We transform land and water into food and bioenergy…


...maximizing operational efficiencies and synergies...


...while incessantly seeking to apply innovation and global excellence

Who we are

Gordian was founded to originate, develop, finance, implement, acquire, operate and manage assets, projects and businesses in the agro-industrial and bioenergy sectors of Brazil.

We manage capital for first-class international investors.

Our head office is located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and our portfolio includes agricultural assets with operations in five Brazilian states.

We are a proven and experienced team of executives and analysts, with deep knowledge on the agro-industrial and energy sectors, both in Brazil and internationally. We combine skills in structuring, project development, M&A, finance, risk management, and agro-industrial operations.

We are highly selective and disciplined with our investments, with a focus on competitivity – utilizing state of the art technologies to lower lifecycle cost, producing valued-added premium products, and applying a rigid risk mitigation process.

We maintain the highest standards of governance and management practices to ensure the sustainability of our businesses.

Diomedes Christodoulou
Diomedes ChristodoulouFounder and CEO of Gordian
Has 32 years of professional experience in Brazil and South America, including serving as Co-Chairman of the Board and CEO of the South American division of a multinational energy company, where he led the development, acquisition, operation and management of assets and important companies. More than 8 years of experience in the acquisition and development of agro industrial assets and projects in Brazil. Holds a M.S.E. of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University in the U.S., and BSc in Aeronautics at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. He is fluent in Greek, English and Portuguese.
Steven Hopper
Steven HopperGordian COO
More than 30 years of professional experience in the areas of exploration, production and transportation oil, gas, and power, having worked for more than 20 years in multinational energy companies in South America, China and South Korea. Extensive experience in operation and large-scale asset management, including as CEO of large Brazilian energy companies. Holds B.S. and MBA degrees from the University of Idaho in the U.S., and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Steven Madrid
Steven MadridDevelopment Manager at Gordian
Extensive international experience in project development, having worked in various positions in operations and logistics in South America for North American multinationals. He spent four years in Iraq working for the U.S. Government and for private contractors responsible for the reconstruction and reconditioning of power generation assets. Received a B.A. in International Business from California State University, Fullerton and his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


Along with institutional investors in the United States, Gordian founded Terracal, a special purpose entity for agro-industrial and energy investments in Brazil.

Gordian serves as General Partner in Terracal overseeing strategy and operations for the company.

Terracal owns and operates agricultural assets in several Brazilian states, developing large scale irrigated agro-industrial and bioenergy projects.

For more information on Terracal’s activities visit www.terracal.com.br