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 2017 OGM 2019
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 2017 OGM 2019

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.

Paula Bellizia Independent Board Member OGM 2017 OGM 2019

Managing Director of Microsoft in Brazil, Paula graduated in Computing Sciences from Fatec Unesp, and obtained a graduate degree in Marketing at ESPM and an MBA in Business at FIA USP. She specialized at the Dom Cabral Foundation-INSEAD. She worked for a time at Apple, where she was country manager for Brazil, and at Facebook as sales director for Latin America. At the start of her career she worked at Whirlpool, Telefônica and Microsoft, where she was in charge of Sales and Marketing before being promoted to head of Operations. She returned to the company in 2015 as Managing Director.

Guilherme Affonso Ferreira Independent Board Member OGM 2017 OGM 2019

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.

Alexandre Café Birman Board Member OGM 2017 OGM 2019

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.

Luiz Fernando Giorgi Board Member OGM 2017 OGM 2019

holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation, and was president of the Hay Group and Executive Vice President of Suzano Holding, which he left to set up his own leadership and corporate management company, LFG, in 2005. He has provided coaching for CEOs and businessmen for more than a decade, and is on the board of several Brazilian companies.

Juliana Rozenbaum Board Member OGM 2017 OGM 2019

Juliana Rozenbaum has 13 years of experience in Sell Side Equity Research, focusing primarily on companies in the Consumer and Retail segment. She has worked at several financial institutions and, between 2007 and May 2013, at Itaú BBA, where she currently serves as an advisor to this segment. Previously, she served as a Buy Side economist at institutions such as JGP, Pactual and Icatu. Over the years, she has been repeatedly awarded by Institutional Investor for her coverage of Retail and Consumer Goods segments. Juliana has studied Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Rio de Janeiro and has earned the CFA® designation.

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 OGM 2017 OGM 2019

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 05/21/2018 OGM 2019

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).

Aline Penna Investor Relations Officer 05/21/2018 OGM 2019

Aline Penna has 14 years of experience in the financial market, having worked throughout her career in banks in the areas of Buy-Side Equity Research, Private Equity and Investment Banking / M & A. Prior to joining Arezzo&Co in April 2017, Aline spent 6 years as a senior analyst at HSBC Asset Management and Bradesco Asset Management, focusing on coverage of consumer and retail companies in Brazil and Latin America. Aline Penna holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Marco Antônio Ferreira Coelho Officer with no specific designation OGM 2017 OGM 2019

Marco Antônio Ferreira Coelho joined the Company in 1982. He was elected officer with no specific designation in May 2013. Mr. Marco Antônio Ferreira Coelho has also been secretary of the Company’s Audit and Risk Committee since April 2012. Previously, he held the position of accounting manager, since July 1, 1982. He holds a bachelor degree in Accounting Science and Business Administration from Newton Paiva Ferreira Cultural Institute; a graduate degree in Accounting Consultancy from Newton Paiva Ferreira; and a graduate degree in internal audit (not completed) from UFMG in 2010. Mr. Marco Antônio Ferreira Coelho was an accountant at Curtume Santa Helena S/A from April 1978 to July 1982, and he was also an accountant at Calçados Della Croce S/A from October 1971 to March 1978.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is a non-permanent body. It may be installed in any fiscal year upon the request of shareholders. Currently, we do not have an Audit Committee installed.

Name Position Date of Election Term
Martin da Silva Gesto Sitting Member OGM 2018 OGM 2019
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.
Clóvis José Ceretta Sitting Member OGM 2018 OGM 2019
Graduated in Electronic Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, graduated in Business Administration from the Center for Unified Education and Brasília, Graduated in Law from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Master in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. He worked for 10 years as an engineer officer of the Aeronautics of Brazil. From 1994 to March 2018, auditor of Internal Revenue Service of the State of Rio Grande do Sul.
Ricardo Gus Maltz Sitting Member OGM 2018 OGM 2019
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?”
José Roberto Alfaros Alternate Member OGM 2018 OGM 2019
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from PUC-RS, Graduate in Finance from FGV- RJ- Post Graduated from the Dom Cabral Foundation, and a MBA from Ohio University USA. He has worked as executive officer in several companies such as PLASCAR, ALSUR, JOHNSON CONTROLS. Since 2008 he serves as Superintendent officer of DHB Group components.
Luiz Vitor Andrade Alvim Alternate Member OGM 2018 OGM 2019
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Sciences from UFMG in 1976; External audit manager at the firm Fernando Motta Associados, from 1975 to l980, being responsible for the audit of the state-owned company Ruralminas with financing in US$ by the Inter-American Development Bank. Responsible for the audit of Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A. in1979 and 1980. Internal auditor of Grupo Fayal S.A., which comprised the companies -Cia. Industrial and Agricultural West of Minas. Chief Financial Officer of Arezzo Industria e Comercio Ltda, currently Arezzo SA, from 1981 to 1997
Márcio Lúcio Gurgel Alternate Member OGM 2018 OGM 2019
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Sciences – 1987 and in Business Administration – 1993. He worked for 10 years in the accounting and financial area of the company ACESITA – CIA. STEELS SPICES ACCESSES, and from 1995 to 2003 was financial director of the Arezzo & Co Group. Currently, he owns a consulting company focused on controls and strategic management of companies.