Board and Council
Mr. Marcos Aurélio Couto has a career of more than 30 years in the insurance industry, having worked in leading positions in insurance companies such as Mitsui Sumitomo, BBM-Seguros da Bahia, CIGNA, INA and as Chief Executive Officer of “ACE Seguradora” between 2006 and 2011. In the last 5 years, he has led the turnaround of Tempo Participações SA, of which he is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Lucas Neves holds a degree in Accounting from PUC in São Paulo (PUC-SP) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IE Business School in Spain. Mr. Lucas Neves has more than 10 years of experience in the Financial area, mainly working in insurance turnaround processes. He was Controller and Head of Investor Relations at Wiz Soluções, where he participated in the IPO process. He was manager at Ernst & Young Consulting and Financial Manager of the Home Care segment at Tempo Assist.
Mr. André de Barros Martins has 30 years of experience in the Brazilian insurance market. He started his career as a trainee at Finasa Seguradora, and has worked in different segments of insurance industry in the companies such as BCN Seguradora, Bradesco Seguros and Canada Life Pactual. He was benefits director for five years at Willis Corretora, having extensive experience in the supplementary health segment and in 2005 founded Índico brokerage firm, which was acquired by Alper later.
Mr. Antônio Luiz Joaquim Sallenave de Azevêdo holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). He began his career in insurance as a Sales Supervisor of Minas Brasil Seguros. He also worked as a commercial manager at Banco Mercantil de São Paulo and a manager at Marsh Bahia. He founded Sercose Corretora de Seguros, which was later acquired by Alper.
Laura Hirata Garcia has more than 18 years’ experience and served for over 9 years in renowned capital market offices in São Paulo and New York. She participated in multiple IPOs, follow-ons and debt offerings (debt restructuring, issue of debentures, bonds and agribusiness receivables certificates). She has also led large Brazilian companies’ legal departments, serving in litigation and advisory areas, as well as M&A operations (buy-side and sell-side) and capital markets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from USP and took courses at NYU and Harvard.
Board of Directors
Mr. Luis Felipe is a partner at Pátria Investimentos, responsible for Private Equity Investments. He has over 20 years of investment experience, having participated in several M&A and capital markets transactions in different industries. In addition, he served as Director of Strategic Planning and Advisor to companies in the Pátrias’ portfolio. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking area of Banco ABN Amro Real. He holds a degree in Business Administration from EAESP-FGV.
Mr. Hugo holds a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP) and Law from Mackenzie University. He started his career at Mainstay Asset Management, of which he was a partner until 2012. Between 2012 and 2015 he worked at Pátria Investimentos, where he was one of those responsible for the PIPE (Private Investments in Public Equities) strategy. From 2015 to 2017 he was Investor Relations and Mergers and Acquisitions Manager at Companhia de Locação das Américas (Locamerica), currently Unidas. Since 2017 he is one of FitPart‘s variable income managers.
Mr. Eduardo has a degree in economics from USP, completed his MBA in finance from the University of Illinois and is a Fellow of the Henry Crown Program at the Aspen Institute. Between 1993 and 2000 he worked at the French investment bank Credit Agricole Indosuez Securities, in Brazil and Russia, where he was Managing Director. Between 2000 and 2011 he served as CEO of Grupo Ibmec Educacional. Between 2011 and 2014 he assumed the position of General Director of H&R Block Brasil. Mr. Eduardo is a member of the Board of Directors of Unidas, a member of the Board of Directors of Yduqs, a member of the Board of Directors of Mills Engenharia, a member of the Advisory Board of Hinode, in addition to being a member of the Board of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, a member of of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University and general secretary of CONIB – Confederação Israelita do Brasil.
Mr. Pawel holds a degree in Business Administration from FGV and has extensive experience in large multinational companies. He also has considerable experience in both startups and traditional companies, such as Magna International, where he held several senior management positions in Brazil and Europe, Cosma do Brasil, where he was Managing Director, and Contour Global do Brasil, where he was CFO. He is currently CEO at Somov S.A., a Sotreq Group company. He has been a Board member at Alper since 2016.
Mr. Tarcísio holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidade de Brasília, Graduate Degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Master‘s Degree in Economics from Universidade de Brasília. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banco do Brasil from February 2015 to January 2016. He has occupied important positions throughout his career, such as the executive treasurer of the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, General Director and Executive Director of Bradesco Seguros, Vice President of the National Insurance Federation (Federação Nacional de Seguros Gerais), Member of the Board of Directors of IRB Brasil Resseguros, Member of the Fiscal Council of Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (CEABS – Instituto Brasileiro de Governança Corporativa), Vice-President of the National Federation of Private Pension Plan and Life (Federação Nacional de Previdência Privada e Vida) and alternate member of Vale‘s Fiscal Council.
Mr Mauro has a degree in Business Administration from Universidade do Distrito Federal, with a specialization degree in Statistics. He has vast experience in the Brazilian insurance market, starting his career in the segment in 1979 as regional manager of SulAmérica Seguros. Later, he worked as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for 13 years of Seguradora Roma. He also occupied the position of Executive Vice-President and Member of the Board of Directors of Mapfre. As for the institutional work, he was Director of Fenaseg and Fenseg, Executive Vice-President of Funenseg and Chairman of ANSP for 15 years. He is currently Chairman of Sindseg SP, Chairman of the Higher Council of ANSP, member of the Board of Directors of Funenseg, member of the Higher Council of CNSEG; member of the Board of Directors of the insurance group Banco do Brasil and Mapfre.