Edson Gustavo Georgetti Peli
Edson Gustavo Georgette Peli is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since September 2, 2020. He is also the Chairman of our board of directors, a position he has held since July 13, 2021. Mr. Peli has previously served on the board of directors of Vitru Brasil, a position he has held since October 2015. In addition to our company, Mr. Peli currently serves on the boards of directors of Ri Happy Brinquedos S.A. Mr. Peli is also currently a Managing Director at Carlyle, based in São Paulo, Brazil, focusing on buyout investment opportunities primarily in Brazil and other selected South American countries. Mr. Peli joined Carlyle in 2008 and since then has been involved in investing and managing over US$1.5 billion in equity investments in the healthcare, consumer and retail, and education sectors. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Peli worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse Brasil S.A., or Credit Suisse Brazil, from December 2004 to January 2008, where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets, having participated in over 30 completed transactions across several sectors. Prior to his time at Credit Suisse Brazil, Mr. Peli worked in credit risk at Banco Citibank S.A., or Citi Brazil, from February 2004 to December 2004. Mr. Peli holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) with a specialization program in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets at the University of Texas at Austin.