Mário Ghio Junior
Chief Executive Officer
Mário Ghio Junior is a member of our board of directors. Mr. Ghio Junior is also our Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of several companies and non-governmental organizations, or NGOs dedicated to improving education in the public sector. He was Chief Executive Officer of Abril Educação (currently Somos Educação), has served as Director of Educational Support at Estácio, Director of educational platforms of the Santillana Group, General Director of the COC System, General Director of CPV Vestibulares and Chemistry Teacher of Anglo Vestibulares. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Poli-USP and in Business Administration from Universidade Anhembi-Morumbi/SP, as well as an Executive MBA from INSPER.
Chief Financial Officer
Bruno Giardino is our Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer. Since March 2020, Mr. Giardino has served as the investor relations officer for Cogna Educação S.A., our parent company. Previously, Mr. Giardino had served for over ten years as a sell-side investment analyst for Banco Santander and Bank of America, specializing in the education and healthcare sectors, in addition to serving as a partner of the investment fund Miles Capital. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Escola Politécnica of the Universidade de São Paulo.
Guilherme Alves Mélega
Chief Operating Officer
Guilherme Alves Mélega is our Chief Operating Officer. With a degree in economics from the Fundação Armando Alves Penteado in São Paulo, Mr. Mélega also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, in New York. He previously served as Investor Relations Officer and Financial and Administrative Vice President in Somos Educação, Financial Director, Corporate Controller and Investor Relations Officer in Braskem, Senior Manager of Financial Planning and Budgeting in Whirlpool, Treasury Coordinator in Rhodia and financial analyst in Ambev.