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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the decision-making body responsible for setting the policies and general guidelines of the business, including the long-term strategy, control and supervision of Ser Educacional’s performance. The duties of this body also include supervising the management of its Executive Officers.

Under the terms of the Bylaws, the Board of Directors shall be composed of at least five (5) and at most seven (7) members, appointed and subject to removal by the Shareholders’ Meeting, with unified one (1) year mandates.

In accordance with the Bylaws, at least 20% of the Board Members must be Independent Board Members, in accordance with the Listing Rules of the B3 Novo Mercado, and expressly declared as such in the minutes of the Shareholders’ Meeting that elects them. Note that the Board Members elected under the terms of paragraphs 4 and 5 of Article 141 of the Brazilian Corporate Law are also considered Independent Board Members.

Members of the Board of Directors Position Election Date End of Term
José Janguiê Bezerra Diniz Chairman April 30, 2019 ASM that decides on the results for the 2019 financial year

José Janguiê Bezerra Diniz: Founder and controlling shareholder. Mr. Diniz received a bachelor‘s law degree from the Faculdade de Direto do Recife - UFPE, and a fine arts degree from the Faculdade Católica de Pernambuco, and received his master’s degree and doctorate from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Mr. Diniz started his business career in 1996, with the founding of Bureau Jurídico Cursos for the public examination for government positions, and strengthened it in 2003, with the creation of the Faculdade Maurício de Nassau in Recife. Since then, he has been the President of the Associação Brasileira das Faculdades Isoladas e Integradas (ABRAFI), Vice-President of Associação Brasileira das Mantenedoras de Ensino Superior (ABMES) and author of several books in the areas of law and education. He acted as a Judge in the Regional Labor Court of the 6th Region, and through August 2013 he acted as an attorney of the federal public prosecutor’s office, having formalized his resignation on August 21, 2013. On September 9, 2013 Mr. Diniz became the dean of UNINASSAU.

Herbert Steingberg Vice-Chairman April 30, 2019 ASM that decides on the results for the 2019 financial year

Herbet Steingberg: Mr. Steingberg has over 20 years of experience acting as an executive for large corporations and 13 years of experience as businessman and consultant. In the companies where he has worked, he was the leader in several processes of strategic repositioning of different organizations, as well as alignment processes of management and business strategies. Over the last five years, Mr. Steingberg worked as an independent director of Grupo Famastil/Taurus, AMCHAM/Brazil, Care Brasil, and Halexistar Indústrias Farmacêuticas. He performed important work with the board of directors of Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A., where he worked on Banespa privatization process, the Banco Crefisul turnaround, and a purchase performed by Deutsche Bank in the control of Bradesco. He founded his own company 14 years ago, MESA Governança Corporativa, a consultancy focused on the best practices of corporate governance, and is currently one of our independent directors.

Francisco Muniz Barreto Board Member April 30, 2019 ASM that decides on the results for the 2019 financial year

Francisco Muniz Barreto: Mr. Barreto has 15 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He has a degree in Economics from the Universidade de Belgrano (Argentina)/ UNC Chapel Hill and a Master in Finance from London Business School. Since 2006, he has been the Managing Director of the São Paulo office of Cartesian, responsible for researching prospects and supervising investments in companies focused mainly in Latin America. Cartesian is a private equity fund based in New York which manages over US$2.0 billion. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Barreto was an officer of the investment fund AIG Capital Partners do Brasil.

Jânyo Janguiê Bezerra Diniz CEO and Board Member April 30, 2019 ASM that decides on the results for the 2019 financial year

Jânyo Janguiê Bezerra Diniz: Mr. Diniz received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. He has been the CEO of Grupo Ser Educacional since 2008, and Vice-President of the Instituto de Pesquisa Maurício de Nassau (an NGO that we control) since 2002. Also since 2008, he has been the president of the Sindicato das Instituições de Ensino de Pernambuco (SIESPE). In addition, he acted as board member at PERPASA - Pernambuco Participações S.A., a company operating in the construction and real estate development sector.

