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Board of Directors

Marfrig's board of directors is a collective decision-making body responsible for the formulation and monitoring for implementation of overall business policies, including its long-term strategy. It is also responsible, among other attributions, for the appointment and supervision of the Company's officers and for the engagement of independent auditors. 

According to Marfrig's by-laws, the Board of Directors of the Company must have at least five and a maximum of eleven members, all of them elected by a General Shareholders' Meeting, with joint term of two fiscal years, and possible to be reelected.

Under the Novo Mercado Regulation, at least 20% of the members of the Company's Board of Directors shall be Independent. Marfrig's board members must also subscribe to, prior to taking office, the administrators' instrument of Consent, as established in the Novo Mercado regulations

Board Members Title Date of Election End of Term View Resumes
Marcos Antonio M. dos Santos Chairman  Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  
Ian David Hill Board Member Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  
Marcia A. P. Marçal dos Santos Board Member Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  
Rodrigo Marçal Filho Board Member Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  
Alain Emilie Henry Martinet Board Member Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  
Ernesto Lozardo Independent Board Member Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  
Antonio Maciel Neto Independent Board Member Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  
Carlos Geraldo Langoni Independent Board Member Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  
Marcelo Maia de Azevedo Correa Independent Board Member Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  
Roberto Faldini Independent Board Member Apr. 28, 2017 GSM of  2019  

Marcos Antonio Molina dos Santos

Mr. Molina dos Santos is the chairman of Marfrig's board of directors. He has worked in the beef sector since the age of 16, when he opened his first business. Until the beginnign of 2014, Mr. Molina dos Santos had been the Company's chief executive officer since the incorporation of the Company.

Ernesto Lozardo

Ernesto Lozardo has bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from the New York University, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Columbia University, USA. He has been on the board of directors of Fibria Celulose S.A. since September 2016. Since June 2016, he has been chairman of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), a federal research foundation. From September 2011 to June 2016, he served as advisor to the chairman of the Brazilian Development Bank – BNDES (Brazilian federal government development bank). Earlier, he served as Director of Planning at Caixa Seguros Seguradora (which operates in the insurance, pension plans, consortia and savings bonds segments) from 2000 to 2002, and as Chief Executive Officer of the São Paulo State Data Processing Company – PRODESP (an IT company of the São Paulo state government), in 1994. From 1992 to 1994, he served as Secretary of Planning, Economy and Administration in the Government of the State of São Paulo. He has also been Professor of International Economics, Macroeconomics, Brazilian Economy and Finances, Currencies and Banks at FGV – School of Business Administration of São Paulo, since 1978. Mr. Ernesto Lozardo is considered a Politically Exposed Person, under the terms of the applicable regulations, since he has held a relevant public function in the last 5 (five) years in the BNDES - National Bank for Economic Development, as well as President of the Institute of Applied Economic Research - IPEA.

Ian David Hill

Ian David Hill holds a B.S. in Economics and Rural Administration from the Royal Berkshire College of Agriculture, England, and holds technical certification in bovine management and health, crop management, and administration and maintenance of tractors and agriculture machinery from the City and Guilds, London. He served as Chairman of the Board of Usina Benalcool S/A Álcool e Açúcar (Bento de Abreu-SP) from 1992 to 2007. He was Director of the São Paulo State Cattle Raising Development Fund (FUNDEPEC SP) from 1996 to 2003. He was Secretary-Director of the Rural Employers Union of Valparaíso-SP from 1993 to 1995. He was Technical Director of the São Paulo Association of Nellore Cattle Farmers from 1995 to 1998. He was as member of the Board of Directors of Usina de Etanol e Açúcar GASA – Guanabara Agroindustrial S/A in Andradina-SP from 1996 to 2000. He was CEO of Grupo Delta-G (Norte) from 2000 to 2008. He currently is a director on the board of Genoa Biotecnologia S.A. (since 2004), an executive officer and director on the board of Da Mata S/A – Açúcar e Álcool in Valparaíso-SP (since 2006), director of the cattle farming chamber of the Brazilian Rural Society (since 2009) and actively participates in the management of Agropecuária Jacarezinho LTDA. Board member of the Nuffield Trust (Brazil) that fosters research abroad for young agribusiness professionals.

Márcia Aparecida Pascoal Marçal dos Santos

Ms. Santos is a member of Marfrig's board of directors. She has large experience with the Company and from 2000 to 2006 was in charge of its financial and its internal audit teams.

Rodrigo Marçal Filho

Mr. Marçal Filho is a member of Marfrig's board of directors. His professional life has been connected to the agribusiness area, having worked as farm manager until May 2000, when he joined the Company. He was responsible for the purchase of cattle and later became its officer in charge of infrastructure.

