- Board of Directors
- Executive Board
Lopes’ board of directors is its decision-making body responsible for establishing general guidelines and policies for its business, including its long-term strategies. Among other things, the Company’s board of directors is also responsible for appointing and supervising its executive officers, as well as for selecting and hiring its independent auditors. Decisions of Lopes’ board of directors are taken by majority vote of directors present at any meeting. The Company’s board of directors has ordinary meetings every three months. The chairman of its board of directors, the vice-chairman of its board of directors, the majority of its directors or its board of executive officers may call for extraordinary meetings of the board of directors at any time. .
According to Lopes’ by-laws, its board of directors must consist of a minimum of five and a maximum of seven members. Each member must be its shareholder, although there is no minimum required amount of shares to be held by each member. The members of the board of directors are elected at annual shareholders’ meetings for a unified term of two years, considering each year as the period between two annual shareholders’ meetings. Members are subject to re-election or removal at any time during any shareholders’ meeting.
The current members of Lopes’ board of directors were elected at the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meetings, under the terms of the Article 15 of the Company’s bylaws, until the 2024 Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting. Furthermore, two new independent members are composing the Board of Directors from de 2022 Ordinary Shareholder’s Meeting.
Mr. Christianini is the chairman of Lopes’ board of directors. He is an accounting technical expert from the Escola Olavo Bilac and a graduate in law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, where he also completed a specialization course in corporate law. Mr. Edward joined Lopes in 1975 and accumulates almost four decades of experience in the Brazilian real estate market. He is an effective member of the board of directors since 2006, having also held the position of Legal Director.
Mr. Francisco Lopes Neto is vice-chairman of the Company’s board of directors and its COO. He graduated at the School of Engineering of Mackenzie University. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate market, having founded Desim Desenvolvimento Imobiliário Ltda. He previously was Lopes financial officer and its operations officer.
Mr. Marcos Lopes is a member of Lopes’ board of directors and its CEO. He graduated in Civil Engineering at the Engineering School of Mackenzie University in 1986. Before joining the Company, he was an intern at real estate development companies, construction companies and advertising agencies. He started his career at Lopes in 1981 and has more than 40 years of experience in the real estate market.
Mr. Leone is Partner and Chief Revenue Officer of Captalys. Previously he was CFO and IR Officer at Lopes, the largest real estate brokerage firm in Latin America, having been responsible for both its IPO in 2006 and its Follow On Offering in 2010, and over 21 M&A transactions in the same period. He began his career as a trainee at Arthur Andersen where he stayed until becoming a Senior Consultant. He then became MIS/IR Manager at Credigy and later was one of the executives responsible for the divestment process of the Atlantica Residencial company in Brazil for its shareholders Prudential Real Estate Investors, Icatu, CDP and GIC. He holds a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of São Paulo an MBA from INSEAD and attended a Digital Strategy Executive Education Course from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Mauricio de Almeida Prado Curvelo is a member of Lopes’ board of directors. Mr. Almeida Prado holds a doctorate in international law from the University of Paris X – Nanterre, where he also specialized in D.E.S.S. in international trade. He also holds a master degree in international trade law at the University of São Paulo. Mr. Prado, completed his graduation in 1991, becoming a Bachelor of Law from the University of São Paulo.
Mrs. Luciana de Oliveira Cezar Coelho holds a degree in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a master’s degree from PUC-RJ and a PhD from Harvard University. She has been working in the financial market since 1997, having held positions in several financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Banco Abn Amro Real and Banco Santander, in addition to being a founding partner of Virtus BR Partners, a financial advisory company, and STK Capital, independent asset manager. She is currently a founding partner of STS GAEA Capital, an independent asset manager. Mrs. Luciana de Oliveira Cezar Coelho has been a member of the boards of directors of other companies since November 2012. She currently holds the position of member of the Board of Directors of Raízen, Restoque Comércio e Confecções de Roupas S.A. and Harvard University Global.
Mr. Mario Spinola joined Principia Capital Partners in December 2017. Previously he was a founding partner of Victoria Capital Partners and DLJ South American Partners based in São Paulo. In 1996, Mr. Spinola joined Banco Garantia after working in private equity and mergers and acquisitions with International Venture Partners and Capitaltec Consultoria Econômica for four years. During his 10-year stay with Banco Garantia and Credit Suisse, Mr. Spinola was responsible for executing and monitoring private equity investments in TAM Linhas Aéreas, América Latina Logística and NET Serviços. Mr. Spinola graduated in civil engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Spinola currently serves on the board of Cellera Farma, having previously served on the board of Damásio Educacional, Grupo Technos, América Latina Logística, Brazil Trade Shows and TAM Linhas Aéreas.
The members of Lopes’ executive board are its legal representatives and are primarily responsible for managing its day-to-day operations and implementing the general policies and guidelines set forth by the Company’s board of directors.
Under Brazilian corporation law, each executive officer must be a Brazilian resident but is not required to be Lopes’ shareholder. Furthermore, not more than one-third of its directors may serve as members of its board of executive officers.
The Company’s executive officers are appointed by its board of directors for a term of two years, considering each year as the period between two annual shareholders’ meetings, and may be removed by the board of directors at any time. According to Lopes’ by-laws, its board of executive directors will be composed of up to 10 officers.
Currently, the Company’s board of officers consists of five officers, appointed at a Board of Directors’ Meeting held on May 5, 2022. The Board’s term of office is until the first meeting of the Board of Directors subsequent to the 2024 OGM.
Mr. Marcos Lopes is the Company’s CEO. He graduated in Civil Engineering at the Engineering School of Mackenzie University in 1986. Before joining the Company, he was an intern at real estate development companies, construction companies and advertising agencies. He started his career at Lopes in 1981 and has more than 40 years of experience in the real estate market.
Mr. Francisco Lopes Neto is the Company’s COO. He graduated at the School of Engineering of Mackenzie University. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate market, having founded Desim Desenvolvimento Imobiliário Ltda. He previously was Lopes financial officer and its operations officer.
With more than 14 years in the Real Estate market, Matheus has been in the Company for 10 years, having gone through departments such as Mergers & Acquisitions and Commercial Strategy. In addition to being the Company’s IRO, he is also Rede Lopes’ Executive Director. Matheus graduated in Business Administration at Getúlio Vargas Foundation and has a certificate in Digital Transformation from MIT – Massachussets Institute of Technology.
Mr. Paim is Lopes’ business development officer. He has a master’s degree in accountancy at UERJ and has an executive MBA from COPPEAD/UFRJ. At Lopes, he worked as national financial director, director of Lopes RJ, Lopes Nordeste and Pronto! Participações. He has 18 years of experience in the real estate market, having worked at empresas ECIA Irmãos Araújo Engenharia, Holding Imobiliária of Banco Icatu, Atlântica Empreendimentos and Atlântica Residencial.
Mr. Cyro holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Uiversidade de São Paulo, with a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Active in the real estate market since 1990, he was commercial superintendent of DESIM Desenvolvimento Imobiliário and partner of G4 Realty Incorporação e Participações. Since 2004 he has been the Developer Relations Director of the LPS Brasil Group, having been the general director of Itaplan Consultoria de Imóveis, a company controlled by the Lopes Group between 2013 and 2017. He currently serves as the Company’s Technical Director and Institutional Director.