PACIFICA GLOBAL
Pesada.jpg

Leonardo Pereira

Biography Leonardo Pereira

 
Leonardo Pereira, Former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) between 2012 and 2017.

Leonardo Pereira, Former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) between 2012 and 2017.

EXPERT

Mr. Pereira was the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) between November 5th, 2012 and July 14th, 2017.  

Mr. Pereira represented CVM internationally at the IOSCO Board and at the IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets Committee where he led the Corporate Governance Task Force. He also represented Brazil at the Financial Stability Board and at the IFRS Monitoring Board. In Brazil, he had a seat at the Brazilian Technical Commission of Currency and Credit (COMOC), at the Brazilian Market Regulators Committee (COREMEC) and at the Brazilian Committee of Financial Education (CONEF). 

Prior to becoming CVM Chairman, Mr. Pereira was Executive Vice President/CFO and Member of the Executive Board of Gol Linhas Aereas S.A. In his career, Mr. Pereira has served as an officer and as a director in companies pertaining to different sectors of the Brazilian economy, including aviation, communications and agro business. He also worked at Citibank for 13 years, in a number of roles in Brazil, Asia, Latin America and the United States, including Vice President leading a team responsible for Aviation in Latin America, and Director of Portfolio Management Review for Northern Latin America (from Mexico to Ecuador). 

Mr. Pereira holds a degree in Production Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, a degree in Economics from Universidade Candido Mendes and an MBA degree from the University of Warwick of the United Kingdom. He has also attended extension courses in Finance at IMD in Switzerland and General Management at Wharton Business School, attended The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship in Japan, and completed Columbia University’s Senior Executive Education Program. 

Mr. Pereira was also a member of the Latin America Round Table on Corporate Governance on the auspices of OECD and of the Corporate Governance Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil.