Board of Directors, Executive Board and Committees

The Company’s Board of Directors is composed of at least 3 (three) and at most 7 (seven) members, all elected and removable by the General Meeting, with a unified mandate of 01 (one) year, with reelection being allowed.

At least 2 (two)members of the Board of Directors or 20% (twenty percent), whichever is greater, must be independent directors.


Name Term of Mandate Date of Possession Office
Mário Sérgio Ayres Cunha Ribeiro
1 year 05/13/2021 President

Mário Sérgio Ayres Cunha Ribeiro. Mr. Ribeiro is co-founder and partner of DNA Capital Consultoria Ltda. He has been a member of the board of directors of companies like Dasa, GSC and Beep Saúde. Prior to joining DNA Capital, Mr. Ribeiro was the CEO of One Health, a premium health plan of UnitedHealth Brazil (formerly known as Amil Group) and Commercial Officer of UnitedHealth Brazil. He started his career in the Asset Management division of Banco Bozano. Mário has a degree in economics from IBMEC/RJ and has an MBA from FIA/USP. He has also completed an executive program in strategy at INSEAD.

Thayan Nascimento Harmann
1 year 05/13/2021 Member

Thayan Nascimento Hartmann. Mr. Hartmann is the partner responsible for the private equity practice at DNA Capital Consultoria Ltda. Previously, he was a member of the boards of directors of the companies Mafra Group, Cremer, GSC, Lavebras and Elis Brasil. Prior to joining DNA Capital, he worked at Angra Partners, as an Associate in the Private Equity team. Thayan Hartmann holds the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) certification, is Manager of Securities Portfolio authorized by the CVM and holds the CGA certification from ANBIMA. He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Universidade de São Paulo.

Luiz Felipe Duarte Martins Costa
1 year 05/13/2021 Member

Luiz Felipe Duarte Martins Costa. Mr. Costa is partner and legal officer of DNA Capital Consultoria Ltda., as well as a Member of the Board of Directors, based in São Paulo. Prior to joining DNA Capital, Mr. Costa was founding partner of Stocche Forbes Advogados and partner of Machado Meyer Advogados, with more than 20 years of experience in the sector. Currently, he is a member of the board of directors of GSC Integradora de Saúde. Previously, Mr. Costa was a member of the board of directors of several companies and took part in a series of international mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Costa has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in law from Universidade de São Paulo.

Ricardo Pechinho Hallack
1 year 05/13/2021 Independent Member

Ricardo Pechinho Hallack. Mr. Hallack joined Temasek in December 2010 as Investment Officer in the Brazilian office. Currently, he serves as member of the boards of Mafra Group and Neoway. Before joining Temasek, Mr. Hallack worked in private equity at The Rohatyn Group with a focus on emerging markets, first based in New York and then in São Paulo (from 2004 to 2010). Ricardo started his career in the investment bank division of Morgan Stanley (New York) where he focused on telecom transactions, media and technology between 2001 and 2004. Mr. Hallack has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Georgetown University. He is also a CFA charterholder and member of the São Paulo Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Hallack is also an independent member of our board of directors.

Paula Paschoal Queiroz de Morais
1 year 05/13/2021 Independent Member

Paula Paschoal is CEO of PayPal Brasil, as well as a member of Fundação Dom Cabral CEO Legacy and board member of AMCHAM and PraValer!

Prior to joining Paypal, she worked in the retail industry.

Paula has a bachelor degree in Administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado -FAAP. Also in the academic area, she specialized in the area at Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV.

Ms. Paschoal is also an independent member of our board of directors.

The Company’s Executive Board will be composed of at least 3 (three) members, and at most 8 (eight) members, including a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Financial Officer, an Investor Relations Officer and the others without specific designation, they may be shareholders or not, resident in the country, elected annually by the Board of Directors, with cumulation of positions and reelection permitted. Once the term of office has expired, the directors will continue to exercise their positions until the investiture of their substitutes.

The Executive board has broad powers of administration and management of the businesses, being able to perform all the necessary acts to manage the Company and represent it before third parties, in court or out of it, and before any public authority and federal, state or municipal government bodies, exercise normal management powers, sign documents, deeds, contracts and credit instruments, issue and endorse checks, open, operate and close bank accounts; to contract loans, granting guarantees, to acquire, sell, encumber or assign, in whole or in part, movable or immovable property, subject to the matters that depend on the approval of the Board of Directors and the specific powers of the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer and the Investor Relations Officer.


Name Term of Mandate Date of Possession Office
Leonardo Almeida Byrro
1 year 08/25/2021 Chief Executive Officer and Investor Relations Officer

Leonardo Almeida Byrro. Mr. Byrro is our chief executive officer. He has 20 years of experience in engineering and business management. He started his career at Microsoft (from 2002 to 2003), where he was product manager. He was also a sales manager at Anheuser-Busch InBev for four years and four months. He was a general director and vice-president of global supply at BRF between 2016 and 2017, and was a partner of Tarpon Investimentos from 2010 to 2017. He was also the chief executive officer of Cremer S.A., from 2013 to 2016, where he had previously been head of operations, from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Byrro has a bachelor’s degree in electric engineering from Escola de Engenharia Mauá, a postgraduate degree in marketing from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing and an MBA in Management from Northwestern University.

