Investor Relations

Committees

Audit Committee
(members with term of office until 12/18/2021)

Larissa Yastrebov Pomerantzeff

Coordinator
Larissa graduated in Economics from FAAP São Paulo and has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She has more than 20 years’ experience in agribusiness and finance and has held the position of CFO at Syngenta Brasil since June 2018. She previously held other positions at Syngenta, including Regional Pricing Officer for Latin America, Regional Senior Comptroller for Latin America, Statutory Financial Officer for Brazil and Regional Treasurer for Latin America. She served as the Chief Financial Officer, leading a start-up company project for GP Investments and as the Corporate Finance Officer at Siemens Brasil. Larissa began her career at Nokia (from 1999 to 2005), being in charge of the treasury front- and back-office operations in Brazil and the USA (New York).

Maurício Luis Luchetti

Maurício Luchetti has a degree in Business Administration from PUC-RJ and a graduate degree in Finance and HR from the IAG – School of Business at PUC-RJ. He is currently an independent member of the Board of Directors of Tenda Construtora and of the Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee of YDUQS Participações, where he coordinates the People and Governance Committee. He is also a member of the Monitoring and Performance Committee. Maurício was a member of the board of directors of publicly held companies such as Taesa Energia, Tempo Assist, JBS, Mangels and Nutriplant. He was also Ambev’s People and Management Officer and Regional Operations Officer, serving the company for 19 years. Additionally, he was the Brazilian COO of Votorantim Cimentos and Officer at the holding company Votorantim Participações. He has been a partner of Galicia Investimentos since 2007.

Luiz Carlos Passetti

Luiz Carlos has more than 35 years’ experience in audit and consulting. He was a partner of Ernst & Young for 25 years. He sits on the Audit Committee of Natura & Co., Marilan and the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC). He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas de São Paulo and a specialization degree in Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).

 

Sustainability Committee
(members with term of office until 02/10/2022)

Tarcila Reis Correa Ursini

Coordinator
Tarcila Ursini has 27 years of experience as an executive and consultant in leading companies in Brazil and multinationals, being one of the leaders in strategy, innovation and culture for corporate sustainability in Brazil, and in the inclusion of the matter in corporate governance.
She earned a degree in Economics from FEA/USP and in Law from PUC, and a master’s degree (LL.M) in Development and Law from the University of London, UK.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Agrogalaxy and member of the Sustainability Committee. She is also a member of the Boards of Directors of companies such as Grupo Korin, Grupo Simpar SA/Movida, Grupo Baumgart, Banco Santander SA. She is a professor at FIA USP and coordinator of the course “ESG for Board Members” at IBGC. In the civil Society, she is an advisor to Capitalismo Consciente Brasil, of the BLab Multinational Committee, and ambassador of the BlackJaguar Foundation, which has plans to create the world’s largest ecological corridor along the Araguaia River.

Sebastian Marcos Popik

Sebastián Popik founded Aqua Capital and has more than 16 years’ experience of private equity in South America, with a focus on agribusiness. He served as an operator at Salutia and as a consultant at Booz & Co in Latin America. He is currently a member of Harvard Agribusiness SIG. He has a degree in Economics from Universad de San Andrés and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University through the Fulbright Program.

Welles Clóvis Pascoal

Welles Pascoal has over 20 years’ experience working at Rohm and Haas in various commercial positions in Brazil and Latin America. He led the company’s Brazilian and Mexican operations for four years. He served as the Chief Sales Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Dow AgroSciences in Brazil. He was also the president of two business segments – Crop Protection and Seeds & Biotech. He graduated in Agricultural Engineering from ESACMA, in Machado – MG. He pursued an MBA in Desarrollo de Directivos at Universidade de La Sabana and in Advanced Management (APG) at Amana Key.

Sheilla Maria Pereira Albuquerque

Sheila Pereira Albuquerque has more than 28 years’ experience working at Rohm and Haas, Dow AgroSciences and Corteva, where she held the positions of head of regional sales, marketing manager and head of the South and Paraguay operations. She graduated in Business Administration from Universidade Paulista and has an MBA from Business School São Paulo.

 

Financial Committee
(members with term of office until 05/22/2022)

Tomas Augustin Romero

Tomás Romero joined Aqua Capital in 2010 and has over 10 years’ experience in the area. He served as a consultant for Latin America and Europe at Valeu Partners, a consulting firm headquartered in Milan. He also worked in the Franklin Templeton Investments’ private equity team. He graduated in Economics from Universidad de San Andrés

Elaine Schulze

Ms. Elaine has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate finance for first-class investment banks and private equity funds in the USA and Brazil. She realized business worth above $120 billion, including M&A, capital markets, project financing, balance sheets and derivatives. She has a successful track record in leading start-up companies’ projects, building long-term relationships with multiple stakeholders, conducting perfect transactions, working in multifunctional teams and adapting to changes in business priorities with work ethics and skillful leadership. She has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

Larissa Yastrebov Pomerantzeff

Larissa graduated in Economics from FAAP São Paulo and has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She has more than 20 years’ experience in agribusiness and finance and has held the position of CFO at Syngenta Brasil since June 2018. She previously held other positions at Syngenta, including Regional Pricing Officer for Latin America, Regional Senior Comptroller for Latin America, Statutory Financial Officer for Brazil and Regional Treasurer for Latin America. She served as the Chief Financial Officer, leading a start-up company project for GP Investments and as the Corporate Finance Officer at Siemens Brasil. Larissa began her career at Nokia (from 1999 to 2005), being in charge of the treasury front- and back-office operations in Brazil and the USA (New York).

