Executive Officers, Board of Directors and Committees

Board of Directors

Cruzeiro do Sul’s Board of Directors is composed of nine full members, who may or may not be shareholders, all of whom are elected and may be removed by the Shareholders’ Meeting at any time. At least two, or 20% of its members, whichever is higher, shall be composed of independent directors, who shall be qualified by the criteria and requirements established by the New Market Regulation. The directors are elected for a two-year term, with re-election being permitted.

Internal Regulations of the Board of Directors

Name Office Election date Mandate
Wolfgang Stephan Schwerdtle Chairman 10/05/2020 2022 ASM

General Manager of GIC Private in Brazil Limited, where he began his career in 2009. He is a counselor at Rede D’Or São Luiz SA and Smartfit Escola de Ginástica e Dança S.A. Previously he was a counselor at SOMOS Educação S.A. and Netshoes S.A. Graduated and post-graduated in Economics from the University of Oxford, with an MBA from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Finance from the European Business School. Wolfgang” has worked at MidOcean Partners, Madison Dearborn and Goldman Sachs. Since October 5, 2020, he has been Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, elected by shareholder Archy LLC, held by GIC Private Limited.

Hermes Ferreira Figueiredo Board member 10/05/2020 2022 ASM

Co-founder of Colégio Cruzeiro do Sul in 1965 and of Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul in 1970, being the first Dean of the institution from 1993 to 1997, he also founded Associação Santos Dumont de Educação e Cultura. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Entidades Mantenedora de Ensino Superior (Higher Education Supporting Entities) – ABMES and since 2004 he is the President of the Sindicato das Entidades Mantenedoras do Estado de São Paulo (Union of Supporting Entities of the State of São Paulo) – SEMESP. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the Universidade de São Paulo – USP and has been acting as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors since November 30, 2011.

Fernando Padovese Board member 10/05/2020 2022 ASM

Since 2001, he has been an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Brazil (1990-1993), a public employee at Banco do Brasil (1994-1995) and the Company’s Administrative Manager from 1996-2000. He graduated in Business Administration from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC and in Accounting Sciences from Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, and holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management from Faculdade Trevisan. He has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since November 30, 2011.

Débora Ferreira Figueiredo Board member 10/05/2020 2022 ASM

Founding partner of Folks Netnográfica, a company created in 2010 and pioneer in Brazil in the use of netnography and digital big data used for market research. She has been working in big companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Taiff and at Lew Lara TBWA agency. As an entrepreneur, she was also co-founder of the Cervejaria Baden. Débora holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado – FAAP, a post-graduate degree in Marketing from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from PUC-SP and a PHD in Social Sciences with an emphasis on Consumer Anthropology from PUC-SP and Kellogg School of Management. She also holds a specialization in Digital Marketing Strategy from Harvard University. She is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since February 1, 2012.

Vitor da Silva Alves Board member 10/05/2020 2022 ASM

He joined GIC Private Limited in 2014 and is currently Vice President of the São Paulo office. Before GIC, he worked in Private Equity at Axxon Group and in management consulting at McKinsey & Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since March 21, 2017.

Renato Padovese Board member 10/05/2020 2022 ASM

Member of the Council of the Associação Brasileira de Universidades Privadas (Brazilian Association of Private Universities) – ANUP. He holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Food Sciences from the University of São Paulo – USP, an MBA from the Business School São Paulo – BSP and a certificate from the Harvard Business School’s General Management Program in 2015 and has served as a Company’s Board Member since October 5, 2020.

Carlos Alberto Nogueira Pires da Silva Independent Board member 10/05/2020 2022 ASM

He is CEO and partner of AUMA Café Armazéns Gerais. He was CEO of AUMA Holding – Industria e Negócios and of O Estado de São Paulo Mídia (1994-2011), General Director of the Confederação Nacional da Industria/SP, General Director of Instituto Euvaldo Lodi – IEL/SP and Associate Director ICC Brasil – International Chamber of Commerce (2011-2019). He has extensive experience as a member of the Board of Directors of large companies, being a member of the Conselho Terrena Agronegócios Ltda. since 2004, the Instituto Euvaldo Lodi – IEL – National Department (2017-2019) and the ABL – Associação Brasileira de Listas e Guias (2016-2010). He has an Executive MBA from the Business School São Paulo – BSP, board of directors training from the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance – IBGC; certification from the FGV CEO Program at Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV; Strategic Management from INSEAD Fontainebleau – France and in Innovation Strategies from Wharton University. He has been an independent director of the Company’s Board of Directors since October 5, 2020.

