(all members with term of office until 12/18/2021)
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 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.
Marco Teixeira has over 20 years’ experience in several industries. He was a banker at Banco BBA and at BBM. He also served as a Capital Markets Manager and Corporate Treasurer at Telefonica and at Bunge. He was also the Chief Financial Officer of GVT and GPA Malls. In 2015, he joined AgroGalaxy as the CFO and left in January 2019 to hold the position of CEO at Rural Brasil. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and pursued an MBA in Business Administration at the NYU Stern School of Business and in Integrated Finance and Strategies for Value Creation at the Wharton School.
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.
Board of Directors
(members with terms of office until 12/17/2022)
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Benildo Carvalho Teles founded Rural Brasil in 1987. He is an agricultural technician with more than 30 years of experience in agribusiness with companies such as Nestle S.A., Rural Brasil, and Grupo Teles.
João Fernando joined Agro100 in 1996 and has more than 20 years’ experience. He served as the Chief Commercial and Procurement Officer whilst he directed the Seeds Office. He graduated in Agronomy and has a specialization degree in Marketing.
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).
Mr. Mauricio 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 concluded the Management Development Program at the Darden School of Business – University of Virginia and holds a graduate degree in Leadership and Strategic Management of People from Insead. 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. Mauricio 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.
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.
Eduardo Terra has more than 20 years’ experience in the retail market. He is the president of the Brazilian Society of Retail and Consumption (SBVC) and a board member at several retail companies. He is a college professor in graduate programs and MBAs, lectures in Brazilian and international retail events and authored various books and articles on retail and consumer market. He has a degree in Economics and an MBA in Retail from USP and also studied Retail at Columbia University in the City of New York and at Youngstown State University.