Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Pursuant to the Company’s bylaws and following Novo Mercado’s corporate standards, the board of directors consists of a minimum of five members, and a maximum of ten, all of whom are elected at shareholders’ meeting with a two-year term (reelection permitted). At least 20% of the Company’s board of directors must be independent members.
The current composition of the Company’s board of directors is as follows:

Name Position Date of Election Term
Alessandro Giuseppe Carlucci Chairman OGM 2021 OGM 2023
He graduated in Business Administration from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and holds an Executive MBA from PDG/SDE Escola de Negócios. Carlucci headed Natura for more than a decade, finally leaving in 2014. He was on the boards of Redecard and Alcoa Latam and a member of the Advisory Council of Itaú-Unibanco. He chaired the World Association of Direct Sales Companies. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Lojas Renner, chairman of the board of Business for Social Responsibility (SBR) and a board member of Demin Center. He is also Executive in Residence at Columbia University.
José Ernesto Beni Bolonha Vice Chairman OGM 2021 OGM 2023

Founder and president of Ethos Desenvolvimento Humano e Organizacional, he is a member of the INSPER Assessment Council. He obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology and Administration at Pontifícia Universidade (PUC), Universidade Mackenzie (SP), and Bowling Green State University and University of Kalamazoo in the USA. He works as a specialist consultant in family company succession planning, with an emphasis on corporate and business models and on setting up governance. He is on the board of several companies and educational institutions.

 Alexandre Café Birman Board Member OGM 2021 OGM 2023

CEO of Arezzo&Co since 2013, Alexandre has more than 20 years’ experience in the footwear business. He was still very young when he started making shoes, in the family firm, until in 1995 he founded Schutz, which today is one of the brands in the company’s portfolio. He was awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in the world footwear industry, the “Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award”, one of the famous Footwear News Achievement Awards. He studied at FUMEC University in Belo Horizonte and took part in the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School, in Boston, USA.

Guilherme Affonso Ferreira Independent Board Member OGM 2021 OGM 2023

Holds an undergraduate degree in Production Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and studied overseas on extension courses. He has experience in managing publicly-held companies such as Unibanco Holdings, Santista Têxtil, Manah S.A. and Coldex Frigo. Currently he is CEO of Bahema Participações S.A., a financial investment company. He is also a board member of companies such as Petrobras, SulAmérica S.A, Eternit S.A, Tavex Algodonera, Banco Indusval and Gafisa.

Renata Figueiredo de Moraes Vichi Independent Board Member OGM 2021 OGM 2023

Graduated from FIAM in Advertising, Renata has worked at the CRM Group, controller of the Kopenhagen, Brasil Cacau and Kop Koffee brands, since 1998, having held positions in the Marketing, Commercial, Expansion and Vice-Chair. Renata has been the CEO of the CRM Group since February 2020.

Rony Meisler Board Member OGM 2021 OGM 2023

Graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC) in Production Engineering, Rony is the founder of the Reserva Group, and has been the Chief Executive Officer of the companies of the Reserva group, Vamoquevamo Empreendimentos e Participações S.A. and Tiferet Comércio de Roupas Ltda. from 2006 to the present date.

Juliana Buchaim Corrêa da Fonseca Independent Board Member OGM 2021 OGM 2023

Graduated in Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of São Paulo (USP), Juliana is currently a partner and manager of Sumauma Capital, an advisory board member to +60 Saúde and Behup (Behavior Tech). She is also a member of the Commission of Innovation of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance – IBGC since 2019.

Board of Executive Officers

The Company’s board of executive officers is composed of at least two, and a maximum of ten, members, shareholders or not, who are elected and may be removed at any time by the board of directors (overlapping roles permitted).

The current composition of the Company’s board of executive officers is as follows:

Name Position Date of Election Term
Alexandre Café Birman Chief Executive Officer 04/29/2021 OGM 2023

CEO of Arezzo&Co since 2013, Alexandre has more than 20 years’ experience in the footwear business. He was still very young when he started making shoes, in the family firm, until in 1995 he founded Schutz, which today is one of the brands in the company’s portfolio. He was awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in the world footwear industry, the “Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award”, one of the famous Footwear News Achievement Awards. He studied at FUMEC University in Belo Horizonte and took part in the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School, in Boston, USA.

Rafael Sachete Corporate Vice President and CEO 04/29/2021 OGM 2023

Mr. Rafael Sachete joined Arezzo&Co in 2004, having worked for most of this period in the Company’s financial and corporate areas. He held the positions of Finance/Treasury Manager and General Manager, leading Finance, Legal, Tax and Accounting of Arezzo&Co. Between the years of 2013 and 2014, he was responsible for the implementation of the SAP system. Mr. Rafael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and an MBA in Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He also is Director of ABLAC (Brazilian Association of Artifacts and Footwear Retailers).

Fiscal Council

The current composition of the Company’s Fiscal Council is as follows:

Name Position Date of Election Term
Martin da Silva Gesto Sitting Member OGM 2021 OGM 2023
Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PhD – Department of Financial, Economic and Tax Law, from University of São Paulo, Master’s degree in Law from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Currently, he is Councilor, representative of the taxpayers, of 2nd Ordinary Class, of the 2nd House of Representatives and the 2nd CARF Trial Section, being also Vice-President of said Class. He has also worked for more than 10 years in law firms, always acting with tax and tax law.
João Luiz Trindade Telles da Silva Sitting Member OGM 2021 OGM 2023
Business Administrator (CRA / RS 33731) and Bachelor of Science in Accounting (PUCRS) with knowledge in Production Engineering, Corporate Finance, Controllership and Corporate Law. He has been a consultant to the Restructuring and Performance Nucleus since 2006, of which he is a founding partner. Career consolidated through the management of companies in financial crisis, where he served as Executive responsible for the process of Corporate Reorganization and Consultant, standing out in the areas of: Civil Construction, Industrial Automation, Aviation, Textiles and Food. Among the main activities, the creation and participation of boards and Administration and Management groups at the operational, tactical and strategic levels stands out; the support to the development of Cisões, Mergers and Mergers from the accounting, administrative and negotiating point of view; Negotiation and elaboration of strategies with Stakeholders; internal and external conduction of restructuring projects, targeting and implementation of tools and conduits linked to the company’s management; Crisis management and Development of new sources of resources.
Ricardo Gus Maltz Sitting Member OGM 2021 OGM 2023
Managing Partner of Legati Consultoria em Gestão Empresarial.
Master in Business Management by FGV-EBAPE RJ, post-graduate and MBA in Finance and Business Management by FGV-EPGE and Strategic Marketing by Insper, graduated in Economics from PUCRS.
Coordinated the Division of Economics of Federasul from 2013 to 2016. Professional experience as a company advisor and CEO, consultant in several processes of restructuring companies in the industrial, freight transportation, retail, services, footwear and components for footwear and leather, among others.
Professor of FGV’s MBA course, in the discipline “Business Strategy” and “Business Games”.
He has developed a line of research in succession processes in family companies and strategic management, with work published in EnANPA (2008) titled “Is Isomorphism in Brazilian Academic Accounting Periods?”