Renato Russo Independent Board member 10/05/2020 2022 ASM

He has been a member of Sul América S.A.’s Board of Directors since 2014, coordinator of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and member of the Investment Committee. He has worked at SulAmérica, where he held several positions, including as Managing Director of Sul América Investimentos and Vice-President of the Life and Pension business unit. He has extensive experience in the financial and insurance markets, where he held leading positions in the representative bodies of these markets. He is certified by the Advanced Management Program of the Warthon Business School (2001) and holds an Board Member certification by the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance – IBGC (2017), in addition to giving lectures regarding policy in organizations, which is his area of academic specialization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Universidade de São Paulo (1985) and a master’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis on strategy from INSPER (2007-2010). He has been an independent director of the Company’s Board of Directors since August 2, 2018.

Rodrigo Capelato Independent Board member 10/05/2020 2022 ASM

Executive Director of the Sindicado das Entidades Mantenedoras de Estabelecimentos de Ensino Superior no Estado de São Paulo – SEMESP, since 2004, member of the Advisory Board of the Programa de Aperfeiçoamento dos Processos de Regulação e Supervisão da Educação Superior – CC PARES of the Ministry of Education and the Grupo de Estudos de Indicadores para a Educação Superior – GEIES of the Ministry of Education, university professor and lecturer in the areas of public policy, trends, management and evaluation for higher education. He also worked as an Independent Board Member of the Grupo Educacional Opet (2017-2019) and Economic Advisor of ABRACAF – Associação Brasileira dos Concessionários de Automóveis Fiat (1999-2000). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Faculdade de Administração e Economia da Universidade de São Paulo – FEA/USP and a PhD in Contemporary Studies from the Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar da Universidade de Coimbra, in addition to specialization in Bussiness from the Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado – FAAP and in Fundação Instituto de Administração da Universidade de São Paulo – FIA/USP. He has been an independent director of the Company’s Board of Directors since October 5, 2020.

Executive Board

The Board of Directors is constituted by three members, shareholders or not, appointed by Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional’s Board of Directors and dismissed by it at any time, being one Executive Officer; one Investor Relations Officer and one Financial and Administrative Officer, with a two-year term of office, reelection being allowed.

Name Office Election date Mandate
Hermes Ferreira Figueiredo Chief Executive Officer 10/05/2020 2022 BDM

Co-founder of Colégio Cruzeiro do Sul in 1965 and of Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul in 1970, being the first Dean of the institution from 1993 to 1997, he also founded Associação Santos Dumont de Educação e Cultura. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Entidades Mantenedora de Ensino Superior (Higher Education Supporting Entities) – ABMES and since 2004 he is the President of the Sindicato das Entidades Mantenedoras do Estado de São Paulo (Union of Supporting Entities of the State of São Paulo) – SEMESP. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the Universidade de São Paulo – USP and has been acting as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors since November 30, 2011.

Antônio Cavalcanti Júnior Chief Financial and Administrative Officer 10/05/2020 2022 BDM

Ex-controller of Accor for 8 years, administrative manager of Renault Brazil for 2 years, executive officer of Folha Group for 8 years and CFO of Farmasa for 3 years. He has a general management program at Harvard Business School, a PhD in Business Administration from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC, a bachelor’s degree in Economics, an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV and an MBA in Finance from INSPER, with extension courses in financial control and engineering from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV and has been the Company’s Financial and Administrative Director since July 21, 2008.

Fábio Ferreira Figueiredo Investor Relations Officer 10/05/2020 2022 BDM

Founder and vice-president (1998/99) of CNU (University of São Paulo Chanel) and member of the board of the Associação Brasileira de Mantenedoras de Ensino Superior – ABMES. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC-SP and has held the position of Investor Relations Executive Officer since September 2, 2020.