Flávio César Maia Luz Independent Board Member April 30, 2019 ASM that decides on the results for the 2019 financial year

Flávio César Maia Luz: Mr. Luz has a bachelor‘s degree in Civil Engineering from USP Escola Politécnica - Universidade de São Paulo, with graduate degrees in Administration and Applied Economics from FGV - Fundação Getúlio Vargas, as well as continuing education certifications issues by institutions such as Harvard Business School, Stanford University, California University and Wharton Business School. Mr. Luz was Executive Vice-President of Duratex, Vice-President of the board of directors and executive officer of Eletropaulo and Financial and Corporate Vice-President of Cofra Latin America (C&A Group). In addition, he acts as chairman of the audit committee at Ultra S.A., member of the audit committee of Empresa de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista S.A., Senior Solution S.A. and acted as director of Light S.A. Currently he is a certified consultant of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance. He is the managing partner of the consultancy Doing Business. Mr. Luz has been our independent director since 2012.

Sidney Levy Independent Board Member April 30, 2019 ASM that decides on the results for the 2019 financial year

Sidney Levy: Mr. Levy holds a degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), a master’s degree in Engineering from the Post-Graduate Engineering Program of COPPE-RJ and a specialist degree in Business Administration from the Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland. He worked at Casa da Moeda do Brasil, from 1976 to 1981 and Thomas de La Rue Brasil, from 1981 to 1991. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Levy was CEO of DLR Lerchundi in Spain. He was also CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce-Rio, from 2005 to 2007, and CEO of Ser Educacional from February 1994 until May 2011. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Valid since May 2011 and member of the Board of Director of Instituto Hermes Pardini since 2017.

Executive Officers

Our executive officers are our legal representatives to enter into transactions with third parties. They are responsible for the day-to-day management of our business and for the implementation of the general policies and guidelines established by our board of directors.

Pursuant to Brazilian Corporate Law, each executive officer must be a Brazilian resident. No more than one-third of the members of our board of directors may be executive officers. The executive officers are not required to be shareholders of our company.

Our executive officers are elected by the board of directors for a one-year term, and may be re-elected or removed, at any time. Our bylaws currently provide that our management must have at least four and no more than nine members, including a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Financial Officer, a Chief Academic Officer and an Investor Relations Officer, it being understood that one executive officer may hold more than one of those positions. Other executive officers, if any, do not hold specific positions.

Executive Officers Position
Election Date End of Term
Jânyo Janguiê Bezerra Diniz Chief Executive Officer May, 2019 April, 2020

Jânyo Janguiê Bezerra Diniz: Mr. Diniz received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. He has been the CEO of Grupo Ser Educacional since 2008, and Vice-President of the Instituto de Pesquisa Maurício de Nassau (an NGO that we control) since 2002. Also since 2008, he has been the president of the Sindicato das Instituições de Ensino de Pernambuco (SIESPE). In addition, he acted as board member at PERPASA - Pernambuco Participações S.A., a company operating in the construction and real estate development sector.

Adriano Azevedo Chief Operations Officer May, 2019 April, 2020

Adriano Azevedo: Mr. Azevedo has a bachelor‘s degree in Business Administration, with a graduate degree in Administration of Human Resources and a master’s degree in Administration. Over the last five years, he worked in Grupo Ser Educacional, acting as an officer of the campuses in Bahia in 2008 and subsequently as Operations Officer starting in 2009, until becoming Chief Operations Officer. Previously, Mr. Azevedo acted as Academic Director and Business of Faculdade Baiana de Ciências and managing partner of Futura Consultoria and has worked in the education field since 2001.

