We are managed by a board of directors. Our by-laws provide that our board of directors will consist of a minimum of eight and a maximum of fourteen full directors and an equal or lesser number of alternate directors. Our directors and alternate directors are elected for three-year terms by a majority vote of our shareholders at a general ordinary shareholders’ meeting. Our directors and alternate directors may be reelected indefinitely. Currently our board of directors is composed of thirteen directors and five alternate directors. Alternate directors will be summoned to exercise their functions in case of absence, vacancy or death of a full director until a new full director is designated.
Our current board of directors was elected during our shareholders’ meetings held on October 29, 2009, on October 29, 2010 and on October 31, 2011, for the terms expiring in 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively. IRSA‘s current directors are as follows:
|Name||Date of Birth||Position||Held Since|
|Eduardo S. Elsztain||01/26/1960||Chairman||1991|
|Saúl Zang||12/30/1945||First Vice-Chairman||1994|
|Alejandro G. Elsztain||03/31/1966||Second Vice-Chairman||2001|
|Fernando A. Elsztain||01/04/1961||Director||1999|
|Carlos Ricardo Esteves||05/25/1949||Director||2005|
|Cedric D. Bridger||11/09/1935||Director||2003|
|Gary S. Gladstein||07/07/1944||Director||2004|
|Gabriel A. G.
|Daniel Ricardo Elsztain||12/22/1972||Alternate Director||2011|
|Salvador D. Bergel||04/15/1932||Alternate Director||1996|
|Enrique Antonini||03/16/1950||Alternate Director||2007|
Carlos Ricardo Esteves, Cedric Bridger, Mario Blejer, Emilio Cárdenas, Ricardo H. Liberman and Enrique Antonini are independent directors, pursuant to Comisión Nacional de Valores’ Resolution No. 400/2002.
Eduardo S. Elsztain. Mr. Elsztain studied Economic Sciences at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has been engaged in the real estate business for more than twenty years. He is the President of Alto Palermo, Consultores Assets Management S.A., BACS Banco de Crédito & Securitización ("BACS"), Cresud and BrasilAgro Companhia Brasileira de Propiedades Agrícolas, and Banco Hipotecario, among others. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of E-Commerce Latina S.A. He is Fernando A. Elsztain’s cousin and Alejandro G. Elsztain and Daniel Ricardo Elsztain’s brother.
Saúl Zang. Mr. Zang obtained a law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a member of the International Bar Association and the Interamerican Federation of Lawyers. He is a founding partner of Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados law firm. He is also vice-chairman of Alto Palermo and Cresud; Puerto Retiro and Fibesa, and a director of Banco Hipotecario, Nuevas Fronteras S.A., Tarshop, Palermo Invest S.A. and BrasilAgro.
Alejandro G. Elsztain. Mr. Elsztain obtained a degree in agricultural engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires. Currently he is Chairman of Cactus Argentina, second vice-chairman of Cresud and executive vice-chairman of Alto Palermo. He is also vice-chairman of Nuevas Fronteras and Hoteles Argentinos. He is the brother of Chairman Eduardo S. Elsztain and Daniel Ricardo Elsztain, and a cousin of Director Fernando A. Elsztain.
Fernando A. Elsztain. Mr. Elsztain studied architecture at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has been engaged in the real estate business as a consultant and as managing officer of a family-owned real estate company. He is chairman of the board of directors of Palermo Invest S.A. and Nuevas Fronteras S.A. He is also a director of Alto Palermo, Hoteles Argentinos and Tarshop and an alternate director of Banco Hipotecario and Puerto Retiro, among others. He is Alejandro Elsztain, Eduardo S. Elsztain and Daniel Ricardo Elsztain’s cousin.
Carlos Ricardo Esteves. He has a degree in Political Sciences from Universidad El Salvador. He was a member of the Boards of Directors of Banco Francés del Río de la Plata, Bunge & Born Holding, Armstrong Laboratories, Banco Velox and Supermercados Disco. He was one of the founders of CEAL (Consejo Empresario de América Latina) and is a member of the board of directors of Encuentro de Empresarios de América Latina (padres e hijos) and is co-President of Foro Iberoamericano.
Cedric D. Bridger. Mr. Bridger is qualified as a certified public accountant in the United Kingdom. From 1992 through 1998, he served as chief financial officer of YPF S.A. Mr. Bridger was also financial director of Hughes Tool Argentina, chief executive officer of Hughes Tool in Brazil and Hughes’ corporate vice-president for South American operations. He is also a director of Banco Hipotecario.
Marcos Fischman. Mr. Fischman a pioneer in corporate coaching in Argentina. He studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He provides consulting services to businessmen, students and artists. In 1993 he joined our company and provides us with consulting services in communication and development.
