eletronuclear, Infraero, Odebrecht and Petrobras. Gerardo Portela da Ponte, Jr is recognized as a reference on the topic of Risk Management, acting as a guest commentator for several press agencies in Brazil such as Globo, Globo News, Record, SBT, Rede TV, Veja, Epoca, UOL, R7, EXTRA, G1. He is also invited and cited by press organizations such as LOS ANGELES TIMES and VOZ DA AMERICA in the USA, ABC Madrid in Europe, TV ASAHI in JAPAN, among others in Brazil and abroad.