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Mercadolibre Inc (MELI.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marcos Galperin

46 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Pedro Arnt

43 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Stelleo Tolda

49 2009 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Rabinovich

39 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Osvaldo Gimenez

47 2004 Executive Vice President - Payments

Marcelo Melamud

47 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Emiliano Calemzuk

43 2016 Lead Independent Director

Nicolas Aguzin

48 2017 Independent Director

Meyer Malka Rais

42 2013 Independent Director

Javier Olivan

39 2012 Independent Director

Roberto Sallouti

45 2014 Independent Director

Susan Segal

64 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marcos Galperin

Mr. Marcos Galperin is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is one of our co-founders and has served as our chairman, president and chief executive officer and one of our directors since our inception in October 1999. Mr. Galperin serves on the boards of Endeavor, a non-profit organization that selects mentors and accelerates high impact entrepreneurs around the world; Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB). a technology service provider focused on delivering software solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and trends that is listed on the NYSE; and Onapsis, a cyber-security company. Prior to working with us, Mr. Galperin worked in the fixed income department of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. in New York from June to August 1998 and at YPF S.A. an integrated oil company, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was a Futures and Options Associate and managed YPF’s currency and oil derivatives program from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Galperin received an MBA from Stanford University and graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Galperin is the brother of Nicolas Galperin, a Class II Director.

Pedro Arnt

Mr. Pedro Arnt is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served as our chief financial officer since June 1, 2011. Prior to his appointment as chief financial officer, Mr. Arnt served in various capacities since joining MercadoLibre in December 1999. He initially led the business development and marketing teams as vice president, and later managed our customer service operations. He then held the position of vice president of strategic planning, treasury & investor relations, actively participating in our transition from a private to a public company, and playing an important role in capital markets, corporate finance, strategic planning and treasury initiatives. Prior to joining MercadoLibre, Mr. Arnt worked for The Boston Consulting Group. He is a Brazilian citizen and holds a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Haverford College and a master’s degree from the University of Oxford.

Stelleo Tolda

Mr. Stelleo Tolda serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to his appointment as chief operating officer, Mr. Tolda served as a senior vice president and as our country manager of Brazil since 1999. In that role he guided MercadoLibre to its current position as the leading e-commerce marketplace in Brazil. Before joining MercadoLibre, Mr. Tolda worked at Lehman Brothers Inc. in the United States in 1999, and at Banco Pactual and Banco Icatu in Brazil, from 1996 to 1997 and 1994 to 1996, respectively. He holds a master’s in business administration from Stanford University, and a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, also from Stanford.

Daniel Rabinovich

Mr. Daniel Rabinovich serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Rabinovich served as our vice president of product development since January 2009, having joined MercadoLibre in March 2000 as an application architect. Before joining us, he worked in the application architecture team at PeopleSoft. Mr. Rabinovich holds a master’s degree in Technological Services Management from the Universidad de San Andres and graduated with honors from Buenos Aires University with a degree in information systems.

Osvaldo Gimenez

Mr. Osvaldo Gimenez is Executive Vice President - Payments of the Company. Gimenez is an executive vice president and has been responsible for MercadoPago operations since February 2004. Mr. Gimenez joined MercadoLibre in January 2000 as country manager of Argentina and Chile. Before joining us, Mr. Gimenez was an associate in Booz Allen and Hamilton and worked for Santander Investments in New York. Mr. Gimenez received a master’s in business administration from Stanford University and graduated from Buenos Aires Technological Institute with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.

Marcelo Melamud

Mr. Marcelo Melamud serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Melamud served as our vice president—administration and control since April 2008. From July 2004 through March 2008, he served as the director of finance of MDM Hotel Group, a developer, owner and operator of Marriott branded hotels in Miami, Florida. From July 1998 through July 2004, Mr. Melamud worked in various finance roles for Fidelity Investments, a provider of investment products and services. During his work at Fidelity Investments, Mr. Melamud served as the director of finance of the World Trade Center Boston/Seaport Hotel and he also served as the director of finance of MetroRed Telecom Group Ltd. a fiber-optic telecommunication provider of data, value added and hosting services within Latin America. Mr. Melamud received his master’s in business administration from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and is a certified public accountant in Argentina.

Emiliano Calemzuk

Mr. Emiliano Calemzuk serves as Lead Independent Director of the company, since February 2016. Mr. Calemzuk joined our board in August 2007. Mr. Calemzuk also serves as chairman of the advisory board of The Heart of Los Angeles Organization, a non-profit organization for which he has served since 2010. Mr. Calemzuk is the CEO and co-founder of RAZE, a mobile-first digital media company. From September 2010 to January 2012, Mr. Calemzuk served as chief executive officer of Shine Group Americas (and its subsidiaries), a television producer in the U.S. market. Prior to joining Shine Group Americas, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Calemzuk was president of Fox Television Studios, a supplier of programming to U.S. cable and broadcast networks. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Calemzuk served as president of Fox Channels Europe. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Calemzuk was vice president and deputy managing director of Fox Latin American Channels and was also employed as general manager of Fox Kids Latin America. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Calemzuk served as associate director of marketing and promotions for Fox Latin America. Prior to that, he worked at Hero Productions. Mr. Calemzuk holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Nicolas Aguzin