Fernando Rubín. Mr. Rubin has a degree in psychology from Universidad de Buenos Aires and attended a post-graduate course in Human Resources and Organizational Analysis at E.P.S.O. Since July 2001, he has been the manager of organizational development at Banco Hipotecario. He served as corporate manager of human resources for IRSA, director of human resources for Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton ("LVMH") in Argentina and Bodegas Chandon in Argentina and Brazil. He also served as manager of the human resources division for the international consulting firm Roland Berger & Partner-International Management Consultants. He currently serves as CEO of Banco Hipotecario.
Gary S. Gladstein. Mr. Gladstein has a degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University. He was operations manager in Soros Fund Management LLC and is currently a senior consultant of Soros Fund Management LLC.
Mario Blejer. Dr. Blejer obtained a degree from Hebrew University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He lectured courses at Hebrew University, Boston University and New York University. He has published several articles on macroeconomic and financial stability subjects. He served for twenty years in different departments of the IMF. In 2002, he was appointed chairman of the Central Bank and during 2003 he was appointed director of the Center for Studies of Central Banks of the Bank of England.
Mauricio Wior. Mr. Wior obtained a masters degree in finance, as well as a bachelors degree in economics and accounting from Tel Aviv University in Israel. Mr. Wior is currently a director of Ertach S.A. and Banco Hipotecario. He has held positions at Bellsouth where he was Vice President for Latin America from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Wior was also CEO of Movicom Bellsouth from 1991 to 2004. In addition, he led the operations of various cellular phone companies in Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. He was president of Asociación Latinoamericana de Celulares (ALCACEL); the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Argentina and the Israeli-Argentine Chamber of Commerce. He was a director of Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial de la Argentina (IDEA), Fundación de Investigaciones Económicas Latinoamericanas (FIEL) and Tzedaka.
Gabriel A. G. Reznik Mr. Reznik obtained a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He worked for IRSA from 1992 until May 2005, when he resigned. He previously worked for an independent construction company in Argentina. He is an alternate director of Puerto Retiro S.A., Tarshop and Fibesa, as well as member of the board of directors of Banco Hipotecario, among others.
Ricardo Liberman. Mr. Liberman graduated as a Public Accountant from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is also an independent consultant in audit and tax matters.
Daniel R. Elsztain. Mr. Elsztain graduated with a major in Economic Sciences from the Torcuato Di Tella University and has a Master in Business Administration from the Austral IAE University. At present, he is our Commercial Manager and he has held such position since 2004. He also serves as Director in Supertel Hospitality Inc. Mr. Elsztain is the brother of both the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Eduardo S. Elsztain, and of the Executive Vice-Chairman, Mr. Alejandro G. Elsztain and cousin of Director Fernando A. Elsztain.
Salvador D. Bergel. Mr. Bergel obtained a law degree and a PhD from Universidad Nacional del Litoral. He is a founding partner of Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados law firm and a consultant at Repsol YPF S.A. He is also an alternate director of Cresud and APSA.
Enrique Antonini. Mr. Antonini holds a degree in law from the School of Law of Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has been director of Banco Mariva S.A. since 1992 until today, and of Mariva Bursátil S.A. since 1997 until today. He is a member of the Banking Lawyers Committee and the International Bar Association. At present, he is Alternate Director of Cresud.
|Name||Date of Birth||Position||Held Since|
|Eduardo S. Elsztain||26/01/1960||Chief Executive Officer||1991|
|Daniel R. Elsztain||22/12/1972||Chief Real Estate Business Officer||2007|
|David A. Perednik||15/11/1957||Chief Administrative Officer||2002|
|Jorge Cruces||07/11/1966||Chief Real State Officer||2007|
|Matías Gaivironsky||23/02/1976||Chief Financial Officer||2011|
The following is a description of each of our senior managers who are not directors:
David A. Perednik. Mr. Perednik has a degree in accounting from the University of Buenos Aires. He has worked for several companies such as Marifran Internacional S.A., a subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Amateurs where he worked as financial manager from 1986 to 1997. He also worked as a senior consultant in the administration and systems department of Deloitte & Touche. He also serves as chief administrative officer of Alto Palermo and Cresud.
Matías Gaivironsky. Mr. Matías Gaivironsky obtained a degree in business administration at Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has a Master in Finance from Universidad del CEMA. Since 1997 he has served in various positions at Cresud, IRSA and APSA, and he has served as Chief Financial Officer since December 2011. In 2008 he served as Chief Financial Officer in Tarshop and was later appointed Manager of the Capital Markets and Investor Relations Division of Cresud, IRSA and APSA.
Jorge Cruces. Mr. Cruces obtained the degree of Architect and a Master in Business Administration, Finance Mention and Strategic Management Mention, at Universidad de Belgrano. Before joining the group, he worked as Business Development - Real Estate Manager at Diveo, Diginet and as Real Estate Projects Manager of Giménez Zapiola Binswagner. At present he serves as Chief Real Estate Officer at IRSA and Alto Palermo. He is also Academic coordinator and Professor of the Cluster Portfolio and Asset Management of the Executive program of Real Estate Management at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.