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Our management is exercised by a Board of Directors, a collegiate deliberation body responsible for establishing general business policies, including a long-term strategy, and by a Board of Executive Officers, a body with representative and executive functions.

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Board of Directors

Pursuant to article 15 of our Bylaws, the Board of Directors is composed of five members, of which at least 20% will be independent directors, in accordance with the terms of the Novo Mercado.

Members Positions
Pedro Grendene Bartelle CHAIRMAN
He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vulcabras Azaleia S/A and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grendene S/A. In 1971, together with his grandfather, Pedro and his brother Alexandre founded Grendene S/A.. In the late 90’s, Mr. Pedro became the controlling shareholder of Vulcabras and was responsible for the expansion of the company in the sector of sports shoes, establishing important commercial partnerships with the main sports brands of the world. Also installed one of the first factories in the Northeast of Brazil that today is considered the largest producer of athletic footwear. It was during his management that Vulcabras acted as the exclusive licensee of Adidas, Keds, Puma, Le Coq Sportif and Reebok for Brazil.
André de Camargo Bartelle 1st Vice-President
MR. CAMARGO BARTELLE HOLDS AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING FROM ESCOLA POLITÉCNICA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO (2010). HE BEGAN HIS CAREER IN THE CREDIT AREA OF BTG PACTUAL. MR. CAMARGO BARTELLE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH US SINCE 2011 IN THE FINANCE AND NEW PROJECT AREAS. HE INITIATE AS FIRST VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN 2017.
Pedro Bartelle 2nd Vice-President
MR. BARTELLE CURRENTLY IS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND SECOND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. HE WAS MARKETING OFFICER OF THE COMPANY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF REDE DE VAREJO B&S COMÉRCIO DE ARTIGOS ESPORTIVOS E REPRESENTAÇÕES LTDA. AND CHIEF RETAIL OFFICER OF VULCABRAS AZALEIA S/A. HE HAS ALSO SERVED AS THE MAIN EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR SUBSIDIARY IN ARGENTINA, AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTEGRATION PROCESS OF THE COMPANIES IN THAT MARKET. HE HAS BEEN IN THE COMPANY SINCE 2011.
Hector Nuñez INDEPENDENT MEMBER
MR. NUÑES HOLDS HAS A DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (1983) AND AN MBA (1986) FROM FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY. HE HAS ALSO COMPLETED EXTENSION COURSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, THE EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AT EMORY UNIVERSITY’S GOIZUETA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN 2003 AND THE GLOBAL 2020 EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AT DARTMOUTH UNIVERSITY’S TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN 2009. HE WAS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF WALMART IN BRAZIL FROM 2008 TO 2010, WAS VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY AND SUCOS DEL VALLE DO BRASIL LTDA. HE WAS ALSO THE PRESIDENT OF HERTZ BRAZIL. NOWADAYS MR. NUÑEZ IS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF RI HAPPY BRINQUEDOS S.A., BESIDES THAT HE IS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES: RAIADROGASIL, MARISA AND FUNDAÇÃO ABRINQ.
Roberto Faldini INDEPENDENT MEMBER
MR. FALDINI HAS DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FROM THE FGV SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, OR FGV EAESP (1972). HE HAS SPECIALIZATIONS IN ADVANCED MANAGEMENT FROM THE DOM CABRAL FOUNDATION AND INSEAD – FONTAINEBLEAU, ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM BABSON COLLEGE AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FROM THE BRAZILIAN INSTITUTE OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE (INSTITUTO BRASILEIRO DE GOVERNANÇA CORPORATIVA), OR IBGC, WHICH HE CO-FOUNDED. HE WAS A EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF METAL LEVE S.A. MR. FALDINI WAS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CVM – COMISSÃO DE VALORES MOBILIÁRIOS (BRAZILIAN SEC – SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION) IN 1992. HE SERVED AS COORDINATOR OF THE FAMILY BUSINESS CENTER (NÚCLEO DA EMPRESA FAMILIAR) OF FUNDAÇÃO DOM CABRAL IN SÃO PAULO. MR. FALDINI CURRENTLY SERVES AS A MEMBER OF THE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS COMMITTEES OF THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN SÃO PAULO. MR. FALDINI IS CURRENTLY AN INDEPENDENT MEMBER OF OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BANCO BMG; MAFRIG FOODS, METALURGICA GOLIN E EMIBRA – IND. DE EMBALAGENS GRÁFICAS.

