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Mr. 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 Advisors and Spice. 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.
Mara Elisa Pedretti de Sousa:
Ms. Pedretti joined GP in 1997 as a trainee and since 2001 has been head of the firm’s legal department, becoming a managing director in August 2008. She serves on the board of GP Advisors. Ms. Pedretti holds a bachelors’ degree in law (J.D), a post- graduate degree in corporate law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, and an MBA in financial and capital markets from IBMEC (the Brazilian Capital Markets Institute).
Mr. Morais is the CEO of GP Advisors. Mr Morais joined GP Investments in June 2012 as the responsible for the Proprietary Investments and Corporate Development Area and led the initial investment made by GP Investments in Spice Private Equity in 2013. He has since then joined GP Advisors based in Zurich, leading the investment team and helping to structure the business. Before joining GP Investments, Mr. Morais worked in New York for CVC International´s Private Equity area. Prior to that, he worked in New York at MatlinPatterson at their the distressed hedge fund. Mr. Morais also worked at Patria Investimentos in their private equity area and at Bain & Company. Mr. Morais holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.