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Board of Directors

In accordance with articles 16 and 17 of Minerva´s bylaws, its board of directors is currently comprised of ten members. During periods of absence or temporary unavailability of the president, the vice-president will substitute for him. During periods of absence or temporary unavailability of the president and of the vice-president, the president’s activities will be performed by another member of the board of directors, previously appointed by the president.

The Company´s board of directors is responsible for, among other matters, determining the policies and guidelines of its business, supervising the board of executive officers and monitoring the implementation of the policies and guidelines periodically established by the board of directors. According to Brazilian Corporate Law, the board of directors is also responsible for hiring our independent auditors.

The members of the Company´s board of directors are elected at a general shareholders’ meeting, serving for a two-year term and are eligible for reelection. The members of the Company´s board of directors are subject to removal at any time, with or without cause, at a general shareholders’ meeting.

Minerva´s board of directors meets every three months and whenever an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting is called by the president or by any other member. Each member will have the right of one vote on the resolutions, and the resolutions of the board of directors are voted by a majority of its members.

Directors Title End of term of office
Ibar Vilela de Queiroz Chairman AGO 2022
Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Rebdir Vice-Chairman AGO 2022
Frederico Alcântara de Queiroz Vice-Chairman AGO 2022
Baker Almohana Director AGO 2022
Alexandre Lahoz Mendonça de Barros Director AGO 2022
Norberto Lanzara Giangrande Júnior Director AGO 2022
Sérgio Carvalho Mandin Fonseca Director AGO 2022
Mohammed Mansour A. Almousa Director AGO 2022
Norberto Lanzara Giangrande Júnior Director AGO 2022
José Luiz Rêgo Glaser Independent Director AGO 2022
Gabriel Jaramillo Sanint Independent Director AGO 2022
Rafael Vicentini de Queiroz Alternate Member AGO 2022

Ibar Vilela de Queiroz. Mr. Ibar de Queiroz has been a member of the board since May 2, 2007. He is the owner of Auto Posto São Domingos and also develops agricultural and cattle raising business activities.

Frederico Alcântara de Queiroz. Mr. Frederico Queiroz holds a degree in Business and a MBA in Corporate Finance and Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and also has a complementary academic background in Negotiation and Foreign Trade. Mr. Fredeirco Queriz started his professional life in 1998, working in the financial market.

Baker Almohana. Mr. Baker Almohana holds a degree in information systems management from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineral. Mr. Baker Almohana served as Director of Associate Investments at Dussur, Director of Investments at King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy and was an associate at Deutsche Bank. He is currently a Senior Vice President at the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), member of the investment committee of Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) and also holds the following positions: board member and executive committee of Saudi Milling Companies, member of the board, executive investment committee and nominating and compensation committee of National Gas and Industrialization Co., and member of the board of Tatweer Education

Norberto Lanzara Giangrande Jr. Mr. Norberto Lanzara Giangrande Jr. is a founding partner and CEO of Rico Investimentos, currently a partner of Yellow Ventures, Neon (payment means), Agropecuária São Francisco and Blu Empreendimentos Imobiliários. He acted as a general officer of the brokerage company Octo CTVM S/A (a securities broker), and in the last five years also hold the position of executive officer and partner of Link Investimentos CTVM S/A. (a brokerage firm). He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bolsa Brasileira de Mercadorias BBM (a non-profit civil association that organizes and develops negotiation and operation systems for commodities, goods, and services). None of the companies mentioned above, with the exception of the Company, belongs to the same economic group, neither is controlled by a Company´s shareholder holding, whether directly or indirectly, an interest equal or higher than 5% of the same class or type of share issued by the Company. Mr. Norberto Lanzara Giangrande Jr. does not hold a management position.

Alexandre Lahoz Mendonça de Barros. Mr. Barroz holds a degree in agricultural engineering from ESALQ/USP (1990) and a PhD in applied economics from the same university (1999). He began teaching Macroeconomics, Economic Development and Agricultural Economics at ESALQ/USP’s Department of Economics, Business Administration and Sociology in 1995. He has been teaching Agricultural Economics at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation since 2005. A former member of the Board of Directors of Fosfértil, and a sitting member of the Board of Directors of the Schoenmaker/Terra Viva Group and the Otávio Lage Group, Mr. Barros is also a member of the Outside Advisory Committee of the Farming Division of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company in the Southwest region (EMBRAPA Pecuária Sudeste). He is a member of the Senior Agribusiness Council of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP) and an advising partner at MB Agro and Ruralcon Consultoria in Agricultural Management.