Simone Bérgamo Chief Academic Officer May, 2019 April, 2020

Simone Bérgamo: Mrs. Bérgamo has an bachelor‘s degree in Pedagogy and graduate degrees in Education, Constructivism, Psychosociology of the Educator, IES Management, with education in Psychopedagogy, Psychodrama, Psychomotricity, Integrated Coaching and a master’s degree in Social and Personality Psychologies. Mrs. Bérgamo has 30 years of experience in the education area. She has been a part of our academic department for nine years, performing as Pedagogic Manager since 2008, Academic Manager since 2010 and Academic Officer since 2011. Since late 2012, she has been the Academic Dean of UNINASSAU and since 2013, she has been our Chief Academic Officer. Mrs. Bérgamo also acted as academic principal of Colégio Atual - Instituição de Ensino do Ensino Básico and as an Educational Consultant of the Group up until 2008 before joining the staff. Finally, Mrs. Bérgamo has taught graduate classes at UNICAP, FAFIRE, FACISA and Maurício de Nassau.

João Albérico Porto de Aguiar Chief Financial Officer May, 2019 April, 2020

João Albérico Porto de Aguiar: With more than 20 years of experience in the financial area, João Aguiar worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ for over 12 years and as a controller for companies in the beverage, health, real estate and retail industries. In the later segment, he worked most recently as a Controller at the Máquina de Vendas Group. With extensive experience of organizational and corporate restructuring, as well as ample knowledge of the accounting, financial, structured operation and internal control areas, João Aguiar has a degree in Accounting and a graduate diploma in Corporate Finance from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), with specialization courses in Business Management at the CEDEPE Business School in Pernambuco and in Tax Planning at the Brazilian Tax Planning Institute (IBPT).

Rodrigo Macedo Alves Investor Relations Officer May, 2019 April, 2020

Rodrigo Macedo Alves: Mr. Alves has 20 years of experience in capital markets. With a degree in economics from PUC-SP and an MBA in finance from IBMEC-SP, he served in the investor relations department of companies such as NET Serviços and Gol Linhas Aéreas, and on the trading desk of Banco Santander. More recently, Rodrigo was the CFO of a telecommunications company and acted as a consultant for several publicly-held companies in the areas of investor relations, capital markets and corporate finance.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is an advisory body to the Board of Directors and its purpose is to supervise, analyze and issue an opinion on the operations and other matters of a financial nature and related to the capital market, as well as monitor the Company’s financial planning and management, performance, indebtedness, cash flow, budget, investment plan and eventual acquisitions.

To access the Regulations of the Finance Committee, click here.

Members of the Financial Committee Election Date End of Term
Francisco Muniz Barreto July 27, 2019 1 year

Francisco Muniz Barreto: Mr. Barreto has 15 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He has a degree in Economics from the Universidade de Belgrano (Argentina)/ UNC Chapel Hill and a Master in Finance from London Business School. Since 2006, he has been the Managing Director of the São Paulo office of Cartesian, responsible for researching prospects and supervising investments in companies focused mainly in Latin America. Cartesian is a private equity fund based in New York which manages over US$2.0 billion. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Barreto was an officer of the investment fund AIG Capital Partners do Brasil.

Flávio César Maia Luz July 27, 2019 1 year

Flávio César Maia Luz: Mr. Luz has a degree in Civil Engineering from USP Escola Politécnica - Universidade de São Paulo, with graduate degrees in Administration and Applied Economics from FGV - Fundação Getúlio Vargas, as well as continuing education certifications issues by institutions such as Harvard Business School, Stanford University, California University and Wharton Business School. Mr. Luz was Executive Vice-President of Duratex, Vice-President of the board of directors and executive officer of Eletropaulo and Financial and Corporate Vice-President of Cofra Latin America (C&A Group). In addition, he acts as chairman of the audit committee at Ultra S.A., member of the audit committee of Empresa de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista S.A., Senior Solution S.A. and acted as director of Light S.A. Currently he is a certified consultant of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance. He is the managing partner of the consultancy Doing Business. Mr. Luz has been our independent director since 2003.

Rodrigo Macedo Alves July 27, 2019 1 year

Rodrigo Macedo Alves: Mr. Alves has 20 years of experience in capital markets. With a degree in economics from PUC-SP and an MBA in finance from IBMEC-SP, he served in the investor relations department of companies such as NET Serviços and Gol Linhas Aéreas, and on the trading desk of Banco Santander. More recently, Rodrigo was the CFO of a telecommunications company and acted as a consultant for several publicly-held companies in the areas of investor relations, capital markets and corporate finance.

