People: MercadoLibre Inc (MELI.O)

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17 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marcos Galperin

42 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Pedro Arnt

40 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Stelleo Tolda

46 2009 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Osvaldo Gimenez

43 2004 Executive Vice President - Payments

Daniel Rabinovich

36 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Marcelo Melamud

43 2008 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Veronica Serra

44 2013 Lead Independent Director

Nicolas Galperin

45 1999 Director

Emiliano Calemzuk

40 2007 Independent Director

Meyer Malka Rais

39 2013 Independent Director

Javier Olivan

37 2012 Independent Director

Susan Segal

61 2012 Independent Director

Michael Spence

70 1999 Independent Director

Mario Vazquez

78 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 a co-founder of the company. He is a board member of Endeavor, a non-profit organization that that selects mentors and accelerates high impact entrepreneurs around the world. 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.

Pedro Arnt

Mr. Pedro Arnt is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Mercadolibre Inc., effective June 1, 2011. 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 is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of MercadoLibre Inc since April 1, 2009. He has served as our chief operating officer 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.

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.

Daniel Rabinovich

Mr. Daniel Rabinovich is Senior 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.

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 and Innova Capital, with 18 years of experience making investments in a variety of sectors, including private equity, real estate and venture capital. With respect to her private equity experience, Ms. Serra has participated in deals with Portal de Documentos, Allied Advanced Technologies and Wow! Nutrition, among others. For the growth equity investments, current portfolio includes Clearsale, Blue Interactive, Diletto, Sigga, Dauper, Accera and TradeForce. Ms. Serra currently sits in the following boards: MercadoLibre, Portal de Documentos, Allied Advanced Technologies, Wow! Nutrition, ClearSale S.A. and ATMO Digital. She also sits on the nonprofit boards of iSmart Foundation (education), Instituto Sidarta (education), global advisory board of Endeavor Global and collaborates with Fundação Estudar, where she was a director for 3 years and started its endowment (2008-2010). Ms. Serra is also a member of the “Group of 50.” Before founding Pacific Investments, she was involved in helping establish Patagon.com in Brazil and also an entity that owned interests in MercadoLibre and Wanako Games. From 1998-2001, Ms. Serra headed investments for Latin America for International Real Returns LLC and from 1997-1998 she was a VP and assistant to the CEO of Leucadia National Corporation. In 1996, Ms. Serra was an associate with Goldman Sachs & Co and between 1993-1995 she worked at Banco BBA Creditanstalt. She received her Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1997, which was funded by a full scholarship through the Organization of American States, and received a grant from Fundação Estudar. She also has a degree in Law from the University of São Paulo and a degree 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 until 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.

Emiliano Calemzuk

Mr. Emiliano Calemzuk is Independent Director of Mercadolibre Inc since August 2007. Mr. Calemzuk serves as Chairman of the advisory boards of the Heart of Los Angeles Organization, a non-profit organization where he has served since 2010. From September 2010 to January 2012, Mr. Calemzuk served as chief executive officer of Shine Group Americas (and its subsidiaries), major producers of television in the U.S. market. Prior to joining Shine, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Calemzuk was President of Fox Television Studios, another major 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. He 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. He 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 Rais has more than twenty years of experience building and investing in technology and financial services across three continents. Mr. Malka Rais is the co-founder and chairman of Lemon, Inc., an online financial service enabling individuals to access a virtual wallet online that was bought by LifeLock (LOCK) in December 2013. He currently serves on the board of Wonga Group Limited. Mr. Malka Rais also currently serves on the boards of Peixe Urbano Inc., Bitcoin Foundation, a non-profit trade organization that enables the use of Bitcoin cryptographic money worldwide, and Revista Climax, a Venezuelan magazine. In 1991, at the age of 18, Mr. Malka Rais co-founded Heptagon Group, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. In 1998, Mr. Malka Rais 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 Rais then served as the interim chief executive officer for OpenBank S.A. In 2003, he co-founded Banco Lemon, which went on to become one of the largest private microfinance institutions in Brazil until 2009 when it was acquired by Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s largest bank. In July 2008, Mr. Malka Rais co-founded and was co-chief executive officer of Bling Nation Ltd., until July 2011 when it evolved into Lemon Inc. In May 2011, Mr. Malka Rais co-founded Banco Bracce. 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. He is the Vice President of Growth and Analytics at Facebook, Inc. He joined Facebook as Head of International Growth in 2007. In this role, he 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. His role has since expanded to also oversee all product analytics, mobile adoption and user engagement worldwide. Prior to working at Facebook, 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.

Susan Segal

Ms. Susan L. Segal is Independent Director of Mercadolibre Inc., effective April 23, 2012. She 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 Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance 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.

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. 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. 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. He taught at Stanford as an Associate Professor of Economics from 1973 to 1975. From 1975 to 1990, he served as professor of Economics and Business Administration at Harvard, holding a joint appointment in the Business School and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In 1983, he was named chairman of the Economics Department and George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration. From 1984 to 1990, Dr. Spence served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, overseeing Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Education. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Spence served on the Board of Genpact Ltd., and previously served on the board of General Mills, Inc., from 1992 to 2008. In the past he has served on the boards of Bank of America, Nike Inc., Siebel Systems, Inc., Exult Inc., Torstar Corporation and Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Mario Vazquez

Mr. Mario Eduardo Vazquez is Independent Director of Mercadolibre Inc since May 6, 2008. Mr. Vazquez serves as a member of the board of directors and as the president of the Audit Committee of Globant S.A. Mr. Vazquez 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. Vazquez 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. Vazquez has pursued personal interests in addition to his service as a director. Mr. Vazquez 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. Vazquez previously taught as a professor of Auditing at the Economics School of the University of Buenos Aires. Mr. Vazquez received a degree in accounting from the University of Buenos Aires.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Marcos Galperin

3,733,240

Pedro Arnt

1,118,040

Stelleo Tolda

1,395,310

Osvaldo Gimenez

1,149,610

Daniel Rabinovich

722,928

Marcelo Melamud

163,711

Veronica Serra

--

Nicolas Galperin

432,780

Emiliano Calemzuk

--

Meyer Malka Rais

--

Javier Olivan

--

Susan Segal

--

Michael Spence

--

Mario Vazquez

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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