Management & Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of at least five and at most ten full members, who may or may not be shareholders, all of whom are elected and may be removed by the Shareholders’ Meeting, with a unified term of office of one (1) year; reelection is allowed.

The Board of Directors, together with the Executive Board, has the mission to protect and increase the value of Aeris’ assets, in accordance with the provisions of the Company’s Bylaws, representing the interests of the shareholders and other agents with whom the Company and its subsidiaries have a relationship.

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Alexandre Funari Negrão Chair of the Board of Directors

Mr. Negrão earned a degree in Advertising from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas – PUCCAMP in 1976. Mr. Negrão served as CEO of Medley S/A Indústria Farmacêutica, of which he was a controlling shareholder, until 1998. In 1998, he left the statutory board and served as the Chair of Medley’s Advisory Board until 2009, when he sold 100% of his shareholding interest to the French multinational Sanofi-Aventis. In 2010, he founded the Company and since then has been the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Luiz Henrique Del Cistia Thonon Board member

Mr. Thonon graduated in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas – PUCCAMP in 2005. He also earned an MBA in Business Management from FGV in 2008. Mr. Thonon started his career in 2006 at Medley S/A Indústria Farmacêutica, as a member of Medley’s legal department. In 2009, after the former controlling shareholder sold 100% of his shareholding interest at Medley, Mr. Thonon became the Chief Legal Officer of Conforto Empreendimentos e Participações S/A, where he has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018. He has been a member of the Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Council of the Brazilian Machinery and Equipment Industry Association – ABIMAQ since 2020 and registered with the Brazilian Bar Association – OAB/SP under number 250.777.

Gisela Sarnes Negrão Assis Board member

Ms. Assis earned a degree in Advertising from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas – PUCCAMP in 2000 and a graduate degree in Project Management from the Dom Cabral Foundation in 2006. Ms. Assis started her career in 2003 as a marketing analyst at Medley S/A Indústria Farmacêutica, where she also held the positions of Sports Marketing Manager and, later, Branding Manager until 2008. From 2010 to 2013, she owned and managed fashion retail franchise stores (Osklen). In 2014, she founded Lapima Eyewear, where she has held the position of Sales Officer, having been responsible for expanding the brand in the Brazilian, North American and European markets.

Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho Independent Board member

Mr. Edison Ticle has a degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP). He also has a master’s degree in Economics from FGV and an MBA in Business Economics from USP. Mr. Ticle began his career in 1999 at BTG Pactual. He also worked as Senior Portfolio Manager at Constellation Asset Management and Black River Gestão de Investimentos (owned by Cargill). In 2007, he joined Banco Safra, where he was the Chief Treasurer and Head of Proprietary Trading. In February 2009, Edison Ticle joined Minerva, where he has been the Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer since April 2010. Since 2020, he has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Soma S/A and Aeris S/A, coordinating the Audit and Risk Committees of the two companies.

Solange David Independent Board member

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Centro Universitário FMU (SP), a bachelor’s degree in History from FFLCH-USP, a teaching degree in History from the School of Education (FE-USP), a graduate degree in Corporate Law from PUC-SP, an MBA in Energy from USP, and a master’s degree and a PhD in Sciences – Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of USP. Until 2002, Solange David was a lawyer at law firm Wald Advogados e Azevedo Sodré Advogados. She was executive manager in the Chamber of Electric Energy Commercialization (CCEE) from 2002 to 2014; a member of the Electricity Sector Monitoring Committee (CMSE) through CCEE from 2014 and 2020; Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of CCEE from 2015 and 2020; a board member of the CCEE from 2014 and 2020; a member of the Energy Law Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo; and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Cigre Brasil since 2019. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Aeris Energy S.A.

Executive Board

Our Executive Board is composed of six (6) Executive Officers, all of whom with a three (3)-year term of office; reelection is allowed. 

The Executive Board is responsible for performing all acts, no matter how specific or special, necessary for the normal operation of the Company and the achievement of its purpose, in accordance with the provisions of the Company’s Bylaws, representing the interests of the shareholders and other agents with whom the Company and its subsidiaries have a relationship.

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Bruno Vilela Cunha Chief Executive Officer and Commercial Officer

Mr. Cunha has a degree in Business Administration from IBMEC/BH and an Executive MBA from the Dom Cabral Foundation. Mr. Cunha began his career in 2005 as an INDG consultant, having worked for several companies: Gerdau Ameristeel, in the United States, in 2005; Magnesita and the affiliate company RASA, in Argentina, in 2006; InBev, in Western Europe (Leuven, Belgium), in 2006 and 2007; and ALESAT Combustível, Suzano Petroquímica and SATIPEL in 2007. In 2008, he was an Executive Partner at Vilela Cunha Consultoria LTDA, serving Medley and PRODAP. He joined Medley as Controllership Manager in the same year and became the Business Effectiveness and Planning Officer in 2009. He joined the Company as the Business Effectiveness and Planning Officer in 2010; he was the Chief Executive Officer from 2014 to 2017; In 2017 he was responsible for setting up the service business unit in the United States. In 2021, Mr. Vilela returned as Chief Executive Officer, accumulating the position of Commercial Officer.

