Chair, Securities Commission of Brazil (CVM)
Mr. Leonardo Porciuncula Gomes Pereira is the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM). He took office on November 5th, 2012 and his term expires on July 14th, 2017.
Mr. Pereira represents CVM internationally at the IOSCO Board, IOSCO Audit Committee, IOSCO Committee on Retail Investors, Financial Stability Board and at the IFRS Monitoring Board. In Brazil, he has a seat at the Brazilian Technical Commission of Currency and Credit (COMOC) 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 Inteligentes 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 has 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.