Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Guilherme Benchimol
Chairman of the Board
Guilherme Dias Fernandes Benchimol is the Chairman of our board of directors, a position he has held since August 2019. Mr. Benchimol has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services market. He founded the XP group in 2001 and has been its chief executive officer since 2001. Currently, Mr. Benchimol also serves on the boards of XP Brazil as the Chairman since 2018. Mr. Benchimol holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Bernardo Amaral
Director
Bernardo Amaral Botelho is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since November 2019. Mr. Amaral has been with the XP group since 2007 and has been a board member of XP Brazil since 2018. He is also an executive officer of XP CCTVM, XP Gestão, XP Vista, XP Advisory, XP VP, Tecfinance, XP Educação and Leadr. Prior to joining us, he was a lawyer of Costa Advogados Associados from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Amaral holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and an LLM in Business Law from IBMEC Group.
Carlos Alberto Ferreira
Director
Carlos Alberto Ferreira Filho is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since November 2019. Mr. Ferreira has been with the XP group since 2008 and has been an executive officer of XP CCTVM since 2019. Prior to joining us, he worked at Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Ferreira holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from Mackenzie in São Paulo.
Gabriel Leal
Director
Gabriel Klas da Rocha Leal is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since November 2019. Mr. Leal has been with the XP group since 2006, has been a board member of XP Brazil since 2018, and has been an executive officer of XP CCTVM since 2019. Prior to joining us, he worked at SC Johnson from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Leal holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from IBMEC Group.
Bruno Constantino
Director
Bruno Constantino Alexandre dos Santos is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since November 2019 and our Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since November 2019. Mr. Constantino has over 20 years’ experience in the financial markets. He joined XP CCTVM in 2012 and has been its chief financial officer since 2019. Prior to joining us, he was CIO of Graphus Capital from 2010 to 2012 and a partner at BTG Pactual from 2000 to 2010. He also served as a member of the board of directors of CEMIG from 2002 to 2004, Light from 2006 to 2009, and Valid from 2010 to 2019. Mr. Constantino was awarded a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter in 2009. Mr. Constantino holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from IBMEC Group.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Fabrício Almeida
Director
Fabrício Cunha de Almeida is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since November 2019 and our General Counsel, a position he has held since November 2019. Mr. Almeida has been the general counsel of the XP group since 2013. Prior to joining us, he was a lawyer at Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Almeida holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Universidade Cândido Mendes in Rio de Janeiro and holds a postgraduate degree in corporate law and capital markets from FGV.
Guilherme Sant’Anna
Director
Guilherme Sant’Anna Monteiro da Silva is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since November 2019. Mr. Monteiro da Silva joined XP CCTVM in 2018 as its chief human resources officer. Prior to joining us, he worked at Falconi Consulting from 2005 to 2018. Mr. Monteiro da Silva holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Universidade Federal de Viçosa and an MBA in corporate finance from Universidade de São Paulo.
Julio Capua Ramos da Silva
Director
Julio Capua Ramos da Silva is a member of our board of directors and a member of our audit committee, a position he has held since November 2019. Mr. Capua has been a board member of XP Brazil since 2018. Mr. Capua was part of the XP Group for 15 years. He joined the XP Group in 2004 to build the first asset management initiatives of XP. He also worked on the trading desk of the former independent investment agency of the Group. In 2007, Mr. Capua became responsible for the financial and legal affairs of the XP Group, including the accounting, tax, financial planning, budgeting, efficiency indicators and compliance and legal departments. He was the chief financial officer of XP CCTVM until April 2019. In addition, Mr. Capua was an officer of several companies within the XP Group until the end of 2018, including XP Gestão, XP Advisory and XP Educação. Mr. Capua is dedicated to new business initiatives, such as Victori Capital LLC, Rally dos Sertoes and Cellar Wines. He is also a member of the consulting committee of Starboard Restructuring Partners Consultoria em Negócios Ltda, and a member of NYCA Partners, a venture capital firm. Before joining the XP Group, Mr. Capua worked at SC Johnson Wax from 1998 until 2004. Mr. Capua holds a bachelor’s degree in production engineering and an MBA from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.
