Board of Directors

Nicolás Aguzin

Alejandro Nicolás Aguzin, aged 50, joined our Board in January 2017 and has served as a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee since February 2018. Mr. Aguzin is the Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific, overseeing the firm’s overall activities across Asia Pacific, as well as CEO of International Private Bank, J.P. Morgan. He chairs the Asia Pacific Management Committee, and is also a member of J.P. Morgan’s firmwide Corporate & Investment Bank Management Committee. Mr. Aguzin was previously the CEO for J.P. Morgan Latin America, responsible for overseeing all of J.P. Morgan’s activities in Latin America. He was also the Head of Investment Banking Coverage, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets in the region. He joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires as a financial analyst in the Credit Group and has spent his career advising clients on strategic and corporate finance transactions. In 1991, he moved to New York, where he worked in the Corporate Finance Services Group and focused primarily on cross-border mergers and acquisitions for U.S. clients. In 1992, he returned to Buenos Aires in the Investment Banking team where he participated in several privatizations, capital markets and advisory transactions. In 1996, he moved to the Latin America Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York, being appointed head of the group in 2000. In 2002, he expanded his responsibilities and was appointed head of Latin America Investment Banking Coverage, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets, formerly known as Latin America Investment Banking. In 2005, he was appointed CEO for Latin America. During 2008 and 2009, in addition to his responsibilities as CEO for Latin America and head of Latin America Investment Banking, Mr. Aguzin served as Senior Country Officer for Brazil. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English. 

Roberto Balls Sallouti

Board Member
Elected: 2014
Born: 1971
Education: Bachelor's degree in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Marketing, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Current position and other significant duties: Mr. Roberto Balls Sallouti has been a Director of Mercadolibre Inc since October 2014. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Banco BTG Pactual S.A., since November 2016 and served as its Co-Chief Executive Officer from November 2015 untill November 2016. He has been Member of the Board of Executive Officers at Banco BTG Pactual S.A. since March 2005. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Joint Head of Brazil Local Fixed Income Markets and from 2003 to 2006 he was Head of the International and Emerging Markets Fixed Income division. He has been Director of Banco Pan S.A. (a/k/a, Banco Panamericano S.A.) since June 2011.

Emiliano Calemzuk

Emiliano Calemzuk, age 45, joined our board in August 2007, has served as chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee since 2007 and has served as a member of the compensation committee since 2008. Mr. Calemzuk was appointed as our lead independent director in February 2016. Mr. Calemzuk is the CEO and co-founder of RAZE, a new media venture. Prior to that position, between 1998 and 2012 Mr Calemzuk had a successful career at News Corporation/Fox. He last served as CEO of Shine Group Americas (Unit of 21st Century Fox) from September 2010 to January 2012. From 2007 to 2010, Calemzuk served as President of Fox Television Studios. Prior to joining Fox Television Studios, Calemzuk was President of Fox International Channels Europe, based in Rome from 2002 to 2007. Before working in Italy, Calemzuk was based in Los Angeles where he served as Vice President and Deputy Managing Director of Fox Latin American Channels overseeing all operating divisions of Fox across 19 countries. Born in 1973 in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Calemzuk is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Nicolás Galperin

Board Member
Elected: 1999
Born: 1969
Education: BS in Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Current position and other significant duties: Mr. Nicolás Galperin, joined our board in 1999. Mr. Galperin is the principal of Onslow Capital Management Limited, an investment management company based in London, which he founded in 2006. Mr. Galperin worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, an investment bank, from 1994 until 2006, and his last position was Managing Director and head of trading and risk management for the London emerging markets trading desk. In his career at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Galperin also acted as a trader of high-yield bonds, emerging market bonds and derivatives in New York and London. Mr. Galperin is the brother of Marcos Galperin, our chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Marcos Galperin

Marcos Galperin, age 48, is one of our co-founders and has served as our chairman, president and chief executive officer and one of our directors since our inception in October 1999. Mr. Galperin serves on the boards of Endeavor, a non-profit organization that selects mentors and accelerates high impact entrepreneurs around the world; Televisa, a media company in Mexico; Onapsis, a cybersecurity company; and Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB), a technology service provider focused on delivering software solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and trends that is listed on the NYSE, where he also serves as a member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. Prior to working with us, Mr. Galperin worked in the fixed income department of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. in New York from June to August 1998 and at YPF S.A., an integrated oil company, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was a Futures and Options Associate and managed YPF’s currency and oil derivatives program from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Galperin received an MBA from Stanford University and graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Galperin is the brother of Nicolás Galperin, a Class II Director. 
 

