Management and Board of Directors

Board of Executive Officers

The Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance and  Investor Relations Officer, elected by the Board of Directors, meet up on a weekly basis and together make up JSL’s Executive Board, the main responsibility of which is to administer and operate the business by means of practical actions, in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Company’s General Meeting or Meeting of the Board of Directors. In this way, the definitions of strategic planning, such as the financial results under the responsibility of management, the overall financial results, as well as the operational indicators are all taken into account.

Therefore, the Executive Board represents the general management of the business, prioritizing its operational, economic, social and environmental performance. The executive officers may undertake all operations and carry out all the acts necessary to achieve the objectives of their job positions, in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws regarding the form of representation, the scope for the practice of certain acts and the general outlines of the business established by the Board of Directors. They are responsible for drawing up and monitoring strategies and targets, as a reflection of the decisions of the Board of Directors, as well as making decisions in relation to the investment of resources by compromising, waiving, assigning rights, acknowledging debts, making agreements or entering into commitments.

Officers Position Date of last Election Term
Ramon Peres Martinez Garcia de Alcaraz Chief Executive Officer 03/15/2021 2 years
Ramon Peres Martinez Garcia de Alcaraz, has a degree in civil engineering with an emphasis on transportation from FEI, specializing in logistics from FGV, has extensive executive experience and deep knowledge of the sector, with 35 years in the field of transportation and logistics, having worked in several companies in the segment and creating one of the largest urban distribution companies in Brazil.
Guilherme de Andrade Fonseca Sampaio Chief Administrative and Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer 19/08/2020 2 years
Guilherme de Andrade Fonseca Sampaio, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Business School of the University of Pernambuco (FCAP²UPE). He began his career in 2004, in an International Chamber of Commerce, and, from 2007 to 2019, he worked at Ernst & Young (EY) in corporate transactions, focused on helping companies prepare to access the capital markets. During his time at EY, he gained experience in corporate finance, company valuation, technology, internal controls and corporate governance. He coordinated the IPO Expertise Centers and the Private Equity and Venture Capital sector of EY in Brazil. He joined the Company as General Strategic Planning and M&A Manager on September 11, 2019.
Antônio da Silva Barreto Júnior Officer 19/08/2020 2 years
Antônio da Silva Barreto Júnior, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the São Paulo School of Business Administration of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (EAESP-FGV). He began his career in the financial market in 2006, working with M&A and Private Equity transactions in an investment boutique. In 2009, while he was working at a U.S. Private Equity Fund, he took a job as New Business Manager in a company that invests in Renewable Energy (Ethanol and Biodiesel). From 2010 to 2018, he worked at the J&F Investimentos group, having held several positions, including M&A Officer. He joined the Company on August 5, 2019.
Eduardo Pereira Officer 19/08/2020 2 years
Eduardo Pereira, has been executive officer since January, 2007. He holds a degree in business administration. He joined JSL in 2004. He worked for 14 years at Unidas Rent a Car, during seven of which he worked as a commercial manager on the national level. Previously, he also worked at Cia. Santo Amaro Ford for seven years as a branch manager. Mr. Eduardo Pereira joined the Company in 2004.
Samir Moises Gilio Ferreira Officer 19/08/2020 2 years
Samir Moises Gilio Ferreira holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a graduate degree in Corporate Finance. He worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for 11 years and, in the last 6 years, he was the Controller of International Meal Company. He joined the Company as Controller in March 2017.

Board of Directors

Made up of five directors, two of which are independent, JSL’s Board of Directors (CA) is responsible for the overall guidance of the Company’s business. The board holds regular meetings four times a year, at the end of each quarter, along with extraordinary meetings whenever necessary. Decisions are made taking into account a majority of votes and stakeholders can make recommendations and suggestions to the Board through the Investor Relations area.