Bruno Lolli Planning and Investor Relations Officer

Mr. Lolli has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the São Carlos School of Engineering – EESC/USP. He also holds a specialization degree in Business Administration with emphasis on Finance – FGV/EAESP. Mr. Lolli began his career in 2007 as a sales engineer at EMBRAER, where he worked until 2010. In 2010, he joined the Company, where he served as Chief Administrative and Financial Officer from 2010 to 2014; Planning and Management Officer from 2014 to 2017; Supply and Integrated Management Officer from 2017 to 2020. He is currently the Company’s Planning Officer and Investor Relations Officer.

Cassio Cancela e Penna Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Penna holds a degree in Automation and Control Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG. He also earned a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) and an Executive MBA from the Dom Cabral Foundation. Mr. Penna began his career in 2004 at Cedro Têxtil. He worked at Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes as a Maintenance Engineer in 2005 and 2006 and at Embraer as a Process Development Engineer from 2007 to 2010. He joined Aeris as Production Officer in 2010. He has been the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since 2014.

Daniel Henrique da Costa Mello Industrial Officer

Mr. Mello graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of São Paulo – USP. Mr. Mello began his career in 2005 at Aeroálcool Tecnologia in Franca –SP. He also worked as a Process Development Engineer at Embraer for three years. Mr. Mello joined the Company in 2010 as Industrial Officer, where he also worked as New Business Officer from 2014 to 2017. He has been the Company’s Industrial Officer since 2017.

Vitor Santos Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Santos graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of São Paulo – USP. He also has an MBA from COOPPEAD/UFRJ and a graduate degree from Stanford University. Mr. Santos began his career in 2005 at Opto Eletrônica, where he worked until 2007. He worked as a Development Engineer at Embraer from 2007 to 2010. He joined the Company in 2010 as Research and Development Officer and served as Industrial Officer from 2014 to 2017 and as Engineering Officer from 2017 to 2020. Currently, he is the Company’s Chief Technology Officer.

Marcio José Marzola Chief Administrative and Financial Officer

Mr. Marzola earned a degree in Economics from the University of Marília/SP. He also completed an international MBA in Business Management from FGV/RJ, an MBA in Controllership and Finance from Centro Universitário Eurípides de Marília, a graduate degree in Management Consulting from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP), a university extension program from the University of California/USA and a master’s degree in Economics from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC). Mr. Marzola began his career in 1995 as a Sales Manager at Gevise Industria de Estofados. He worked as a Statistician at the Planning and Management Secretariat of São Paulo State in 1997 and 1998, as a General Manager at Index Industrial de Artefatos Plásticos from 1999 to 2001, as Chief Administrative and Financial Officer at Hospital Europa from 2002 to 2006, as Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the joint venture DanVigor – Vigor S.A. from 2007 to 2010, as Chief Administrative Officer at Lácteos Brasil S.A. in 2011 and as Chief Financial Officer at Rio Bravo in 2012 and 2013. Mr. Marzola joined the Company in 2014 and has since then worked as Chief Administrative and Financial Officer.

Audit Committee

The Company has a Statutory Audit Committee. It is a collegiate body with a permanent functioning directly linked to the Board of Directors, which operates independently from the Company’s Executive Board, and aims to advise the Board of Directors on the monitoring and the quality control of financial statements and financial information, as well as on the risk management and internal controls of the Company.

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Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho Coordinator of the Statutory Audit Committee

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP). He also has a master’s degree in Economics from FGV and an MBA in Business Economics from USP. Edison began his career in 1999 at BTG Pactual. He also worked as Senior Portfolio Manager at Constellation Asset Management and Black River Gestão de Investimentos (owned by Cargill). In 2007, he joined Banco Safra, where he was the Chief Treasurer and Head of Proprietary Trading. In February 2009, he joined Minerva, where he has been the Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer since April 2010. Since 2020, he has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Soma S/A and Aeris S/A, coordinating the Audit and Risk Committees of the two companies.

Eduardo Luiz Rota Member of the Committee

He has been responsible for Business Consulting at VACC – Verdus since 2013. He was the Controllership Officer at Minerva S.A. from January 2011 and June 2013. At Minerva S.A, he also acted (i) as the Officer responsible for serving the Fiscal Council (FC) and for directing all meetings of said council; and (ii) as the Officer responsible for managerial and strategic information used at the Board of Directors’ meetings (BoD), with occasional participation in said Board meetings. He was also Audit Partner and Officer at BDO Trevisan for two years (until January 2011), where he started his career as a trainee in June 2000. At the Company, he was Partner and Officer and Senior Manager, being responsible for conducting audits at publicly held companies and for serving the Fiscal Council of the following companies: JBSS/A, Paranapanema S/A, Eluma S/A, and Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC).

