METRÔ-DF's CEO, Marcelo Dourado, holds a degree in History from the University of Brasília (UnB), a post-graduate degree in Public Administration (public policies) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a Universities of Michigan (USA) and Cambridge (UK).
In 2016 he specialized in Knowledge Management, through the Training Program for Rail System Operators through JICA - Japan International Cooperation Agency, in Osaka, Japan.
Marcelo Dourado was previously Secretary of Tourism of the Federal District and Director-Superintendent of the Superintendent of Development of the Midwest (Sudeco), a position he held for almost three years. It engaged in the Federal Government's project to eradicate extreme poverty, as well as in infrastructure, logistics, productive inclusion and sustainable development projects for the Midwest.
In April 2017, METRÔ-DF received the Golden Chariot International Transport Award, in the category National Transport Company of the Year, during the event "Sustainable Development Goals - Transport and Peace" at the United Nations Headquarters ) In Geneva, Switzerland. According to Marcelo Dourado, the award is a recognition for the initiative in putting the fully sustainable subway station into operation.