Mr. Kumruian is our co-founder. He has been the chairman of our board of directors and chief executive officer since 2000, Since 2017 he is a member of our nominating and corporate governance committee and of our compensation committee, and since 2018 is a member of our business and performance committee. Mr. Kumruian is responsible for leading Netshoes into becoming a leading sports and lifestyle online consumer platform in Brazil. Mr. Kumruian also served on the boards of directors of Modnet until August 2016, and Netfarma until January 2016. 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 2017, Mr. Kumruian was named a finalist in the master category for the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Ernst & Young Terco.
Mr. Lakhani has been a member of our board of directors since April 2013 and is also currently the chairman of our audit committee. Mr. Lakhani has over 25 years of experience working with international companies. He has been an independent director on the board of Despegar.com, Inc. (NYSE: DESP) since 2012 and was elected as chairman of its board in March 2019. He has held key executive positions with growth companies in the technology, media and financial services industries. From 2015 to 2018, he served as an operating partner at Lumia Capital LLC. 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 has been a member of our board of directors and a member of our audit committee since April 2017. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Brito e Abreu served as chief financial officer of Kroton Educacional S.A. (BM&FBovespa: KROT3), where he was responsible for planning and control, treasury, tax, accounting, credit, collections, IT, compliance, procurement and legal, and also headed its M&A department. Since 2018, he is also a member of our business and performance committee. 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 2017, 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.
Mr. Knoepfelmacher has been a member of our board of directors since April 2017 and is also currently a member our audit committee and, since 2018, a member of our business and performance 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 been on the board of directors of NII Holdings, Inc. (Nextel) since 2013, Vicunha Têxtil S.A. since 2013 and Iguá Saneamento S.A. since 2017. 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.
Mr. Reiss has been a member of our board of directors since June, 2018. Mr. Reiss works with digital marketing since 1999 and is currently the chief executive officer of the Brazilian operations of Wunderman, one the largest digital advertising agencies in the world. He was also one of the founders of the digital advertising agency F.biz, which was sold in 2011 to the WPP group, and is currently a board member and investor in several technology companies, including Geru (fintech) and Lotan Agrosciences (biotech). Mr. Reiss holds a degree in business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – São Paulo and attended courses at the Singularity University.
André Béla Jánszky
Mr. Jánszky has been a member of our board of directors since October 2018. Since then, he has also been a member of each of our audit, nominating and corporate governance and compensation committees. Mr. Jánszky has decades of experience as a corporate finance, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions lawyer. Until November 2016, he was the partner responsible for the Latin America practice of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and managing partner of the firm’s São Paulo office. He currently splits his time between Brazil and New York as a corporate finance, governance and anti-corruption consultant. Mr. Jánszky has served as a member of the independent committees of CCR, HYPERA and M. Dias Branco, all listed on the Brazilian stock exchange (B3). He is currently an independent member on the board of directors of Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes.
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