Member of the Audit Committee
Martin Escobari
Director
Martin Emiliano Escobari Lifchitz is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since November 2019. He has been with General Atlantic since 2012, and is a member of its Management Committee, is the Chair of its Investment Committee, and is the head of its Latin America business. Mr. Escobari serves on the board of directors of XP Brazil, Empreendimentos Pague Menos SA, Laboratorios Sanfer, S.A.P.I. de C.V., Grupo Axo, S.A.P.I. de C.V., and has previously served on the boards of Ourofino Saude Animal Participações S.A., Sura Asset Management, Smiles S.A., Aceco TI Participações S.A., Grupo Linx and Decolar.com, Inc. Mr. Escobari co-founded submarino.com and was its chief financial officer from 1999 to 2007. He was an associate at the Boston Consulting Group (New York) from 1994 to 1996, an investment officer at the private equity firm GP Investimentos from 1998 to 1999, and a managing director at Advent International from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Escobari holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard College (Harvard University) and an MBA (George F. Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School. He serves on the board of Primeira Chance, a scholarship program for gifted children in Brazil and is active with Endeavor Brazil, where he mentors young entrepreneurs. Mr. Escobari is also a member of the Brazil office of Harvard’s Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and a board member of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Geraldo José Carbone
Director
Geraldo José Carbone is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since November 2019. He is currently a member of the compensation committee of Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. Mr. Carbone is a corporate governance consultant for Aché Laboratórios Farmacêuticos and currently serves on the board of directors of Aché Laboratórios Farmacêuticos and Copersucar S.A. Mr. Carbone was president of BankBoston in Brazil from 1997 to 2006 and an executive vice president at Itaú Unibanco S.A. from 2008 to 2011. He was also a director at Federação Brasileira de Bancos (Febraban) from 2001 to 2006 and president of ABBI—Associação Brasileira de Bancos Internacionais from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Carbone is also actively involved in cultural initiatives, and is an executive director of MASP—Museu de Arte de São Paulo, and the chairman of MAM— Museum of Modern Art, among others. Mr. Carbone holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of São Paulo.
Francisco Eduardo de Almeida Pinto
Director
Francisco Eduardo de Almeida Pinto is a member of our board of directors, a position he has held since November 2019. Mr. Almeida Pinto served as a member of the board of directors of Unibanco—União de Bancos Brasileiros S.A. from 2007 to 2008 and Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. from 2008 to 2012. He joined Banco da Bahia Investimentos S.A. (currently Banco BBM S.A.) in 1984, and was its Chief Treasurer from 1989 to 1990, its Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1993 and its Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 1995. He was Deputy Governor of Monetary Policy for the Brazilian Central Bank from September 1993 to February 1994. Mr. Almeida Pinto led the formation of Unibanco Asset Management S.A. in 1995. He also founded Radix Gestão de Recursos Financeiros Ltda. in 1996 and was its Managing Partner from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Almeida Pinto was the Chief Executive Officer of BBA Capital DTVM S.A. and its successor BBA Icatu Investimentos DTVM S.A. from 1998 to 2002, an Executive Officer at Brasil Warrant Administração de Bens e Empresas S.A. from 2007 to 2011 and the Chief Investment Officer at BW Gestão de Investimentos Ltda. from 2008 to 2011. He was Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Tese Gestão de Investimentos Ltda. from 2012 to 2016, and Managing Partner of Tese Consultoria Financeira Ltda. in 2017. Mr. Almeida Pinto holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).
Member of the Compensation Committee
Maria Helena dos Santos Fernandes de Santana
Director
Maria Helena dos Santos Fernandes de Santana is a member of our board of directors and a member of our audit committee, positions she has held since November 2019. Mrs. Santana has been an independent member of the audit committee of XP Brazil since 2018. She has been a non-executive director of Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) the Spanish exchange, OTC and market infrastructures operator, since 2016. Mrs. Santana has been an independent member of the audit committee of Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. since June 2014 and a nonexecutive director and the chairman of the Nomination, Compensation and Governance Committee of Oi S.A since 2018. She has also been a member of the council of the IFRS Foundation since January 2014, a member of the governance and nomination committee of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) since 2016, and a member of the Latin-American Roundtable on Corporate Governance (OECD) since 2000. She is also a member of the Câmara Consultiva de Mercado de Governança de Estatais of B3 (the State-Owned Companies Corporate Governance Advisory Committee), and a member of the Câmara Consultiva de Emissores e Estruturadores of B3 (the Issuers and Underwriters Advisory Committee). Mrs. Santana was a non-executive director and chairman of the corporate governance committee of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição S.A. from 2013 to 2017, a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Totvs S.A. from 2013 to 2017, and a non-executive director of CPFL Energia S.A. from 2013 to 2015. She was chairman of the executive committee of Organização Internacional das Comissões de Valores (IOSCO) from 2011 to 2012, a director at the CVM from July 2006 to July 2007, president of the CVM from July 2007 to July 2012, and the CVM representative on the Financial Stability Board (FSB) from 2009 to 2012. Mrs. Santana was also vice chairman at the Instituto Brasileiro de Governança Corporativa (IBGC) from 2004 to 2006, and a member of its board of directors from 2001 to 2006. She worked at BM&F Bovespa S.A. (now B3) from 1994 to 2006, where she was responsible for the implementation of the Novo Mercado and corporate governance listing tiers of the stock exchange and where she was head of Listings and Issuer Relations from 2000 to 2006. Mrs. Santana holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of São Paulo.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Ricardo Baldin
Director
Business consultant. Director of Controllership, Risk Management, Integrity and Compliance and Technology at BNDES from May 2016/July 2017. Chief Audit Executive at Itaú Unibanco from May 2009/May 2015. From August of 1977 to March of 2009 at PwC, Partner e Head of Financial Services Practice (1994-2009), Financial Services Partner (1988-1994), Senior Manager (1980-1988). Previously, Mr. Baldin worked as a foreign trade specialist for nine years.
Member of the Audit Committee

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