Our board of directors is a decision-making body composed of seven directors, who are elected by our shareholders at a shareholders’ meeting for a three-year term. If a vacancy occurs in the interim, the board may elect a temporary director to fill the vacancy until the next scheduled ordinary annual shareholders’ meeting at which the entire board will be elected. Board members may be re-elected indefinitely.

Our board of directors meets monthly for regularly scheduled meetings. Extraordinary meetings may be convened when called by the Chairman of the Board, when requested by any other director with the assent of the Chairman of the Board or when requested by an absolute majority of the directors.
The following table sets forth the name, age, position and most recent election date of each of the members of our board of directors:

Name Position Election date
Fernando Galletti de Queiroz Chairman July 5, 2018
Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho Director July 5, 2018
João de Almeida Sampaio Filho Director November 9, 2018
Francisco de Assis Ferreira Filho Director July 5, 2018
Sergio Carvalho Mandin Fonseca Director November 9, 2018
Flávia Regina Ribeiro da Silva Director July 5, 2018
Gabriel Jaramillo Sanint Director November 9, 2018

 

Fernando Galletti de Queiroz. Mr. Galletti de Queiroz has served as our chairman since July 5, 2018 and as the chief executive officer of Minerva since May 2007. Before joining Minerva in 1992, he served as a trader for Cargill Inc., a privately held agricultural, financial and industrial goods company, and as an intern for Cotia Trading S.A., a privately held company in the field of international logistics. Mr. Galletti de Queiroz holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, or FGV.

Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho. Mr. Ticle has served as our director since July 5, 2018 and as chief financial officer of Minerva since 2010. Before joining Minerva, he worked for Banco Pactual, which was then a privately held company from 1999 until 2004. He previously served as portfolio manager of Constellation Asset Management from 2004 until 2005, director and portfolio manager of Black River Gestão de Investimentos, a fund in the Cargill Inc. economic group) from 2005 until 2007 and head of treasury of Banco Safra from 2007 until 2009, a privately held bank. Mr. Ticle holds a master’s degree in economics from FGV, an MBA in business economics from the Universidade de São Paulo, or USP, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from FGV and a bachelor’s degree in economics from USP.

João de Almeida Sampaio Filho. Mr. João de Almeida Sampaio Filho has served as our director since November 9, 2018. Before joining Minerva, he worked for the São Paulo Department of Agriculture and Supply from 2007 until 2011. Mr. de Almeida Sampaio Filho holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from USP, a bachelor’s degree in economy by FAAP – SP and a specialization in leadership from Harvard Business School.

Francisco de Assis Ferreira Filho. Mr. Francisco de Assis Ferreira Filho has served as our director since July 5, 2018 and as chief of staff for Minerva’s CEO from 2013 until 2015. In 2015, he was appointed as director of planning, risk and control of Minerva. Before joining Minerva, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. de Assis Ferreira Filho holds a bachelor degree in accounting from University of São Paulo, with specialization in leadership and innovation by the Harvard Business School.

Sergio Carvalho Mandin Fonseca. Mr. Sergio Carvalho Mandin Fonseca has served as our director since November 9, 2018. Before joining Minerva, he served as chief executive officer of BRF S.A. from September 2013 until April 2015, vice president for Brazil of Sadia S.A. from 2004 until 2009 and manager of planning, sales and BU or Martins Comércio e Distribuição from 1987 until 2013. Previously, Mr. Carvalho Mandin Fonseca served as a director of Excelcior Alimentos, Start Química and the Commercial and Industrial Association of Uberlândia (Associação Comercial e Industrial de Uberlândia – ACIUB). Mr. Carvalho Mandin Fonseca holds a bachelor’s degree in production engineering from Escola Politécnica da USP, a specialization in sales strategy administration from University of California, Berkeley and participated in an advanced management program at Fundação Dom Cabral and INSEAD.

Flávia Regina Ribeiro da Silva. Mrs. Flávia Regina Ribeiro da Silva has served as our director since July 5, 2018. Mrs. Ribeiro da Silva holds bachelors and master’s degrees in law and civil law, repectively, from Faculdade de Direito de São Carlos and a master’s in law from the Universidade de Ribeirão Preto.

Gabriel Jaramillo Sanint. Mr. Gabriel Jaramillo Sanint has served as our director since November 9, 2018. Before joining Minerva, he was president of Citibank in Colombia and Mexico and president of Banco Santander in Colombia, Brazil and the United States. Mr. Jaramillo Sanint serves as a director of Phoenix Group, Cemex Latin America Holdings and the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program. Mr. Jaramillo Sanint holds a marketing degree with an executive MBA from California State University and an Honoris Causa from Northeastern University.