João Albérico Porto de Aguiar July 27, 2019 1 year

João Albérico Porto de Aguiar: With more than 20 years of experience in the financial area, João Aguiar worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ for over 12 years and as a controller for companies in the beverage, health, real estate and retail industries. In the later segment, he worked most recently as a Controller at the Máquina de Vendas Group. With extensive experience of organizational and corporate restructuring, as well as ample knowledge of the accounting, financial, structured operation and internal control areas, João Aguiar has a degree in Accounting and a graduate diploma in Corporate Finance from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), with specialization courses in Business Management at the CEDEPE Business School in Pernambuco and in Tax Planning at the Brazilian Tax Planning Institute (IBPT).

People, Management and Governance Committee

The People, Management and Governance Committee is a body supporting the board of directors intended to prepare and propose to the board of directors the compensation of our management bodies.

The People, Management and Governance Committee is a decision-making body, comprised of up to three members, of whom at least one should be an independent director, as defined in the listing rules of the Novo Mercado. The members of the People, Management and Governance Committee will be elected by the board of directors for terms of office of one year, with the possibility for reelection.

People, Management and Governance Committee Members Election Date End of Term
Jânyo Janguiê Bezerra Diniz July 27, 2019 1 year

Jânyo Janguiê Bezerra Diniz: Mr. Diniz received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. He has been the CEO of Grupo Ser Educacional since 2008, and Vice-President of the Instituto de Pesquisa Maurício de Nassau (an NGO that we control) since 2002. Also since 2008, he has been the president of the Sindicato das Instituições de Ensino de Pernambuco (SIESPE). In addition, he acted as board member at PERPASA - Pernambuco Participações S.A., a company operating in the construction and real estate development sector.

Herbert Steingberg July 27, 2019 1 year

Herbert Steingberg: Mr. Steingberg has over 20 years of experience acting as an executive for large corporations and 13 years of experience as businessman and consultant. In the companies where he has worked, he was the leader in several processes of strategic repositioning of different organizations, as well as alignment processes of management and business strategies. Over the last five years, Mr. Steingberg worked as an independent director of Grupo Famastil/Taurus, AMCHAM/Brazil, Care Brasil, and Halexistar Indústrias Farmacêuticas. He performed important work with the board of directors of Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A., where he worked on Banespa privatization process, the Banco Crefisul turnaround, and a purchase performed by Deutsche Bank in the control of Bradesco. He founded his own company 14 years ago, MESA Governança Corporativa, a consultancy focused on the best practices of corporate governance, and is currently one of our independent directors.

Joaldo Janguiê Bezerra Diniz July 27, 2019 1 year

Joaldo Janguiê Bezerra Diniz: Mr. Diniz holds a degree in Systems Analysis from Universidade Salgado de Oliveira, an executive MBA in Management of Higher Education Institutions from UNINASSAU and a post-graduate degree in Convergence Networks and Telecom from UFPE/FIR. He is a professional with over 20 years of nationwide experience in the Education field, and also has experience in areas such as Technology, Services, Finance, Quality and Operations and experience in multidisciplinary training and development of high-performance teams. He is a Service Executive Director at Grupo Ser Educacional, being a Co-Founder of the Group and responsible for the Company’s service areas, consisting of CSC - Centro de Serviços Compartilhados (shared services) and CRA - Central de Relacionamento com o Aluno (student relationship) departments, in addition to other departments such as Treasury, Billing, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Accounting, Fiscal, Assets, Purchases, Human Resources, IT, Supply Chain, Integration, CRA Processing and CRA Student Documentation. He was previously IT Director and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Grupo Ser Educacional.