Sergio Carvalho Mandim Fonseca. Mr. Sergio Carvalho Mandim Fonseca has a degree in Production Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) and completed a specialization course in Strategic Sales Management at the University of Berkeley, Califórnia, USA. and the Advanced Management Program at FDC/INSEAD. He was CEO of BRF S.A. from September 2013 to April 2015 and Vice-President for Brazil of Sadia S.A. from 2004 to 2009. Between 1987 and 2013, he was Planning, Sales and BU Officer at Martins Comércio e Distribuição. He has already been a member of Minerva’s Board of Directors and has also served on the Boards of Excelcior Alimentos, Rio Grande do Sul, and Start Química and ACIUB, in Uberlândia MG, among others. Between 2009 and 2013 he also acted as a Management Consultant.

Mohammed Mansour A. Almousa. Mr. Mohammed Mansour A. Almousa holds a degree in business administration and accounting from King Saud University (Riyadh) and a master‘s degree in accounting from Missouri State University. He also holds certifications in the financial sector (CPA, CME1). Mr. Almousa has 20 years of professional experience in corporate finance, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Al Faisaliah Group Holding (JSC), director of financial controls, manager of finance and accounting, member of boards and committees of several organizations, in addition to having worked in the education, banking and consulting sectors. Mr. Mohammed Almousa is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) and serves as a consultant at SALIC Ukraine LLC, United Farmers Investment Co., SALIC Canada Ltd. and as an observer consultant at Hummingbird Technologies Ltd.

Gabriel Jaramillo Sanint. Mr. Gabriel Jaramillo holds a marketing degree with an executive MBA from California State University, and Honoris Causa from North Eastern University. Currently, Mr. Jaramillo is member of the board of the Phoenix Group, Cemex Latin America Holding and the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program. MR. Gabriel was president of Citibank in Colombia and mexico and was presindent of Banco Santander in Colombia, Brazil and United States.

José Luiz Rêgo Glaser. Mr. Glaser Jose joined Noble in August 2011 and holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from FGV (Fundacao Getulio Vargas) and a Master degree from Stanford University, Food Research Institute, USA.He brings over 30 years of grains and softs trading, asset management, business development and business management experience, gained primarily at Cargill, where he managed large operations in Switzerland, USA and Brazil. He started his career at SKF Ball Bearings and worked at Madebras, before joining Cargill, where he worked for the last 27 years.His last role at Cargill was General Manager Grains and Oilseeds Supply Chain.

Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Rebdi. Mr. Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Rebdi holds a degree in Industrial Management from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, in Saudi Arabia. He is currently a Board member of Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) and President of ASR Consulting, a company headquartered in Saudi Arabia with a focus on finance consulting, including access to financing, restructuring, merger and acquisition, as well as development of projects for the petrochemical, oil refinery, mining and construction material manufacturing industries. For three years, he held the position of General Manager at NADEC, a company headquartered in Saudi Arabia with a focus on the production of dairy products, being responsible for the company’s restructuring project, which aimed to make it more competitive on the market. This project included the introduction of business resource planning for all manufacturing operations, finances, marketing and sales, restructuring operations around strategic business units, the company relaunching with a new logo and renewed packaging, diversifying the company’s sales by introducing new non-traditional products. None of the companies/institutions above, except for SALIC, are part of the Company’s economic group, or are controlled by a shareholder of the Company who holds, directly or indirectly, interest equal to or higher than 5% of the same class or type of security issued by the Company.

Rafael Vicentini de Queiroz Mr. Rafael Vicentini de Queiroz is an attorney at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University Law School. He specialized in Corporate Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP) and in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA/USP). Between 2007 and 2014, he was a partner in different law firms in São Paulo, advising national and international clients, especially private equity funds, in M&A operations in the agribusiness, food, mining, retail, education, finance and technology sectors. Since 2014, he has been an officer at Grupo Vilela de Queiroz, which operates in agricultural and livestock operations in the States of Goiás, Mato Grosso, Rondônia and Pará, noting that VDQ Holdings S.A. (holding of non-financial institutions and controlling shareholder of the Company, with an interest of over 5% of the same class or type of securities issued by the Company). Mr. Rafael does not hold other management positions in the third sector.