Fabrício La Gamba Member of the Committee

He has been Partner and Officer in charge of the Corporate Finance area at VACC – Verdus since October 2013. He is an independent member of the Family Council of Sol Farma Comércio de Produtos Farmacêuticos S.A. and of J. Moreira Comercial de Alimentos LTDA. He was audit manager at KPMG and BDO Trevisan, where he started his career in June 2006 (as a trainee) and ended in September 2013. At KPMG, he was the manager responsible for conducting audits at publicly held companies, for serving the Company’s Fiscal Council and the Board of Directors’ meetings of the following companies: CMAA Companhia Mineira de Açúcar e Álcool Participações S.A., Transbrasiliana Concessionária de Rodovia S.A., Viarondon Concessionária de Rodovia S.A. and Iguá Saneamento S.A.

At BDO Trevisan, he was the manager responsible for conducting audits at publicly held companies, and for serving the Fiscal Council of the following companies: JBSS/A and Marfrig Global Foods S.A.

Fiscal Council

The Fiscal Council is composed of at least three and at the most five sitting members and an equal number of alternate members, shareholders or not, elected and removable from office any time by the General Meeting, as per paragraph 4 of article 161 of Brazilian Corporation Law, with term of office until the first General Meeting to be held after their election, reelection being permitted.

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Eliardo Araújo Lopes Vieira Sitting member of the Fiscal Council

Mr. Eliardo earned an Accounting degree from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (SP), an LLM in Business Law from IBMEC, an MBA in Finance from FIA-USP and an MBA in Organizational Challenges, Trends, Technology, China (ELOS) from the Blue Management Institute – BMI (SP). Mr. Eliardo acted as an Audit Partner for 10 years and was a Market Leader at KPMG for the North and Northeast regions. He is currently a partner at Consultoria Financeira e Empresarial Arêa Leão and a member of the Audit Committee of Triple Play. Mr. Eliardo is also Vice-President of IBEF-CE.

Orlando Octavio de Freitas Junior Sitting Member of the Fiscal Council

Mr. Orlando earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University (SP). From 1995 to 2011, Mr. Orlando acted as a partner at Trevisan Auditores and, from 2011 to 2018, as a partner at KPMG. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Orlando was a member of the Executive Committee at Trevisan and, from 2011 to 2014, he as a member of the Executive Committee at KPMG. Mr. Orlando is currently a member of the Fiscal Council of Eldorado Brasil Celulose S.A., a company that operates in the pulp sector. He is a member of the Statutory Audit Committee, member of the Related Parties Committee at JBS S.A., a company that operates in the food sector; and member of the Fiscal Council of the Fund for the Amazon.

Vitor Hidalgo Bonafim Sitting Member of the Fiscal Council

Mr. Vitor earned a degree in Accounting from Faculdade Integrada Soares de Oliveira (active CRC), and an MBA in International Accounting Standards (IFRS) from the Institute for Accounting, Actuarial and Financial Research Foundation (FIPECAFI). Mr. Vitor is an Executive Accounting Manager, responsible for the financial statements of Minerva S.A., a company operating in the food sector, since January 2011, with experience in fundraising transactions, such as issue of Bonds, Debentures, CRA and Follow on.

Eduardo do Amaral Andrade Alternate Member of the Fiscal Council

Mr. Eduardo earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), he is an expert in Advanced Accounting and Tax Planning (UFC), and earned an MBA in Financial Administration, Controllership and Auditing from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. Since 2013, he has been acting as Chief Administrative and Finance Officer at Cimento Apodi, a company operating in the cement sector; since 2016 he has been acting as a member of the Board of Directors at Associação Empresarial do Complexo Ind. do Pecém (“AECIPP”), and, from 2015 to 2016, he was a member of the Plenary Executive Board at AECIPP.

Robson Nunes Alternate Member of the Fiscal Council

Mr. Robson earned a degree in Accounting from the Álvares Penteado School of Commerce Foundation (FECAP), a graduate degree in Business Finance from FECAP, in Administration with Emphasis in Controllership, from the São Luiz University, and is a Master’s student in Accounting at FECAP. Since October 2017, he has been a partner at RMoura Consultoria e Auditoria, acting as a consultant. He was hired as an Accounting Manager associate at JBS S.A., a company operating in the food sector, from March 2018 to February 2020, implementing specific IFRS pronouncement projects. Since January 2020, he has been acting as partner at MR Auditoria e Contabilidade. Since January 2020, he has been acting as a partner at FAMA Auditores Independentes. Since August 2020, he has been representing Pires & Associados Consultoria e Avaliações Ltda. From January 2002 to September 2017, he worked at KPMG, and his latest position was partner of the financial statements auditing segment. He currently provides auditing and consulting services on financial statements, processes and procedures of operating, accounting, tax, financial controls, having supported companies in capital market and compliance transactions.

Sergio Yassunori Ishikawa Alternate Member of the Fiscal Council

Mr. Sérgio earned a degree in Accounting from the Álvares Penteado School of Commerce Foundation (FECAP). Sergio Ishikawa started his career as accounting auditor in 2000. He was an audit partner at BDO Trevisan Auditores Independentes from March 2011 to February 2016. He was also an audit partner at Gran Thornton from February 2016 to December 2018, when he took office as a partner at SYI Consultores, until March 2019. He is currently a Controller and Accountant at Athena Foods, a group located in Chile, operating in the food sector, and controlling the operations from Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile.