Management

Ari de Sá Cavalcante Neto Chief Executive Officer

Ari de Sá Cavalcante Neto is a member of our board of directors and our Chief Executive Officer, positions he has held since February 2018. He has been a member of the advisory committee at Colégio Ari de Sá since 2007. Mr. de Sá Cavalcante Neto was an associate at Ernst & Young from 1998 to 2000. He was the chief operating officer of Colégio Ari de Sá from 2001 to 2005, and was an associate at McKinsey & Company in 2006. He holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Alexandre Nakamaru Chief Financial Officer

Alexandre Nakamaru is our Chief Financial Officer, position he has held since October 2020. He previously served as Financial Officer of Arco between June 2019 and October 2020. Mr. Nakamaru has 18 years of experience working at large multinational companies in Brazil (Monsanto, AmBev and Natura), in audit roles at Deloitte and as the CFO of two private equity owned companies. Mr. Nakamaru holds a BS in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado – FAAP and a post-graduation degree in Controllership from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV.

João Cunha Silva Chief Product Officer

João Cunha is our Chief Product Officer. João has also been the CEO of SAS Digital, one of Arco’s core business units, since 2018. Prior to joining us, Mr. Cunha Silva was worked at Boston Consulting Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), and a certificate from the Executive Leadership Development program at Stanford University.

Pedro Guerra Chief Operating Officer

Pedro Guerra is our Chief Operating Officer. Pedro has also been the CEO of SAE Digital, one of Arco’s core business units, since March 2019. Prior to joining Arco in 2018, Mr. Guerra has worked at Bain & Company in Brazil, the United Kingdom and Chile. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) and an MBA from Columbia University, in New York.