Mário Bardella Junior July 27, 2019 1 year

Mário Bardella Junior: Mr. Junior holds a degree in Business Administration from Instituto Municipal de São Caetano do Sul, having completed an extension course in Information Systems at FEA - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). He also attending executive education programs at the University of Michigan (USA) and Harvard Business School (USA). He is a certified coach by the University of Columbia (NY-USA) and CCL - Center for Creative Leadership (Colorado, EUA). He also holds a degree in Quality Management from JUSE - Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (Japan). He is a professional with more than 30 years of experience in executive roles in areas such as Human Resources and Corporate Organization. Over the last five years he acted as an Independent Consultant for executive and specialized committees providing support to Boards of Directors. Prior, he was the Human Resources Vice President for Latin America at the American multinational company Newell Brands, a position he held for 12 years, being responsible for Human Resources activities and supporting for business executives in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, being headquartered in Florida (USA). He is Founder and Director of Associação Beneficente Instituto Francis (São Paulo) dedicated to human development programs.

Adriano Azevedo July 27, 2019 1 year

Adriano Azevedo: Mr. Azevedo holds a degree in Business Administration, a post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration. He is currently the Operational Superintendent of Grupo Ser Educacional and Dean of the Planning and Operational divisions of UNINASSAU. He has been in the education field since 2001 and part of Grupo Ser Educacional for 10 years. Previously, he was Academic and Business Director at Faculdade Baiana de Ciências and Executive Partner of Futura Consultoria. Over the last five years, he was Director of Grupo Ser Educacional’s Bahia Unit and later as Operations Officer until becoming Head of Operations. He was Head of the Bahia Unit in 2008 and Operations Officer of the Group since 2009.

Fiscal Council

Our by-laws do not require us to have a permanent fiscal council. When instated, it will be comprised of three members and three alternatives, with a term of office until the annual general shareholders’ meeting following the election, with re-election permitted.

Members of the Board of Directors Position Election Date End of Term
Reginaldo Ferreira Alexandre Sitting Member April 30, 2019 1 year

Reginaldo Ferreira Alexandre: Has a bachelor‘s degree in economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in 1981. With over fifteen years of experience as an investment analyst, organizing and managing analysis teams, he held these positions successively at Citibank, Unibanco, BBA (current Itaú-BBA) and Itaú Corretora de Valores between 1986 and 2002. He also worked as corporate credit analyst at Banco Citibank S.A. from 1983 to 1986 and as a consultant in Accenture‘s strategy area (2002) and Deloitte’s corporate finance area (May 2007 to January 2008). He currently works at ProxyCon Consultoria Empresarial, a company dedicated to consulting and services in the capital markets, finance and corporate governance areas. Reginaldo Ferreira Alexandre has also been a member of the Accounting Pronouncements Committee (CPC) - the entity which formulates Brazilian accounting standards - since its foundation in 2005. He is also a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (CAF). Reginaldo Ferreira Alexandre is a certified investment analyst (CNPI) and a securities Manager accredited by the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM). He is currently a sitting member of Fiscal Councils of the following publicly-held companies: (i) Aliansce Shopping Centers S.A. (elected in April 2014 and reelected in April 2015); (ii) BRF S.A. (elected in April 2015); (iii) Iochpe Maxion (elected in April 2013 and reelected in April 2014 and 2015);(iii) Paraná Banco S.A. (elected in April 2011 and reelected in April 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015);(iii) Petrobras S.A. (elected in April 2013 and reelected in 2014 and 2015); (vi) Ser Educacional S.A. (elected in April 2015 and reelected in April 2017); (vi) Unipar Carbocloro S.A. (elected in April 2015). Alternate member in the following Fiscal Councils: (ii) Grazziotin S.A. (elected in April 2015); (ii) Indústrias Romi S.A. (elected in March 2015); (vi) SLC Agrícola (alternate; elected in April 2013 and in April 2014 and 2015).

Fernando Eduardo Ramos dos Santos Sitting Member April 30, 2019 1 year

Fernando Eduardo Ramos dos Santos: Born on October 11, 1980, Mr. Santos holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás (2003) and a graduate degree in Business Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2006). Mr. Santos is currently partner of BDO Auditores Independentes, where he has acted for over 15 years. He is an Auditor registered at the National Registry of Independent Auditors (CNAI), the Brazilian Central Bank (BACEN) and the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM). He is also member of BDO’s Technical Committee, member of the Independent Auditor’s Institute (IBRACON), member of GT 6 - Ibracon’s Technical Group of the Electricity Segment.

