Mr Leite holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1984), and completed the Advanced Management Program, from the Kellogg School of Business of the Northwestern University. He has been the CEO for CTC – Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira S.A since 2011. Formerly, he acted as CEO for Monsanto do Brasil, Monsanto Canada, Sociedade Israelita Albert Einstein and Avanti Gestão de Recursos Financeiros. Furthermore, he took several positions of ascending responsibility in companies such as Philip Morris and Michelin, in Germany, USA, Canada and Brazil. He acted as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the following companies: GPC Química, Limagrain Canada Seeds, Canada Crop Protection Institute, Sociedade Israelita Albert Einstein, MDM Brasil, Fosbrasil and Avanti Gestão de Recursos Financeiros.
Mr Janeiro holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Campinas – Unicamp (1990), and completed the Specialization Course in Industrial Quality Engineering in 1992, also from Unicamp; and an MBA in Business Management in 2010 from Fundação Dom Cabral. With a successful career, he held positions of succeeding importance at the Rhodia Group, where he started as Assistant Production Engineer at Rhodiaco Chemical Ind.; thereafter, he acted as an Assured Quality Advisor at Rhodia Brazil; Process Engineer at Rhodia Asia Pacific; Production Engineer at Rhodia Silices, Process Coordinator at Rhodia Brazil, Industrial Coordinator at Rhodia Silices from 2000 to 2001; Asset Manager at Rhodia Silica Systems America Latina; Senior Commercial Export Manager at Rhodia; IRO at Rhodia Operations; Business Director at Rhodia/Solvay; and Senior Vice President at Rhodia/Solvay. He has been the Cellulosic Ethanol Business Officer for CTC – Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira S.A since December 2014.
Mr Pecchio holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Unicamp (University of Campinas), in Accounting from PUC – Campinas, MBA in Finance from IBMEC, updating and management development in the United States with professors from Harvard Business School, Tuck School of Business, and updating and development in Switzerland with professors from IMD – International Institute for Management Development. His professional career began at Arthur Andersen, followed by other companies such as Champion Papel e Celulose Ltda (now International Paper) and Elektro, where he held the position of Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer. He was the Executive Director of Finance and Business Transformations at Tetra Pak, Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at AES Brasil. Mr Pecchio also held the position of Chief Financial Officer of AES Brasil’s subsidiaries. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of IE Madeira and IE Garanhuns.