Management Team

Executive Officers

Pedro Jorge Guterres Quintans Graça   
Co-Chief Executive Officer

Pedro Jorge Guterres Quintans Graça is our Co-Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since May 20, 2022. Mr. Graça held as chief executive officer of the companies of our group from April 2016 to May 2022. Prior to becoming our chief executive officer, Mr. Graça held various managerial positions at YDUQS Participações S.A., or YDUQS, from November 2007 to March 2016, including distance learning director and market director. He began his career as an entrepreneur, as a partner and owner of Sistema Energia de Ensino (focused on teaching K-12) from May 1995 to December 2003 and ENAD – Ensino a Distância, from January 2004 to October 2007. He was also a pioneer in the distance education market in Brazil and founded a satellite content transmission company. Cumulatively, Mr. Graça has over 24 years of experience in the education industry. Mr. Graça holds a bachelor’s degree in systems analysis from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and completed a specialization course in business at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

William Victor Kendrick de Matos Silva
Co-Chief Executive Officer

William Victor Kendrick de Matos Silva is our Co-Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since May 20, 2022. Mr. Kendrick de Matos Silva is the former Head of Distance Learning at Unicesumar. Mr. Kendrick de Matos Silva has a master’s degree in public policy management from Universidade do Vale do Itajaí and a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from Centro Universitário de Maringá.

Ana Paula Rodrigues
Management and Services Officer

Ana Paula Rodrigues is our People and Management and Services Officer, a position she has held since September 2, 2020. Ms. Rodrigues has been the head of human resources and services of the companies of our group since July 2018. Prior to that, she worked at YDUQS from April 1999 to July 2018, including 15 years in leadership positions. During her last two years at YDUQS, she was in charge of the shared services center and the information technology department, which provided services to over 90 campuses throughout Brazil. She also worked in several other departments, including the Student Relations Department. She participated in the creation of the management excellence program and the implementation of the quality control system at YDUQS. She was also the Chief Operations Officer of the distance learning department and in charge of student relations, in which capacity she focused on reducing drop-out rates. She was also responsible for the integration of the largest private educational institution launched by YDUQS. Ms. Rodrigues has an MBA in Strategic Management and a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Universidade Estácio de Sá.

Carlos Henrique Boquimpani de Freitas
Chief Financial Officer

Carlos Henrique Boquimpani de Freitas is our Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since September 2, 2020. Mr. Freitas has been the chief financial officer of the companies of our group since March 2019. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Freitas began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Banco Brascan (part of the Brookfield Group) in Rio de Janeiro from May 1997 to June 2000. In 2000, he joined the French group ENGIE, which operates in the electricity, gas and services sectors where he worked from June 2000 to March 2019. At ENGIE he held various positions, such as Senior Strategy and Portfolio Manager at ENGIE Latin America from January 2008 to January 2009; Head of Finance, Treasury and Insurance at ENGIE Brasil Energia (formerly Tractebel Energia, a company listed in Brazil with a market capitalization exceeding U.S.$10 billion) from February 2009 to January 2013; and Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer and Head of Human Resources at ECL, a listed company in Chile, from February 2013 to December 2016. Most recently, he was the Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer of ENGIE Brasil Energia from January 2017 to March 2019. Mr. Freitas has a bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

Luiz Gonzaga Victor Foureaux Neto
Marketing and Innovation Officer

Luiz Gonzaga Victor Foureaux Neto is our Marketing and Innovation Officer, a position he has held since September 2, 2020. Mr. Foureaux has been the Chief Marketing Officer of the companies of our group since June 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Foureaux held leadership positions at Ânima Educação from October 2005 to May 2016, including acting as marketing and communication officer at Ânima Educação from January 2012 to May 2016. Mr. Foureaux has over 18 years of experience in sales, customer relations and marketing planning, and has also worked in the telecommunications sectors (at TIM Brasil, from August 1999 to October 2005) and in the post-secondary education sector. Mr. Foureaux holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais and an MBA in Marketing from the Fundação Dom Cabral.

Senior Management

Carlos Fabiano Fistarol
Continuing Education Officer
Carlos Fabiano Fistarol is our Continuing Education Officer, a position he has held since January, 2009. Mr. Fistarol has been working in our company since August 2001, as a teacher, course coordinator, coordinator of teaching centers and, currently, Officer of Continuing Education, responsible for on-campus and digital education graduate courses, professional training and technical courses and new businesses. Throughout its path he has experienced changes in the company from its founder's management to the current management. His experiences beyond the educational industry include banks, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, metallurgical, and consultancy in business management. He holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and master’s degree in Controllership and Modern Business Management, both from Universidade Regional de Blumenau.
Érico Coelho Ribeiro
Chief Operations Officer
Érico Coelho Ribeiro is our Chief Operations Officer, a position he has held since he joined our company in April 2018. He has been working with the academic planning of our digital education and on-campus operations, including the relationship with our hub partners. Cumulatively, Mr. Ribeiro has over 13 years of experience in the education industry. His experiences beyond the educational industry include banking and mining, mainly working in finance, risk management, and operations areas. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and Business Management from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, a postgraduate degree in Finance from Fundação João Pinheiro, a MBA in Finance from IBMEC, and a master’s degree in Business from Fundação Pedro Leopoldo (FPL).
Herminio Kloch
Academic Officer
Prof. Herminio Kloch is our Academic Officer and Rector of Uniasselvi. Prof. Herminio has been working in our company since February 2000 and is a specialist in the technology and education industry with a wide experience in digital education. Cumulatively, Prof. Herminio has over 20 years of experience in higher education, working on pioneering projects to improve higher education at Uniasselvi. He is a permanent member of the Board of the Association of Private Maintainers of Higher Education of Santa Catarina (Associação das Mantenedoras Particulares de Educação Superior de Santa Catarina, or AMPESC), of which he is currently Vice President, where he has supported several projects related to Higher Education with regulatory bodies. Led the work front that expanded the offer of undergraduate digital education courses at Uniasselvi, such as the initial implementation of hubs in different regions of Brazil. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB) and a postgraduate degree in information technology management from Universidade da Região de Joinville (UNIVILLE) and a postgraduate degree in computer science from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
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