Nazareno Habib Ouvidor Bichara Sitting Member April 30, 2019 1 year

Nazareno Habib Ouvidor Bichara: He holds a degree in Economics and Accounting from Universidade da Amazônia (UNAMA), a Master’s degree in Accounting and Controllership from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and an MBA in Audit from Fundação Getulio Vargas. He is currently the CEO at the Leal Moreira Group. He was Chief Financial Officer of the Ser Educacional Group from 2009 to 2015, and Pro-Rector of Administration and Finance at Centro Universitário Maurício de Nassau (Uninassau) from 2012 to 2015. In 2013, he took office as Vice President for Private Entities of the Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives (IBEF Pernambuco). He was auditor at Ernst Young from 1993 and 1998. Between 1999 and 2002, he also acted as internal auditor at Albras Alumínio Brasileiro S.A., a company in the aluminum industry. In addition, he was executive director at Multibank between 2004 and 2006 and executive director at Diários Associados do Rio Grande do Norte e Paraíba between 2006 and 2008.

Francisco de Assis Gomes Silva Alternate Member April 30, 2019 1 year

Francisco de Assis Gomes Silva: Mr. Assis Gomes graduated in accounting sciences from Unianhanguera (Goiás) in April1998. He is a specialist in tax law from Universidade Católica de Goiás, and holds a master‘s degree in agro industrial management and production from Uniderp (Mato Grosso do Sul) (September 2008), and MBA in capital markets from the Indiana State University (August 2013), Private Wealth Management from the Wharton School-University of Pennsylvania (October 2014) and business management from the Yale School of Management (June 2011).He was a partner at the Tax Division of Arthur Andersen, Chicago LLC (USA) from January 1991 to December 1993, of EY (Brazil) from December 2006 to March 2009 and was emerging markets analyst at Salomon Brothers Inc, in Miami (USA), between January 1994 and June 1995.He is currently executive officer at Gennesys Consulting (Brazil), BRZ Capital (USA) and Miami Family Office & School (USA).

Antônio Carlos Moreira Ventura Alternate Members April 30, 2019 1 year

Antônio Carlos Moreira Ventura: Mr. Ventura holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Accounting, both from Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP) and an executive MBA in Business Management from FGV - Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He is a Managing Partner at ACV Consultores em Negócios Ltda. and Ventura & Figueiredo Expertises em Soluções Empresariais Ltda., providing acting as an advisory, guidance and business consultant for financial management, strategic planning, management models and corporate governance. He is member of the Board of Directors of Saraiva Equipamentos Ltda. and a finance professor at BAEX - Brasil Executive Education. He also served as Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Executive Officer for more than 35 in companies of various economic segments, such as: Grupo Fernandes Vieira, Refrescos Guararapes Ltda. (Coca-Cola Recife) and Grupo Bunge.

Walter Luis Bernardes Albertoni Alternate Members April 30, 2019 1 year

Walter Luis Bernardes Albertoni: holds a bachelor‘s degree in law, graduated in 1992 from Faculdade Paulista de Direito da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. He is also a lawyer, inscribed in the OAB/SP under number 123283, with office at Rua Viradouro, 63/21, in the city and state of São Paulo. He holds a graduate degree in civil procedural law (PUCSP-COGEAE), in corporate law and tax law (LLM Insper, former IBMEC-SP), with more than twenty years of experience in civil, corporate and business matters. He participated in various M&A operations, as well as analyzed and prepared opinions on corporate operations relevant to the Brazilian securities market. He has worked for approximately eight years as an outsourced legal adviser for the Association of Capital Market Investors (AMEC), issuing opinions and preparing institutional manifestations in defense of the rights and interests of minority shareholders. Fiscal Council member at Petróleo Brasileiro S/A (2013-current). Alternate member of the National Financial System´s Council of Appeal (CRSFN) (2012-current). He is also a member of the Technical Body of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (CAF).