Board of Directors
IMC‘s board of directors is its decision-making body responsible for the formulation and implementation of the general guidelines and policies of the Company‘s business, including its long-term strategies. IMC‘s board of directors is also responsible for appointing and supervising its executive officers.
Pursuant to the Company‘s by-laws, its board of directors consists of a minimum of five and a maximum of seven members, one being the Chairman. The Chairman of the board of directors shall be elected by the majority of the members attending the first board meeting immediately after their incumbency to their positions. Board members are elected for two-year terms and may be reelected and removed at any time by shareholders at a special shareholders‘ meeting.
Luiz Fernando Ziegler de Saint Edmond. Mr. Luiz Fernando Ziegler de Saint Edmond is a Co-Founder of Dreampact Ventures and a member of the Board of Directors of Alpargatas and Life Equals. He was the CEO of Ambev and Anheuser-Busch, and the Chief Sales Officer of ABInbev. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Ambev. Luiz earned a degree in Production Engineering from UFRJ and completed the Harvard Business School’s OPM program for Key Executives, in addition to other executive programs at Stanford, Kellogg and Yale.
Grace Cury de Almeida Gonçalves Tourinho. Ms. Grace has a degree in Economic Sciences from Faculdade Católica de Salvador and a Master Business Administration (MBA) from IBMEC – São Paulo. Developed his professional career at Price Waterhouse from Brazil and Portugal during the period from 1986 to 1994, as well as worked at OPP Petroquímica / Braskem, an Odebrecht Group company from 1996 to 1998 in the area of USGAAP. From 1998 to 2005, she worked at the Controllership of Companhia de Bebidas das Américas AmBev. From 2005 to June 2008, he was Controller at Kimberly Clark Brazil. From July 2008 to September 2012 assumed the positions of Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer and later General Director Brazil of T4F Entretenimento S.A. From 2012 to 2014, she held the position of General Director of UFC – Brazil. From 2014 to 2020 he acted as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Investor Relations Officer at Qualicorp S.A.
Charles Pimentel Martins. Mr. Charles Pimentel Martins has a degree in Political Sciences from Brigham Young University (USA – 2006) and added the following courses to his academic background: Public Finance at Harvard University (2008), Board of Directors at the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (2009); Advanced Management at Insead (2010) and Owner President Management at Harvard Business School (2016). His professional background includes the following positions: Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Mundo Verde, a network of natural products; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hub Prepaid, the largest prepaid card company in Latin America; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Br Sports, owner of the brands Topper and Rainha; Member of the Board of Directors of Wiser, owner of the brands Wise Up and Number One; Member of the Board of Directors of MultiQSR, the master franchisee of the brands Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC in Brazil; Member of the Board of Directors of Visual Cue, US company focused on Big Data visualization; Member of the Board of Directors of Hickies, technology startup in shoelaces; Member of the Board of Directors of Act10n, management agency of celebrity image; Member of the Board of Directors of Orion, a real estate company focused on retail properties; Member of the Board of Directors of Care for Life, US NGO that helps underprivileged families in Mozambique; and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ProSports, franchises of soccer schools that own the brands Ronaldo Academy and Neymar Sports.
Lucas Santos Rodas . Mr. Lucas Santos Rodas is a Managing Partner at FARO Capital, the Chair of the Board of Directors of Companhia Nitro Química Brasileira, a member of the Board of Directors of Montecitrus, a member of the Board of the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (IEDI – Instituto de Estudos para Desenvolvimento Industrial) , a partner and a member of the Investment Committee of Baraúna Gestora. He was a managing partner at Sagatiba Brasil, worked in the areas of M&A and capital market at Bank of America, and also worked at Unibanco. He earned a degree in Business Administration from FAAP and completed the Harvard Business School’s OPM program.
Fued Elias Sadala Junior. Mr. Fued has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He participated in executive programs at Insead-Wharton and Harvard Business School. Fued serves as president of board of Ryvit, an information technology company (Missouri), and as an observer on the board of Misfits, an Esports company (Florida). Fued started his career as a trainee at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), where he worked for 23 years, with great prominence in the areas of industrial operations, technology and shared services. He occupied senior global and regional leadership positions in Europe, South, Central, and North America. During his time at ABI, he led a number of business transformations, including integrating companies into mergers and acquisitions. Currently, as a co-founder and director of Dreampact, a privately held partnership, Fued supports his startups in developing business strategies. Given his long experience in Operations, he advises them specifically on the logistics chain, strategic supply, improving efficiency, technological innovation and attracting talent. Fued is also responsible, along with his partners, in researching and analyzing investment opportunities, connecting with various stakeholders in the investment community and in their own network built during their career in large companies.