Lúcio Flávio Bueno
1 year 08/25/2021 Operations Officer

Lúcio Flávio Bueno. Mr. Bueno has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidade Gama Filho, and a postgraduate degree in Finance Management from IAG PUC Rio and Enterprising Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He has more than 36 years of experience, of which he spent 16 years at Banco do Brasil where he managed many branches, and became Regional Superintendent, 10 years at Aloés Ind. Com. Ltda (manufacturer of disposable products) where he served as CFO and chief operations officer, and 10 years at Mafra Hospitalar. At Viveo, he was the head of areas such as the Financial Executive Board, Technology and Systems Executive Board and Operations Executive Board. Currently, he is the COO of Viveo, ecosystem in healthcare in Brazil. He monitored the development of Mafra in the past decade with the following principal highlights: (a) implementation of ERP Protheus and integration of CRM Money in 2011; (b) creation of Health Log as logistics operator of the group in 2013; (c) leadership in hospital distribution in 2015; (d) structuring of logistic operations, Storage and Transportation, in the Northeast and South regions of Brazil; (e) work with the governments of the states of Goiás, Paraná and the Brazilian federal district, with legal/tax support, for structuring of tax benefits valid in the Group; (f) work with the pharmaceutical industry supporting the supply processes of Mafra; (g) participation in international meetings with Argon, where the group began to operate as Master Dealer and holder of licenses at Anvisa for all the lines of products; (h) conducting of negotiations with DNA Capital for sale of 37% of the share capital; (i) active participation in the acquisition of Tecnocold, accounting for all the operating integration of that company into Mafra Group; (j) participation in the structuring of Funding, through debentures, with Banco do Brasil, Itaú and Bradesco, for acquisition of Cremer. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of CCM, a Brazilian manufacturer of disposable diapers.

Guilherme Fonseca Goulart
1 year 08/25/2021 Chief Financial Officer

Guilherme Fonseca Goulart. Mr. Goulart is our chief financial officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in the accounting area, and held the Comptrollership of AmBev from 1999 to 2002, Comptroller at Valspar from 2002 to 2013 and superintendent at Cremer S.A. from 2013 to 2019. His principal competencies involve corporate planning and statistical forecasting. Mr. Goulart has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Universidade de São Paulo and has an MBA in Finance from Fundação Instituto de Administração.

Renan de Almeida Hervelha
1 year 08/25/2021 Commercial Officer

Renan De Almeida Hervelha. Mr. Hervelha is our commercial officer. He has diversified professional experience, and he held the position of Officer Underwriter at Danone S.A., in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, and of Global Sales Officer at the same company, in its head office in France and in Brazil. He worked at Flora Cosméticos e Limpeza as a national pharmaceutical and retail sales manager, and at Johnson & Johnson, where he held the position of National Manager. Mr. Hervelha has a bachelor’s degree in Administration from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Marketing from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing.

Thiago Liska
1 year 08/25/2021 Diagnostic Officer

Thiago Liska. Mr. Liska is an executive officer with significant experience in business development and the commercial area, with more than 12 years of experience in large national and multinational companies like Unilever, Credit Suisse, Whirlpool and Dasa. He has knowledge in activities related to business development and management, such as commercial strategy, development of categories, pricing, planning of demand, strategic planning, management practices and financial controls.

Name Term of Mandate Date of Possession Office
José Antonio Miguel Neto
Until April 30, 2022 03/15/2021 Coordinator

José Antonio Miguel Neto. Mr. Neto has more than 39 years of experience in the practice of law, being founding partner of the law firm Miguel Neto Advogados, founded in 1990. During his career, he worked as a lawyer and was part of Baker & Mackenzie Brasil between 1989 and 1990. He was manager of the tax litigation area at Johnson & Johnson S.A. from 1986 to 1989 and a lawyer at Nestle S.A., and worked in the Tax Law area from 1983 to 1986. He was an attorney at KSB Bombas Hidráulicas S.A. between 1982 and 1983 and is a former Judge of the Court of Taxes and Fees of the Finance Department of the State of São Paulo. Mr. Miguel Neto has a bachelor’s degree in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (1985), with a specialization in tax law. He has also completed a specialization in jurisprudence at the Parker School of Columbia University of New York New York in 1989, with specialization in Jurisprudence Applied to Tax Planning; in Coopers & Lybrand, São Paulo, with specialization in International Law; in Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, New York, with a specialization in Arbitration.

Ricardo Pechinho Hallack
Until April 30, 2022 07/28/2021 Audit Member and Member of Board of Director Independent

Ricardo Pechinho Hallack. Mr. Hallack joined Temasek in December 2010 as Investment Officer in the Brazilian office. Currently, he serves as member of the boards of Mafra Group and Neoway. Before joining Temasek, Mr. Hallack worked in private equity at The Rohatyn Group with a focus on emerging markets, first based in New York and then in São Paulo (from 2004 to 2010). Ricardo started his career in the investment bank division of Morgan Stanley (New York) where he focused on telecom transactions, media and technology between 2001 and 2004. Mr. Hallack has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Georgetown University. He is also a CFA charterholder and member of the São Paulo Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Hallack is also an independent member of our board of directors.

Paulo Sérgio Cruz Dortas Matos
Until April 30, 2022 03/15/2021 Audit Member

Paulo Sergio Dortas Matos. Mr. Matos has more than 30 years of experience in external audit in global companies. His experience also includes leadership in due diligence projects for private equity funds and venture capital. He was responsible for the Audit Division of Grant Thorton do Brasil, and at Ernst & Young he was the leading partner of Strategic Growth Markets where he focused on assisting companies in preparing for private equity investments and public listing. Currently, he is an independent consultant and a member of committees of several segments in publicly and privately held companies. In the third sector, Mr. Matos dedicates part of his time as mentor of Endeavor, a non-governmental organization which operates with companies with high growth potential. In addition, he is also a member of the Regional Accounting Council (Conselho Regional de Contabilidade).

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