People: News Corp (NWSA.O)
1 May 2015
Ms. Ana Paula Pessoa has been a Independent Director of the Company since June 2013. She has been a Partner at Brunswick Group, an international corporate communications firm, since May 2012. She is a Partner of Black-Key Participações SA, a company she founded in 2011, which invests in digital start-up companies in Brazil, including Neemu.com. She is also the founder of Avanti SC, a strategic planning consulting firm, where she has served as a consultant since 2000. Ms. Pessoa previously served in numerous roles during her 18-year career at the Globo Organizations (“Globo”), a media group in South America, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2011 and New Business Director from 2008 to 2011 of Infoglobo, the newspaper, Internet and information services business of Globo. She also served as a Director of Globo’s subsidiaries including Valor Economico, a financial newspaper in Brazil, and Zap Internet, an online classified service in Brazil, from 2001 to 2011 and as a Director of SPIX Macaw Internet SA, an online news distribution start-up company, from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Pessoa currently serves on the audit committee of Fundacao Roberto Marinho, as a member of the Rio de Janeiro City Council and as a member of the advisory board of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Brasil. During her tenure at Globo, Ms. Pessoa gained extensive experience in its newspaper, Internet, cable and satellite television and telecom operations. Along with this media expertise, she brings to the Board strong business development and financial skills.
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