Welles Clóvis Pascoal

Welles Pascoal has over 20 years’ experience working at Rohm and Haas in various commercial positions in Brazil and Latin America. He led the company’s Brazilian and Mexican operations for four years. He served as the Chief Sales Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Dow AgroSciences in Brazil. He was also the president of two business segments – Crop Protection and Seeds & Biotech. He graduated in Agricultural Engineering from ESACMA, in Machado – MG. He pursued an MBA in Desarrollo de Directivos at Universidade de La Sabana and in Advanced Management (APG) at Amana Key.

Mauricio Puliti

Mauricio Puliti has over 20 years’ experience in several sectors. He served as a Sales Engineer at Networks Sector and at Motorola Solutions. He also was a Project Manager at Motorola Mobility and later acted as a Senior Project Manager at Rabobank Brasil. He was also a Director and later CPO at BRF, in addition to holding the position of General Manager, directing the company’s operations in Kuwait and Oman. In 2015, he joined Allied Tecnologia as the CFO. He has been the AgroGalaxy’s CFO since April 2019. He graduated in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the Polytechnical School of USP. He also has an MBA in Business Management from Northwestern University.

 

Personnel Committee
(members with term of office until 06/30/2022)

Mauricio Luis Luchetti

Coordinator
Maurício Luchetti has a degree in Business Administration from PUC-RJ and a graduate degree in Finance and HR from the IAG – School of Business at PUC-RJ. He is currently an independent member of the Board of Directors of Tenda Construtora and of the Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee of YDUQS Participações, where he coordinates the People and Governance Committee. He is also a member of the Monitoring and Performance Committee. Maurício was a member of the board of directors of publicly held companies such as Taesa Energia, Tempo Assist, JBS, Mangels and Nutriplant. He was also Ambev’s People and Management Officer and Regional Operations Officer, serving the company for 19 years. Additionally, he was the Brazilian COO of Votorantim Cimentos and Officer at the holding company Votorantim Participações. He has been a partner of Galicia Investimentos since 2007.

Sebastian Marcos Popik

Sebastián Popik founded Aqua Capital and has more than 16 years’ experience of private equity in South America, with a focus on agribusiness. He served as an operator at Salutia and as a consultant at Booz & Co in Latin America. He is currently a member of Harvard Agribusiness SIG. He has a degree in Economics from Universad de San Andrés and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University through the Fulbright Program.

Tomas Agustin Romero

Tomás Romero joined Aqua Capital in 2010 and has over 10 years’ experience in the area. He served as a consultant for Latin America and Europe at Valeu Partners, a consulting firm headquartered in Milan. He also worked in the Franklin Templeton Investments’ private equity team. He graduated in Economics from Universidad de San Andrés

Tarcila Reis Corrêa Ursini

Tarcila Ursini has 27 years of experience as an executive and consultant in leading companies in Brazil and multinationals, being one of the leaders in strategy, innovation and culture for corporate sustainability in Brazil, and in the inclusion of the matter in corporate governance.
She earned a degree in Economics from FEA/USP and in Law from PUC, and a master’s degree (LL.M) in Development and Law from the University of London, UK.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Agrogalaxy and member of the Sustainability Committee. She is also a member of the Boards of Directors of companies such as Grupo Korin, Grupo Simpar SA/Movida, Grupo Baumgart, Banco Santander SA. She is a professor at FIA USP and coordinator of the course “ESG for Board Members” at IBGC. In the civil Society, she is an advisor to Capitalismo Consciente Brasil, of the BLab Multinational Committee, and ambassador of the BlackJaguar Foundation, which has plans to create the world’s largest ecological corridor along the Araguaia River.

Welles Clóvis Pascoal

Welles Pascoal has over 20 years’ experience working at Rohm and Haas in various commercial positions in Brazil and Latin America. He led the company’s Brazilian and Mexican operations for four years. He served as the Chief Sales Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Dow AgroSciences in Brazil. He was also the president of two business segments – Crop Protection and Seeds & Biotech. He graduated in Agricultural Engineering from ESACMA, in Machado – MG. He pursued an MBA in Desarrollo de Directivos at Universidade de La Sabana and in Advanced Management (APG) at Amana Key.

Felipe Neufeld

Mr. Neufeld holds a bachelor´s degree in economics from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado and postgraduate degree in Business Administration by Fundação Getulio Vargas. He has more than 17 years of experience in finance and human resources. Felipe has held several positions in national and multinational companies like Dow Chemical, Kimberly-Clark and Cotia Trading.