 

Board of Executive Officers

Pursuant to Article 18 of our Bylaws, the Board of Executive Officers shall be composed of at least two members and a maximum of ten members, elected annually by the Board of Directors, by a majority of votes, for a unified term of two years, reelection is admited.

Members Positions
Pedro Bartelle CEO
MR. BARTELLE CURRENTLY IS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND SECOND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. HE WAS MARKETING OFFICER OF THE COMPANY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF REDE DE VAREJO B&S COMÉRCIO DE ARTIGOS ESPORTIVOS E REPRESENTAÇÕES LTDA. AND CHIEF RETAIL OFFICER OF VULCABRAS AZALEIA S/A. HE HAS ALSO SERVED AS THE MAIN EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR SUBSIDIARY IN ARGENTINA, AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTEGRATION PROCESS OF THE COMPANIES IN THAT MARKET. HE HAS BEEN IN THE COMPANY SINCE 2011.
Edivaldo Rogério de Brito CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE, FINANCE AND INVESTOR RELATIONS OFFICER
Mr. Brito has degree in accounting from universidade cruzeiro do sul (1981) and in finance from universidade federal do rio grande do sul (1989). Mr. Brito was certified by ibgc in 2013 as a member of the board of directors, and served as alternate on the fiscal council of grendene from 2014 to 2016. Mr. Brito is our chief administrative and financial officer (cfo) as well as our investor relations officer (iro), the same position that held during 1999 to 2012. He has more than 35 years of experience in finance, accounting, controllership, planning and budget, cost estimates, taxes, tax incentives, legal, it, relationships with government bodies and private financial institutions and capital markets, acting as chief administrative and financial officer, investor relations officer, and manager of results in large brazilian companies in a number of economic sectors.
Flávio de Carvalho Bento INDUSTRIAL OFFICER
Mr. Bento has a degree in education from faculdade maria imaculada de mogi mirim in são paulo. He currently is our chief industrial officer. Mr. Bento worked as factory manager of cambuci s.a and são paulo of alpargatas s.a. he took office as our chief industrial officer in august 1999.
Luiz Vanderlei Heidrich FEMALE DIVISION OFFICER
Mr. Heidrich holds a degree in accounting and an mba in market business from faculdade amf – antonio meneguete. He currently is the chief operations officer of our women’s division, responsible for the sales and product development of azaleia and dijean brands. Mr. Heidrich was chief commercial and marketing officer at calçados beira rio s.a. for ten years and he was also responsible for the product development area, managing five company brands.
Rafael Carqueijo Gouveia COMERCIAL AND CORPORATE OPERATIONS OFFICER
Mr. Gouveia holds a degree in social communication from fundação armando álvares penteado in são paulo (faap – sp) and an mba in marketing from escola superior de propaganda e marketing in são paulo (espm – sp). He also attended the efficient consumer response course at ecr brasil and the retail leadership course at fgv eaesp. Mr. Gouveia currently is our chief commercial and marketing officer. He worked as: general manager of penalty s.a., responsible for the operation in brazil, head of domestic logistics and distribution for grupo schincariol, head of the business unit of trade marketing and key accounts of jbs friboi and national trade marketing manager of arno s.a (grupo seb do brasil).
Márcio Kremer Callage MARKETING OFFICER
Graduated in advertising and propaganda by puc-rs. Worked between 2005 and 2010 at vulcabras azaleia as general manager of marketing. Founded and directed to south dm9. In 3 years, it has been the most awarded agency of the country out of são paulo, achieving various international awards, between the highest highlights, 5 lions in cannes and 2 webby awards, the most important award of the worldwide internet. In são paulo he was vice-president of the loducca agency and managing director and general director of creation of cubocc. It has in its curriculum projects for great brands like natura, olympikus, uber, azaleia, fiat, jeep, c&a, nestlé, netshoes, among others. In parallel, he was a founder of the largest school of creativity in latin america, perestroika, where he stood until 2011. It was also member of the board of communication of the rio 2016 olympic games and the strategic board of the abc group. In 2015 mr. Callage was elected one of the 10 communication professionals with a huge highlight in the country, by the meio & mensagem newspaper.

 

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