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Management

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.

Administração

Audit Committee
Member Positions
Benedito Alfredo Baddini Blanc Chairman
Graduated in Accounting from Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, with an MBA in Marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He began his career in auditing and consulting at Arthur Andersen in 1979 and remained there in 1995. From 1996 to 2000 he was Chief Financial Officer of the multinational company and Superintendent of retail company. In 2000, he joined Ernst & Young’s board of directors and, between 2003 and 2010, he was the General Manager of the Office in Campinas. From 2010 to 2013, he was the audit leader responsible for the various accounts, working in the offices of São Paulo and Campinas. Among the main companies served are Cosan, Net Serviços, Mahle, Plascar, Eaton, PST (Stoneridge), TRW, Spal (Femsa), Tietê Highways Concessionaire and Anglo Gold. From 2014 to 2017, he was managing partner of AB & R Assessoria, Audia e Contabilidade Ltda. He is a member of the Fiscal Council of Saraiva SA He is a member of IBGC – Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute, with the respective Directors of Administration and of Audit. He holds the certification of Fiscal Counsel by IBGC. Today also as a consultant in corporate governance, accounting and finance.
Carlos Gardel José de Souza Member
Graduated in Accounting and Post Graduation in Accounting and Financial Analysis by UNIPLI in Rio de Janeiro. He was a Partner at Ernst & Young from 1999 to 2014, he passed the offices of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Porto Alegre. He had passages by other companies, acting in the tax area, such as: Arthur Andersen, S.S. White Martins, Cobrena CIA. Of Ship Repairs, Gulf Fleet Maritime of Brazil LTDA and Corpus Fashion and Leather COM and IND. LTDA. He is currently a Partner at Quality Tax Consultoria Tributária, responsible for projects in the tax area, direct and indirect taxes, tax planning, due diligences, corporate restructuring, etc. He is an MBA professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, member of the American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro, member of the British Chamber of Rio de Janeiro. He was elected one of the best tax advisors in Brazil by the International Tax Review.
Marcello Joaquim Pacheco Independent Member
Mr. Marcello Joaquim Pacheco is a lawyer, graduated in Law from the São Francisco University USF 1995. He holds a specialization in Corporate Law from FGV 2008/2009, Financial Administration FGV 2010 and Controlleradoria FGV 2012. Coordinator of the Superior School of Law, Mairiporã / SP, Treasurer of the Brazilian Bar Association, Subsection 290º – São Paulo / SP, Executive Director of Marpache Specialized Services in Administration since 2009. Associated with the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance IBGC. In recent years Mr. Marcello has served as Chief Financial Adviser of the Companies: AES Tietê S.A. (2009/2010); Banco Pine S.A. (2008/2009); HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A (2013/2014) and Companhia Energética de Brásilia-CEB (2013/2015) and was Secretary of the Fiscal Council of Anhanguera Educacional S.A. (2009) and M & G Poléster S.A. (2007/2009); Guararapes Confecções S.A (2014/2017). Currently, Mr. Marcello serves as Board Member of the Energy Company of Brasília – CEB (2015/2019); Substitute Fiscal Counselor of Valid Solutions and Services of Security in Payment and Identification Systems S.A. (2015/2018); Grendene S.A. (2015/2018) and Tegma S.A. (2015/2018) and Chief Fiscal Counselor of Triunfo Participações e Investimentos S.A. (2014/2018); Rossi Residencial S.A. (2013/2018); Tarpon Investimentos S.A (2016/2018) and Profarma Distribuidora de produtos Farmacêuticos S.A. (2017/2018) and Eucatex S.A Industry and Commerce (2017/2018).
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, Investor Relations 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 and Investor Relations Officer
MR. BARTELLE CURRENTLY IS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, INVESTOR RELATIONS 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.
Wagner Dantas da Silva CFO
Born on April 4, 1980, graduated in Production Engineering from FEI (Faculty of Industrial Engineering), with a postgraduate degree from LCIBS (London College of International Business Studies) and an MBA in Financial Management from FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) . He was: Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Armor Brasil (subsidiary of the North American brand), structured and structured in companies that lead the financial, legal and information areas in addition to the regional project to implement the Shared Services Center (located in Panama) and development of regional policies. He was Financial Controller of GrandVision in Brazil, leading the process of integration Fototica, Factory of Glasses and Watches. Financial Controller of the Tellerina Group (Etna and Vivara), responsible for treasury, tax, accounting and financial.
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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