Meyer Rais

Member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Compensation
Elected: 2013
Born: 1974
Education: Degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela

Current position and other significant duties: Mr. Meyer Malka Rais, also known as Micky, has been a Director of MercadoLibre, Inc. since March 2013. Mr. Malka is the managing partner at Ribbit Capital LP, a venture capital fund focused on investing in innovative companies in the financial services sector, a position he has held since May 2012. Mr. Malka has more than twenty years of experience building and investing in technology and financial services across three continents.

Susan Segal

Susan Segal, 66, joined our board in April 2012 and has served as a member of the audit committee since 2012. Ms. Segal has been president and chief executive officer of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas since August 2003, after having worked in the private sector for more than 30 years. Prior to her current position, Ms. Segal was a founding partner of her own investment advisory firm focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. Previously, she was a partner and Latin American Group Head at JPMorgan Partners/Chase Capital Partners, where she pioneered early stage venture capital investing in Latin America. Prior to joining Chase Capital Partners, Ms. Segal was a senior managing director focused on Emerging Markets Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Chase Bank and its predecessor banks. She was actively involved in developing investment banking, building an emerging-market bond-trading unit for Latin America and was also involved in the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s and early 1990s both chairing and sitting on various advisory committees. Ms. Segal is on the Board of Directors of Scotiabank, where she serves as chairperson of the Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Risk Committee. Additionally, she is a director and chairperson of Scotiabank USA, a non-public subsidiary of Scotiabank. She also serves as a director of the Tinker Foundation and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She is also a Board member of Vista Oil and Gas. In 1999, she was awarded the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins Grado de Gran Oficial in Chile and in 2009 President Uribe of Colombia honored her with the Cruz de San Carlos. In 2012, she was awarded the Order of the Mexican Aztec Eagle in Mexico and in 2019 she was awarded Peru’s Order of “Merit for Distinguished Services” in the rank of Grand Official. Ms. Segal received a master’s in business administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Segal previously served as a director of our company from 1999 to 2002. 

Mario Vázquez

Mario Eduardo Vázquez, age 83, joined our board in May 2008, has served as chairman of the audit committee since May 2008 and has served as a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee since March 2009. He is also a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Vázquez serves as a member of the board of directors and as the president of the audit committee of Globant S.A. (NYSE: GLOB) and Despegar.com, Corp, and as President of the compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee of Globant S.A. Mr. Vázquez served as the chief executive officer of Grupo Telefónica in Argentina from June 2003 to November 2006, and served as a member of the board of directors of Telefónica S.A. Spain from November 2000 to November 2006. He has also served as a regular member of the board of directors of Telefónica Argentina S.A. and Telefónica Holding Argentina S.A., and as alternate member of the board of directors of Telefónica de Chile S.A until 2012. Mr. Vázquez served as a member of the board of directors of YPF S.A. and as the president of the Audit Committee of YPF S.A until 2012. Since November 2006, Mr. Vázquez has pursued personal interests in addition to his service as a director. Mr. Vázquez spent 23 years as a partner and general director of Arthur Andersen for Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay (Pistrelli, Diaz y Asociados and Andersen Consulting—Accenture), where he served for a total of 33 years until his retirement in 1993. Mr. Vázquez previously taught as a professor of Auditing at the Economics School of the University of Buenos Aires. Mr. Vázquez received a degree in accounting from the University of Buenos Aires. 

Committee Composition

Independent Director Audit Committee Compensation Committee Nominating and Governance Committee
Susan Segal Independent Director Audit Committee
Mario Eduardo Vázquez Independent Director Audit Committee Compensation Committee Nominating and Governance Committee
Meyer Malka Rais Independent Director Audit Committee Compensation Committee
Emiliano Calemzuk Independent Director Compensation Committee Nominating and Governance Committee
Alejandro Nicolás Aguzin Independent Director Nominating and Governance Committee
= Independent Director = Chairperson = Member

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