Board of Directors

The GP Investments’ board of directors is its decision-making body responsible for formulating general guidelines and policies for its business, including its long term investment guidelines. Among other things, the company’s board of directors is responsible for appointing one or more directors for the position of CEO, who is or are responsible for supervising and administering all of its general business and affairs, under supervision of the board of directors.

GP Investments’ bye-laws provide that its board of directors will consist of seven members, four of whom will be nominated and elected by the holders of its Class B shares voting as a single class, currently Partners Holdings, and three of whom will be independent directors (as defined in the company’s bye-laws) and will be proposed by the nomination and compensation committee of the board of directors for election by its Class A and Class B shareholders voting as a single class. Class B shareholders will not participate in the vote for election of independent board members if there are at least two individuals present in person at the start of any meeting convened to elect the independent directors representing in person or by proxy at least 30% of the total issued Class A shares. Only natural persons can be members of its board of directors.

Name Term of Office Position
Fersen Lamas Lambranho 04/30/2019 Member and Chairman
Antonio Carlos A. Ribeiro Bonchristiano 04/30/2019 Member and CEO
Danilo Gamboa 04/30/2019 Member
Alvaro Lopes 04/30/2019 Member
Alfred M. Vinton 04/30/2019 Independent Member
Christopher Wright 04/30/2019 Independent Member
Michael Calvey 04/30/2019 Independent Member

Fersen Lamas Lambranho

Mr. Lambranho is a member of the board and Chairman of GP Investments. He joined the firm in 1998 and became a managing director in 1999. Prior to joining GP, Mr. Lambranho was CEO of Lojas Americanas, where he worked for 12 years and was a board member from 1998 to 2003. Currently, he is Chairman of the Board of Magnesita. He has served as chairman of the boards of Oi, Contax, Gafisa and ABC Supermercados. Mr. Lambranho serves on the boards of Centauro, GP Advisors, Spice Private Equity and GP Investments Acquisition Corp. He previously served on the board of BRMalls, San Antonio, Allis, Estácio, BRZ Investimentos, Tele Norte Leste Participações, São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações, Playcenter, Shoptime, Farmasa, BR Properties and Americanas.com. He is a board member of several non-profit entities, such as Fundação Bienal de São Paulo e COPPEAD-UFRJ. Mr. Lambranho holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and a Msc degree in business administration from COPPEAD-UFRJ. He also completed the Owner President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Antonio Carlos A. Ribeiro Bonchristiano

Mr. Bonchristiano is a member of the board and CEO of GP Investments. He joined GP Investments in 1993 and has been a Managing Director since 1995. Prior to joining GP Investments, Mr. Bonchristiano was a Partner at Johnston Associates Inc., a finance consultancy based in London, and worked for Salomon Brothers Inc. in London and New York. Currently, he serves as a member of the boards of directors of AMBEV, San Antonio International, GP Advisors, Spice Private Equity and GP Investments Acquisition Corp. Mr. Bonchristiano is also on the board of several non-profit organizations, including: Fundação Bienal and Fundação Estudar in São Paulo, Brazil and John Carter Brown Library in Providence, RI, USA. Previously, he served as a member of the boards of directors of Allis, BHG, Estácio, BR Properties, LAHotels, Sé Supermercados, ALL, Kuala, CEMAR, ABC Supermercados, Gafisa, Hopi Hari, Submarino, Equatorial, Geodex Commumication, Trio Assessoria (holding Sascar), BR Malls, Tempo, Magnesita Refratários, and Playcenter. He was also previously the Chief Financial Officer of SuperMar Supermercados and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Submarino. He was further vice-chairman of the board of directors of BR Properties, director of Geodex Communication, Contax Participações and IRO of ABC Supermarkets and GP Investments, Ltd.. Mr. Bonchristiano holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Danilo Gamboa

Mr. Gamboa joined GP in 2004 and has been a managing director since 2006. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for Submarino and Gradus Management Consultants. Currently Mr. Gamboa serves as a member of the board of directors of GP Investments, Centauro and Allis. He was previously a board member of Fogo de Chão, Tempo, Submarino, LAHotels, ALL, Leitbom, Hypermarcas and Gafisa. Mr. Gamboa holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of São Paulo and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Alvaro Lopes

Alvaro Lopes joined GP Investments in May 2012 as Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer. He serves as a member of the board of directors of GP Investments, Wiz Soluções, BRZ and GP Advisors. Mr. Lopes previously served as CFO of Genesis Investments and as an advisor to Bac Florida Bank. He was also the CEO of Mercure Investments, senior vice-president of Prudential /Wachovia Securities and CEO, COO and EVP of Banco Bozano, Simonsen SA and its affiliates. Mr. Lopes holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Faculdade de Ciências Políticas e Econômicas do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from COPPEAD-UFRJ.

Alfred M. Vinton

From 1995 to 2009, Mr. Vinton was the chairman of Electra Partners Limited, an international fund management company specializing in private equity, and of Lambert Howarth Group plc. He currently serves on the boards of several private companies including Hochschild Mining plc and Dinamia, a publicly-listed Spanish investment company. Mr. Vinton previously worked for J.P. Morgan in the United States, South America and London and was senior vice president responsible for bank operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia.

Christopher Wright

Mr. Wright is a former Management Board member of Dresdner Kleinwort and headed its global private equity activities. He is a director of Merifin Capital Group, a private European investment firm, and serves as Chairman of EMAlternatives in Washington DC. Mr. Wright also serves as a co-founding board member of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE) and as a non-executive director of Yatra Capital (Euronext). Finally, Mr. Wright is a Board Member of Spice Private Equity AG., and an Advisory Director of Campbell Lutyens Co Ltd, an investment banking firm.

Michael Calvey

Michael Calvey is the founder and senior partner of Baring Vostok Capital Partners, and the investment committee chairman for all of Baring Vostok’s funds. He is also a member of the investment committees of affiliated Baring funds in China and India. Mr. Calvey sits on the boards of directors of the Atlantic Council and the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association.


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