Assistance and Monitoring Committees

Audit Committee

Internal Regulations of the Audit Committee

Name Office Election date Mandate
Renato Russo Coordinator

He has been a member of Sul América S.A.’s Board of Directors since 2014, coordinator of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and member of the Investment Committee. He has worked at SulAmérica, where he held several positions, including as Managing Director of Sul América Investimentos and Vice-President of the Life and Pension business unit. He has extensive experience in the financial and insurance markets, where he held leading positions in the representative bodies of these markets. He is certified by the Advanced Management Program of the Warthon Business School (2001) and holds an Board Member certification by the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance – IBGC (2017), in addition to giving lectures regarding policy in organizations, which is his area of academic specialization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Universidade de São Paulo (1985) and a master’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis on strategy from INSPER (2007-2010). He has been an independent director of the Company’s Board of Directors since August 2, 2018.

Carlos Alberto Nogueira Pires da Silva Member

He is CEO and partner of AUMA Café Armazéns Gerais. He was CEO of AUMA Holding – Industria e Negócios and of O Estado de São Paulo Mídia (1994-2011), General Director of the Confederação Nacional da Industria/SP, General Director of Instituto Euvaldo Lodi – IEL/SP and Associate Director ICC Brasil – International Chamber of Commerce (2011-2019). He has extensive experience as a member of the Board of Directors of large companies, being a member of the Conselho Terrena Agronegócios Ltda. since 2004, the Instituto Euvaldo Lodi – IEL – National Department (2017-2019) and the ABL – Associação Brasileira de Listas e Guias (2016-2010). He has an Executive MBA from the Business School São Paulo – BSP, board of directors training from the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance – IBGC; certification from the FGV CEO Program at Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV; Strategic Management from INSEAD Fontainebleau – France and in Innovation Strategies from Wharton University. He has been an independent director of the Company’s Board of Directors since October 5, 2020.

Rodrigo Capelato Member

Executive Director of the Sindicado das Entidades Mantenedoras de Estabelecimentos de Ensino Superior no Estado de São Paulo – SEMESP, since 2004, member of the Advisory Board of the Programa de Aperfeiçoamento dos Processos de Regulação e Supervisão da Educação Superior – CC PARES of the Ministry of Education and the Grupo de Estudos de Indicadores para a Educação Superior – GEIES of the Ministry of Education, university professor and lecturer in the areas of public policy, trends, management and evaluation for higher education. He also worked as an Independent Board Member of the Grupo Educacional Opet (2017-2019) and Economic Advisor of ABRACAF – Associação Brasileira dos Concessionários de Automóveis Fiat (1999-2000). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Faculdade de Administração e Economia da Universidade de São Paulo – FEA/USP and a PhD in Contemporary Studies from the Instituto de Investigação Interdisciplinar da Universidade de Coimbra, in addition to specialization in Bussiness from the Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado – FAAP and in Fundação Instituto de Administração da Universidade de São Paulo – FIA/USP. He has been an independent director of the Company’s Board of Directors since October 5, 2020.

Finance Committee

Internal Regulations of the Financial Committee

Name Office Election date Mandate
Antônio Cavalcanti Júnior Coordinator

Antônio Cavalcanti Júnior
Ex-controller of Accor for 8 years, administrative manager of Renault Brazil for 2 years, executive officer of Folha Group for 8 years and CFO of Farmasa for 3 years. He has a general management program at Harvard Business School, a PhD in Business Administration from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC, a bachelor’s degree in Economics, an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV and an MBA in Finance from INSPER, with extension courses in financial control and engineering from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV and has been the Company’s Financial and Administrative Director since July 21, 2008.

Fábio Ferreira Figueiredo Member

Founder and vice-president (1998/99) of CNU (University of São Paulo Chanel) and member of the board of the Associação Brasileira de Mantenedoras de Ensino Superior – ABMES. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC-SP and has held the position of Investor Relations Executive Officer since September 2, 2020.

Vitor da Silva Alves Member

He joined GIC Private Limited in 2014 and is currently Vice President of the São Paulo office. Before GIC, he worked in Private Equity at Axxon Group and in management consulting at McKinsey & Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since March 21, 2017.