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MercadoLibre Inc (MELI.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marcos Galperin

44 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Pedro Arnt

41 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Stelleo Tolda

47 2009 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Rabinovich

37 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Osvaldo Gimenez

44 2004 Executive Vice President - Payments

Marcelo Melamud

44 2008 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Veronica Serra

45 2013 Lead Independent Director

Nicolas Galperin

46 1999 Director

Emiliano Calemzuk

41 2007 Independent Director

Meyer Malka Rais

40 2013 Independent Director

Javier Olivan

38 2012 Independent Director

Roberto Sallouti

43 2014 Independent Director

Susan Segal

63 2012 Independent Director

Michael Spence

60 1999 Independent Director

Mario Vazquez

80 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marcos Galperin

Mr. Marcos Galperin is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of MercadoLibre Inc. 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 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 Nicolás Galperin, a Class II Director nominee.

Pedro Arnt

Mr. Pedro Arnt is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Mercadolibre Inc., effective 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 is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of MercadoLibre Inc since April 1, 2009. 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 is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of MercadoLibre Inc since January 2011. 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 Mercadolibre Inc since February 2004. Mr. Giménez joined MercadoLibre in January 2000 as country manager of Argentina and Chile. Before joining us, Mr. Giménez was an associate in Booz Allen and Hamilton and worked for Santander Investments in New York. Mr. Giménez 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 is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of MercadoLibre Inc since August 15, 2008. 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.

Veronica Serra

Ms. Veronica Allende Serra is Lead Independent Director of Mercadolibre Inc. Ms. Serra is the founding partner of Pacific Investments, a multi-asset fund management group, and Innova Capital, a mid-market private equity firm in Central Europe, with 19 years of experience making direct investments in a variety of sectors, including private equity, real estate and venture capital. Ms. Serra currently sits on the boards of the portfolio companies of Innova Capital and also sits on the nonprofit board of Instituto Sidarta (education), global advisory board of Endeavor Global, advisory board of AMIGOH, and collaborates with Fundação Estudar, where she was a director from 2008 to 2010. She was also a director of iSmart Foundation (education) from 2010 to 2014. Ms. Serra is a member of the “Group of 50” and YPO, co-founder of Latam Start Up Challenge and member of the advisory council of the XTC. Before founding Pacific Investments, she was involved in a series of start-ups, among which are Patagon.com in Brazil and also an entity that owned interests in MercadoLibre and Wanako Games. From 1998 to 2001, Ms. Serra headed investments for Latin America for International Real Returns LLC and from 1997 to 1998 she was a vice president and assistant to the chief executive officer of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK) a holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment banking and capital markets. She received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997, a degree in Law from the University of São Paulo and in Art and Advertising from Escola Panamericana de Arte.

Nicolas Galperin

Mr. Nicolas Galperin is Director of Mercadolibre Inc since 1999. Mr. Galperin is the principal of Onslow Capital Management Limited, an investment management company based in London, which he founded in 2006. Mr. Galperin worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, an investment bank, from 1994 to 2006, and his last position was managing director and head of trading and risk management for the London emerging markets trading desk. In his career at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Galperin also acted as a trader of high-yield bonds, emerging market bonds and derivatives in New York and London. Mr. Galperin graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Galperin is the brother of Marcos Galperin, our chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Emiliano Calemzuk

Mr. Emiliano Calemzuk is Independent Director of Mercadolibre Inc since 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 founder of Rampante, a media company focused on media business. 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.

Meyer Malka Rais

Mr. Meyer Malka Rais is appointed as the Independent Director of MercadoLibre, Inc. 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 2014; Revista Climax, a Venezuelan magazine from 2007 to 2014; and Peixe Urbano Inc., a private company in local commerce from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Malka currently serves on the boards of Credit Karma, a private company offering free credit scores to consumers Mr. Malka Rais graduated with a degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela in 1996 and currently resides in Palo Alto, California.

Javier Olivan

Mr. Javier Olivan is appointed as the Independent Director of MercadoLibre, Inc. Mr. Olivan is the Vice President of growth, engagement and mobile adoption at Facebook, Inc. (NYSE: FB) since 2007. Mr. Olivan has been responsible for Facebook’s international efforts, setting strategy and helping to drive the growth of Facebook’s user base across the globe through product, marketing and internationalization initiatives. Mr. Olivan also oversees all product analytics, mobile adoption and user engagement 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 part of a team that was responsible for developing software that enabled high quality wireless video transmission on 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 Mercadolibre, Inc. Mr. Sallouti is a managing partner and board member of BTG Pactual, Brazilian financial company operating in Latam investment banking, and global wealth and asset management markets. Mr. Sallouti joined Banco BTG Pactual in 1994 and became a partner in 1998. During his career at BTG Pactual S.A., he served as joint head of Brazil local fixed income markets from 1999 to 2003 and as the head of the international and emerging markets fixed income division from 2003 to 2006. After Banco Pactual was sold to UBS AG, he acted as joint head of Latam FICC (Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities) and co-head of emerging markets fixed income from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, he was one of the founders of BTG Investments, which acquired Banco Pactual back from UBS in 2009. Mr. Sallouti received his bachelor’s 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 Mercadolibre Inc., effective April 23, 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. 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.

Michael Spence

Dr. Michael Spence, Ph.D., is Independent Directorof Mercadolibre Inc since 1999. Mr. Spence is Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Since 2007 he has served as external advisor to the government of China on growth strategy and reform. From 2010 to 2014 he served as consultant to PIMCO, and since 2011 Mr. Spence has served as senior advisor at Oak Hill Investment Management and director of the board of the Stanford Management Company. In 2012 Mr. Spence was appointed Chairman of the Academic Board of the Fung Global Institute. He currently is a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford. Mr. Spence is also a distinguished visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. He served as dean of the Stanford Business School from 1990 to 1999. Dr. Spence was awarded the John Kenneth Galbraith Prize for excellence in teaching and the John Bates Clark medal for a “significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” In 2001, Dr. Spence received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Spence served as chairman of the Commission on Growth and Development. Dr. Spence earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Princeton summa cum laude and was selected for a Rhodes Scholarship. He was awarded a BS-MA from Oxford University and earned his doctorate degree in economics at Harvard University.

Mario Vazquez

Mr. Mario Eduardo Vazquez is Independent Director of Mercadolibre Inc since May 6, 2008. Mr. Vázquez serves as a member of the board of directors and as the president of the audit committee of Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB). Mr. Vázquez served as the chief executive officer of Grupo Telefónica in Argentina from June 2003 to November 2006, and served as a member of the board of directors of Telefónica S.A. Spain from November 2000 to November 2006. He has also served as a regular member of the board of directors of Telefónica Argentina S.A. and Telefónica Holding Argentina S.A., and as alternate member of the board of directors of Telefónica de Chile S.A until 2012. Mr. Vázquez served as a member of the board of directors of YPF S.A. and as the president of the Audit Committee of YPF S.A until 2012. Since November 2006, Mr. Vázquez has pursued personal interests in addition to his service as a director. Mr. Vázquez spent 23 years as a partner and general director of Arthur Andersen for Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay (Pistrelli, Diaz y Asociados and Andersen Consulting — Accenture), where he served for a total of 33 years until his retirement in 1993. Mr. Vázquez previously taught as a professor of Auditing at the Economics School of the University of Buenos Aires. Mr. Vázquez received a degree in accounting from the University of Buenos Aires.