Board of Directors

Marcio Kumruian

Mr. Kumruian is our co-founder and has been the chairman of our board of directors and chief executive officer since 2000, when he started the company. He was one of the first movers in the e-commerce environment, specifically in the pure play model, being responsible for leading Netshoes into becoming a leading sports and lifestyle online retailer in Latin America. Mr. Kumruian holds a degree in Economics from Mackenzie University. In 2013, Mr. Kumruian was awarded Entrepreneur of the year in the category of Technology by IstoÉ Dinheiro, a leading Brazilian business and economic magazine. In March 2013, Mr. Kumruian was named a finalist in the master category for the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Ernst & Young Terco.

Francisco Alvarez-Demalde

Mr. Alvarez-Demalde has been a member of our board of directors since March 2015. Mr.Alvarez-Demalde is the co-founder and General Partner of Riverwood Capital Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm focused on high growth technology companies globally. Previously, he was an investment executive with KKR & Co. L.P., where he focused on leveraged buyouts in the Technology Industry and other sectors in both North America and emerging markets. Previously, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Eton Park Capital Management. Mr. Alvarez-Demalde has invested and been actively involved in the development and growth of several successful businesses across Latin America and North America. He has also been a board member of Industrious LLC since 2016, Nubox LLC since 2016, Navent Group Ltd since 2012, Golntegro since 2012, Globant S.A. since 2007 and LAVCA (The Latin America Private Equity Venture Capital Association) since 2012. Mr. Alvarez-Demalde holds a degree in economics from San Andres University, Argentina (including an exchange program at the Wharton School). He previously served on the board of directors of companies such as CloudBlue Technologies, Inc, ALOG Data Centres do Brasil S.A., Motionpoint Corp., among others.

Nilesh Lakhani

Mr. Lakhani has been a member of our board of directors since April 2013 and is currently the chairman of our audit committee. Mr. Lakhani has over 25 years of experience working with international companies. He has served as an independent director on the boards of Decolar.com, Inc. since 2012, and GetGoing, Inc. since 2013, and has also been an operating partner at Lumia Capital LLC, an emerging markets focused technology venture fund since 2015. He has held key executive positions with growth companies in the technology, media and financial services industries. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Lakhani was a member of the board and of the audit committee of QIWI, which is a Nasdaq-listed company. From 2010 to 2012, he was the chief financial officer of oDesk Corporation. Prior to that, from 2007 to 2010, he was the chief financial officer of Yandex N.V. (Nasdaq: YNDX). He also served as chief financial officer of CTC Media, Inc. from 2004 to 2007, which he led to a successful IPO in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Lakhani was the chief financial officer of Pogo.com, and was vice president of Global Operations at Electronic Arts Inc after it acquired Pogo.com. Mr. Lakhani also served as senior vice president with Transamerica Corporation from 1991 to 1997, and worked with GE Capital from 1984 to 1991. Mr. Lakhani received a degree in economics from the University of Manchester and an MBA in finance from the University of San Francisco. Mr. Lakhani is an independent director.

Frederico Brito e Abreu

Mr. Brito e Abreu is a member of our board of directors since April 2017 and is currently a member our audit committee. Mr. Brito e Abreu is currently the chief financial officer of Kroton Educacional S.A. (BM&FBovespa: KROT3), where he started to work in 2010 and is responsible for planning and internal controls, treasury, tax and accounting, credit and collections, IT, compliance, procurement and legal, and also heads its M&A department. Prior to joining Kroton Educacional S.A., Mr. Brito e Abreu served as a director of the private equity firm Advent International (from 2007 to 2010) and as a manager of McKinsey & Company in São Paulo, New York and Lisbon (from 2001 to 2007). Mr. Brito e Abreu was the recipient of the Best CFO award in the education sector in Latin America every year from 2013 to 2016, awarded by Institutional Investor Magazine, and received the 2016 CFO Award in Latin America by Finance Monthly. Mr. Brito e Abreu holds a degree in business administration from the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon and an MBA from INSEAD.

Ricardo Knoepfelmacher

Mr. Knoepfelmacher is a member of our board of directors since April 2017 and is currently a member our audit committee. Mr. Knoepfelmacher is the founder of RK Partners, an advisory firm focused on financial and operational restructuring and corporate turnarounds, and is currently the Managing Partner of the firm. Mr. Knoepfelmacher has also served on the board of directors of NII Holdings, Inc. (Nextel) since 2013 and Vicunha Têxtil S.A. since 2013. Prior to founding RK Partners, Mr. Knoepfelmacher led several corporate restructurings, which included Brasil Ferrovias S.A. (railway operator in Brazil), EBX Group (OGX, OSX and MMX), PDG, UTC, Rossi Residencial, Bombril, Galvão Engenharia, Paranapanema, Usina Caeté and Property Brasil, among others. Previously, Mr. Knoepfelmacher was the Chief Executive Officer of Brasil Telecom S.A. from 2005 to 2009, Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus Telecom S.A. from 2000 to 2002, and Chief Executive Officer of Bicicletas Caloi from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Knoepfelmacher also worked at Citibank and McKinsey & Company before launching his own company, MGDK & Associados, a restructuring and consulting firm later sold to the Monitor Group, currently owned by Deloitte. Mr. Knoepfelmacher holds a master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor degree in economics from Universidade de Brasília.