Mr. Nicolas Aguzin serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chairman & CEO for J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific, overseeing the firm’s overall activities across the Asia Pacific, as well as directly managing the Banking franchise throughout the region. Mr. Aguzin chairs the Asia Pacific Management Committee, and is also a member of J.P. Morgan’s firmwide Corporate & Investment Bank Management Committee. Mr. Aguzin was previously the CEO for J.P. Morgan Latin America, responsible for overseeing all of J.P. Morgan’s activities in Latin America. He was also the head of Investment Banking Coverage, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets in the region. Mr. Aguzin joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires as a financial analyst in the Credit Group and has spent his career advising clients on strategic and corporate finance transactions. In 1991, he moved to New York, where he worked in the Corporate Finance Services Group and focused primarily on cross-border mergers and acquisitions for U.S. clients. In 1992, Mr. Aguzin returned to Buenos Aires as a member of the Investment Banking team, where he participated in several privatizations, capital markets and advisory transactions. In 1996, he moved to the Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York, and was appointed head of the group in 2000. In 2002, Mr. Aguzin expanded his responsibilities and was appointed head of Latin America Investment Banking Coverage, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets, formerly known as Latin America Investment Banking. In 2005, he was appointed CEO for Latin America. During 2008 and 2009, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO for Latin America and head of Latin America Investment Banking, Mr. Aguzin served as Senior Country Officer for Brazil. Mr. Aguzin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Meyer Malka Rais

Mr. Meyer Malka Rais is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as chairman of the compensation committee and as a member of the audit committee since then. Mr. Malka is the managing partner at Ribbit Capital LP, a venture capital fund focused on investing in innovative companies in the financial services sector, a position he has held since May 2012. Mr. Malka has more than twenty years of experience building and investing in technology and financial services across three continents. Mr. Malka was the co-founder and chairman of Lemon, Inc, an online financial service enabling individuals to access a virtual wallet online, until it was purchased by LifeLock (NYSE: LOCK) in December 2013. He also served on the boards of Wonga Group Limited, a private company offering loans that emphasize transparency, speed, convenience and flexibility through the website Wonga.com from 2011 to 2015; Revista Climax, a Venezuelan magazine from 2007 to 2015; and Peixe Urbano Inc. a private company in local commerce from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Malka currently serves on the boards of Credit Karma, a private company offering free credit scores to consumers; LendingHome, an online marketplace private company for home mortgages; Invoice2go, a private company that offers invoicing solutions to small businesses on mobile applications. In 1991, at the age of 18, Mr. Malka co-founded Heptagon Group, a securities and investment broker dealer servicing the Venezuelan and U.S. markets, where he served as chief operating officer. In 1998, Mr. Malka developed the online brokerage Patagon.com, Inc. which became Latin America’s first comprehensive Internet-based financial services portal and dealer until its acquisition in March 2000 by the Spanish bank Banco Santander. Mr. Malka then served as the interim chief executive officer for OpenBank S.A. an online bank in Spain and Germany. Mr. Malka graduated with a degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela in 1996.

Javier Olivan

Mr. Javier Olivan is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Olivan is the Vice President of Growth at Facebook, Inc. (NYSE: FB). Since 2007, Mr. Olivan has been responsible for Facebook’s international efforts, setting strategy and driving the growth of their global user base through product, marketing and internationalization initiatives. Mr. Olivan also oversees all growth analytics, mobile adoption and Social Good initiatives worldwide. Prior to working at Facebook, Inc. Mr. Olivan was a product manager at Siemens Mobile where he led a cross-functional team charged with the development and market launch of handset devices. Earlier in his career, Mr. Olivan worked for NTT Corporation in Japan as a research and development engineer and was responsible for developing software that enabled high-quality wireless video transmission to mobile devices. Mr. Olivan holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and master’s degrees in both electrical and industrial engineering from the University of Navarra.

Roberto Sallouti

Mr. Roberto Balls Sallouti is an Independent Director of the Company. Roberto Sallouti is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of BTG Pactual, a Brazilian financial company operating in investment banking and global wealth and asset management markets in Latin America. Mr. Sallouti joined BTG Pactual in 1994, and became a partner in 1998. He was named Chief Operating Officer in 2008, having previously been responsible for the firm’s Fixed Income Division. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Mr. Sallouti holds a bachelor of science degree in economics, with concentrations in finance and marketing, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Susan Segal

Ms. Susan L. Segal is Independent Director of the Company. She has served as a member of the audit committee since 2012. Ms. Segal has been president and chief executive officer of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas since 2003, after having worked in the private sector for more than 30 years. Prior to her current position, Ms. Segal was a founding partner of her own investment advisory firm focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. Previously, she was a partner and Latin American Group Head at JPMorgan Partners/Chase Capital Partners, where she pioneered early stage venture capital investing in Latin America. Prior to joining Chase Capital Partners, Ms. Segal was a senior managing director focused on Emerging Markets Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Chase Bank and its predecessor banks. She was actively involved in developing investment banking, building an emerging-market bond-trading unit for Latin America and was also involved in the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s both chairing and sitting on various advisory committees. Ms. Segal currently serves on various boards and committees, including at the Bank of Nova Scotia/Scotiabank, where she serves as a director and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Risk Committee, the Tinker Foundation and the Latin American Venture Capital Association. She is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. In 1999, she was awarded the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins Grado de Gran Oficial in Chile and in 2009 President Uribe of Colombia honored her with the Cruz de San Carlos. In 2012, she was awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle in Mexico. Ms. Segal received a master’s in business administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Segal previously served as a director of our company from 1999 to 2002.

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