Lincoln Pimentel Martins. Mr. Lincoln Pimentel Martins has a degree in Economics from Brigham Young University (USA) and an MBA in Business Management from Fundação Getulio Vargas. He started his career in 2003 at Wizard, reaching the position of CEO in 2010. During this period, he was responsible for the consolidating the Multi Education Group by acquiring eight language learning and occupational training networks such as Yázigi, Microlins, and Skill. He led and concluded, in December 2013, the sale of Multi Education Group to the British company Pearson, for R$2 billion. After the sale of Multi Education Group, he founded the family holding, Sforza Holding, in which he currently occupies the position of CEO. Sforza invests in retail, sports, and real estate markets, both in Brazil and abroad, owning the brands Mundo Verde, Aloha, Topper, Rainha, Ronaldo Academy, Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell in Brazil, among others. He currently occupies the position of Executive Officer of Multi QSR, a company belonging to Sforza Group. Multi QSR is the master franchisee of the brands Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell in Brazil.
Joseph B. Call. Mr. Joseph Call has a degree from Brigham Young University. He is an executive vastly experienced in the restaurant industry, with over 20 years working in the segment. He started his career as a restaurant team member until achieving his current position as Chief Development Officer of Pizza Hut International. Before his current position, Mr. Joseph was Senior Director of KFC Global Development, Chief Development Officer of KFC Africa, CFO of KFC Africa and CFO of Yum! Restaurants International in Canada. In addition, Mr. Joseph served as a Trustee of KFC Africa’s Add Hope, which currently feeds over 160,000 children every day, in partnership with over 100 South African partner beneficiaries. His experience in over 4 countries brings a special and real understanding of the challenges faced by a global brand.
Board of Executive Officers
Pursuant to the Company’s Bylaws, IMC’s Board of Executive Officers shall be composed of a minimum of two (2), and a maximum of ten (10), officers, with a two (2)-years term of office, and reelection is allowed. In accordance with the Brazilian Corporation Law, each Executive Officer shall reside in Brazil, and can be a shareholder or not. Furthermore, the members of the Board of Directors shall occupy a maximum of one third of the Board of Executive Officers’ positions.
Alexandre de Jesus Santoro. Mr. Santoro has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Salvador Law School and a master‘s degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas. Mr. Santoro was Global CEO of Popeyes, which under his management became one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the world and was also Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain for Restaurant Brands International (RBI). In addition, the executive served as CEO, president and vice president of logistics for ALL – América Latina Logística SA and in leadership positions at Ambev and Danone.
Gustavo Barros de Aguiar Gomes. Mr. Gustavo has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Pernambuco and has 23 years of professional experience in the supply chain, logistics and financial areas. At Ambev he was Regional Operations Manager in Brazil. In 2016 he was Project Director in Mexico and Director of Operations between the years 2017 to 2020, also in Mexico.
Carolina Cintra do Prado Prestes Motta Duarte. Mrs. Duarte holds a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. Carolina has 20 years of experience in the Marketing, Financial and Human Resources areas, having acted as Financial Planning Supervisor at Universo Online, and Financial Planning Manager and Human Resources Officer at Restoque Comércio e Confecção de Roupas S.A. In 2015, Carolina joined the International Meal Company Alimentação S.A. to hold the position of Project Officer and, in 2016, she became the Company’s Human Resources Officer.
Jones Marciano de Souza Junior. Mr. Jones Junior holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and a specialization degree in Business Law, both from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University, and an MBA in Business Management from FGV. Jones has an ascending career with more than 20 years of experience in legal departments of leading organizations in their segments. He was a lawyer at Santista Têxtil S.A., Legal Officer at the Casas Bahia Group, Legal and Compliance Officer at the CB Capital Brasileiro Group and Legal Head at the Comolatti Group. He is an expert in managing legal solutions and mechanisms with a focus on business. He is a lawyer duly registered at the São Paulo and Federal District Bar Associations. Jones has broad technical and strategic domain in the business, M&A, Brazilian and international contracts, consumer, intellectual property, tax, labor and social security areas. Jones joined the Company to contribute with his extensive knowledge related to the legal support to the Import and Export, Advertisement, Workforce Management, Trade Union Relations, Public Affairs, Environment, Telecommunications and Information Technology activities, regarding both their advisory and litigious aspects.