The diversity of profiles is essential as it enables the Company to benefit from the variety of opinions and from a more assertive and secure decision-making process. JSL’s Board of Directors is formed with a view to the diversification of knowledge and experience, which is continuously accumulated in different areas of activity and economic sectors. The Board of Directors’ current members have very substantial experience in a number of sectors, among which we can mention: Transportation and Logistics, Pulp and Paper, Hygiene and Cleaning, Food and Beverage, Construction, Retail, Technology and Civil Aviation. In addition, the diversity of ideas is guaranteed by the different academic backgrounds and professional experiences, among which we can mention: entrepreneurship, economic, administrative, accounting, consulting, tax, corporate and third sector. Therefore, the organization seeks to balance the stakeholders’ expectations with a continuous strengthening of the organizational skills.

The Board of Directors’ other duties include: controlling and overseeing the Company’s economic, social and environmental performance, assuming the role of guide in relation to the business’ strategies in order to maximize the return for shareholders; defining policies and designing strategies for conducting the business; leading the implementation of growth strategy and the general orientation of the business; authorizing operations that use derivative financial instruments and the contracting of financial mechanisms pegged to foreign currency; issuing securities; defining the Executive Board’s performance goals and its compensation; electing and/or dismissing the members of the Executive Board and overseeing the Executive Officers’ management, in addition to analyzing Management’s Report and its accounts.

Members Position Date of last Election Term
Fernando Antonio Simões Chairman 27/08/2020 2021 AGM
Fernando Antonio Simões, is a businessman who has been working with the Company since 1981. He has been serving as the Company’s CEO since 2009. His last term of office started on 08/06/2018, and he took office on this same date. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and CEO of SIMPAR S.A., holding of the Company, of which Mr. Fernando Antonio Simões owns 54% of the shares.
Denys Marc Ferrez Board Member 27/08/2020 2021 AGM
Denys Marc Ferrez, joined the company as an executive director in May 2008. He holds a bachelor‘s degree in business administration and a graduate degree in corporate finance. He worked as an investor relations officer at Redecard in 2008. Previously, he worked for 10 years in the treasury and investor relations department at Aracruz and for five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Joined the Company in 2008 as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Since 2018, he has also been serving as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance and  Investor Relations Officer.
Antônio da Silva Barreto Júnior Officer 27/08/2020 2021 AGM
Antônio da Silva Barreto Júnior, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the São Paulo School of Business Administration of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (EAESP-FGV). He began his career in the financial market in 2006, working with M&A and Private Equity transactions in an investment boutique. In 2009, while he was working at a U.S. Private Equity Fund, he took a job as New Business Manager in a company that invests in Renewable Energy (Ethanol and Biodiesel). From 2010 to 2018, he worked at the J&F Investimentos group, having held several positions, including M&A Officer. He joined the Company on August 5, 2019.
Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista Independent Board Member 27/08/2020 2021 AGM
Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista, holds a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), a master’s degree in Retail from USP/FEA and a specialization degree in Business Management (Advanced Management Program) from the Dom Cabral Foundation and INSEAD, in France. He has been a member of the YPO organization for the last 8 years. He is currently a member of the Global Board of Directors of JBS S/A, a member of the Board of YPE, a member of the Board of Directors of Grupasso and the Chair of the Board of Directors of BenCorp and ClubSaude (Edeavour). He has gained extensive multidisciplinary experience in Finance, Controllership, Trade Marketing, Sales (Brazil and abroad) and Business Unit Management during his career, having worked at Vigor Alimentos S/A, where we worked as CEO (9 years), Natura S/A (2 years), BRF S.A (21 years) and Coopers & Lybrand (6 years).
German Pasquale Quiroga Vilardo Independent Board Member 27/08/2020 2021 AGM
German Pasquale Quiroga Vilardo, holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering (IME – Instituto Militar de Engenharia) and a master’s degree in Digital Systems from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo. In the past, he was the founder, CIO and CMO of Americanas.com  (1999 – 2004); CIO and CMO of Cyrela (2004 – 2008); Founder and CEO of Nova Pontocom and Ponto Frio.com (2008 – 2017); and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of TOTVS (2012 – 2018). He has been a member of the Boards of Directors of Locaweb (since 2019), C&A (since 2019), Cobasi (since 2018), Centauro (since 2018) and Gol (since 2017). He is a partner and member of the Board of Directors of OMNI55 (since 2018).