José Jerônimo de Souza Junior. Mr. José Junior attended the Business Administration/Foreign Trade courses at the Mackenzie University. He has extensive experience in large companies, including in the food industry. Jerônimo began his career at restaurant América and soon showed his skills in business, being invited to work at the McDonald’s chain. After three years in the largest fast food chain, he worked at the Rubaiyat Restaurant as Chief Operations Officer, developing and implementing the entire training and product standardization, and the excellent services. After 12 years in the food industry, Jerônimo was a Chief Expansion Officer at Polishop for more than 10 years, having an important role in the company’s overall creation and development, especially with regard to strategies, trends, innovation and people management. Finally, he was a Leasing & Merchandising Officer for three years at SONAE Sierra Brasil.
Andrea Piccinato Macedo Costa. Mrs. Andrea Piccinato Macedo Costa has a degree in Nutrition from Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes, with a graduate degree in Business Management in Services and an MBA in Strategic Management of People from Universidade Mackenzie. She has over 20 years of experience in food services, product development and catering menus for airlines, having worked in the Company since 1997, holding the positions of Nutritionist, Production/Quality Manager and Operations Manager and currently working as Executive Officer of Catering Operations for Airlines.
Alexsandro Benedito Xavier Pinto. Mr. Alexsandro has extensive experience as a marketing executive in important companies in Brazil and abroad, in recent years has served as Senior Marketing Manager at Ambev between the years from 2008 to 2011 in the Dominican Republic and Marketing Director responsible for Latin America from 2012 to 2014. The following year he was Vice President of Marketing & Head of Corona at Grupo Modelo in Mexico.
Edvaldo Souza. Mr. Edvaldo has a degree in business administration and has 26 (twenty and his) years of experience in companies such as Ambev, Gafisa and Grupo Algaia, developing business plans, planning and developing new business units (startups) and promoting operational restructuring and turnaround aimed at sustainable growth and greater profitability with extensive experience in the chemical, real estate, beverage, logistics and other sectors.
Rafael Bossolani. Mr. Rafael Bossolani has a degree in economics and 20 years of experience in the financial sector. The executive held the position of Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer at Hering, one of the most important retail companies in Brazilian market, in addition to holding a position on the Fiscal Council of Fundação Hermann Hering. Bossolani also served as Chief Financial Officer at Chiesi Brasil and Walmart and accumulated 8 years of experience at Natura.
Ricardo Azevedo. Mr. Ricardo holds a degree in Business Administration from the State University of Rio de Janeiro with an executive MBA from Insper. He has been with AmBev, Nike and Burger King. Professional with strong experience in the areas of Operations, Trade Marketing, Sales and Marketing, in multinational consumer goods companies.
According to Brazilian corporate law, the fiscal council is an independent body comprised of the Company’s management and external auditors. IMC’s fiscal council is required to oversee the activities of the Company‘s management and to analyze the financial statements, reporting their views to the shareholders.
Under Brazilian corporate law, when a fiscal council is not permanent, it must be established at a shareholders‘ meeting upon the request of shareholders, as described below. Nowadays IMC does not hold a Fiscal Council installed.
The fiscal council will consist in three to five members, with an equal number of alternates. Only individuals who are residents of Brazil with college degrees or who have served as a manager or member of a fiscal council of a company for a minimum of three years may be elected to the Fiscal Council.
According to the Brazilian Corporation Law, when not permanently installed, the Fiscal Council can be instated by the General Meeting at the request of shareholders that represent at least ten percent of common shares. The Fiscal Council thus instated will be effective until the first General Meeting following its installation. This percentage may be reduced to a minimum of two percent of the voting capital depending on the capital stock of IMC, in accordance with CVM Instruction no. 324 of January 19, 2000. Considering the current capital stock, shareholders representing a minimum of 2% of the voting capital can request the installation of the Fiscal Council. In addition, minority shareholders that represent a minimum of ten percent of common shares have the right to separately elect a member of the Fiscal Council and his or her alternate, and the other shareholders can elect one member more than that total number of members elected by the minority shareholders.
The Fiscal Council members cannot that sit on the Board of Directors, the Board of Executive Officers or be employees of a subsidiary or company of the same group, nor the spouse or relative of an IMC manager.