Alain Emilie Henry Martinet

Mr. Alain Martinet, 66, French-Argentine, has been a member on the Company's Board of Directors since December 7, 2009. He has more than 30 years of experience in the beef industry, having led the international beef operations of Louis Dreyfus Corporation USA (1978 – 1984). He worked for Frigorífico Rio – Platense as general manager (1985 – 1991) and chief commercial officer (1991 – 1992). He was an executive officer at SWIFT Argentina for five years since 2001. He joined the Company in October 2006, having been the officer responsible for the Argentine operations, the trading companies and Marfrig Group's U.S. operations.

David G. McDonald

Mr. McDonald is a member of Marfrig's board of directors. He is also member of OSI Group's board of directors. He joined the Marfrig's board of directors in 2008 after the company had acquired the OSI Group operations in Europe and in Brazil. Mr. McDonald holds a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University, in 1987, when he joined OSI Industries, a multi-national food processing company with 70 facilities in 38 countries (www.osigroup.com), as Project Manager and currently holding the position of President and Chief Operating Officer.

Antonio Maciel Neto

Mr. Maciel is an independent Board Member. He was president of Ford do Brasil and South America, and also corporate vice chairman of Ford from 1999 to 2006. He was the chairman of the Grupo Itamarati, from 1997 to 1999 and of CECRISA - Revestimentos Cerâmicos, from 1993 to 1997. Between 1990 and 1993, he held various positions in the federal government of Brazil, such as: adjunct executive officer of the Industry and Commerce Department and National Adjunct Secretary of Economics in the Ministry of the Economy; vice-minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

He was the technical coordinator of the Brazilian Quality and Productivity Program (Programa Brasileiro de Qualidade e Produtividade), or PBQP. He began his professional career at Petrobrás in 1980, where he worked for 10 years. Since 2006, he has been the chairman of Suzano Papel e Celulose. He is currently a member of the global board of directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company. Mr. Maciel holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ.

Carlos Geraldo Langoni

Mr. Langoni is an independent Board Member. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Souza Cruz, member of the consulting council of Guardian Industries, president of Projeta Consultoria Econômica Ltda. and senior consultant of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce. He has also been the chairman of the Central Bank of Brazil from 1980 to 1983. Mr. Langoni has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Marcelo Maia de Azevedo Correa

Mr. Correa is an independent Board Member. He is currently the chief executive officer of Grupo Neoenergia S.A., a member of the board of directors of the National Operator of Electric System (Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico), or ONS, Coelba, Cosern, Celpe, Itapebi, Termopernambuco, PCH I, Afluente, Goiás Sul and Baguari I. He was also the chairman of VCB Energia S.A. from 1997 to 2004 and of the board of directors of CPFL - Piratininga from 2001 to 2002 and a member of the fiscal council of RGE - Rio Grande Energia from 1997 to 1999 and CPFL - Paulista. Mr. Correa holds a degree in civil engineering from PUC/RJ and has a MBA in Finance from IBMEC.

Roberto Faldini

Mr. Roberto Faldini holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the School of Economics and Business Administration at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (EAESP-FGV) and completed a non-degree program in Advanced Management at the Dom Cabral Foundation and at INSEAD – Fontainebleau, a non-degree program in Entrepreneurship at Babson College – Boston and a non-degree program in Corporate Governance Board Leadership – TOT (Training of Trainers) at the IFC and Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute (IBGC). He is the co-founder of the IBGC, an organization dedicated to promoting corporate governance in the country, and is an associate member of the Brazilian Institute of Financial Executives (IBEF), an autarchy that promotes professional and social relationships among professionals in the financial industry. He is an executive director, shareholder and board member at Metal Leve S.A., a producer of automotive components, where he served chief financial officer and investor relations officer from 1980 to 1992 and as a board member from 1993 to 1996. He served as president of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) in 1992. He also served as the director in São Paulo of the Family Business Center (PDA) at the Dom Cabral Foundation (FDC). Over the course of his career, he has served on the board of directors or advisory boards of various companies, which include: a) Bovespa – Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo; b) CPFL – Companhia Paulista de Força e Luz S.A.; c) KlickNet S.A.; d) Inpar S.A.; and e) Sadia S.A./ BRF S.A. He is an arbiter on the Market Arbitration Chamber of the Brazilian Stock Exchange (BM&FBOVESPA), a member of the Content Development Board of FBN – Family Business Network in Brazil and a member of the Corporate Governance and Business committees of Amcham - SP. He is currently a statutory board member of the following companies: a) VULCABRAS|AZALEIA S.A. (since 2011); b) Banco BMG S.A. (since 2013); c) Grupo Everest de Hotéis (since 2013); d) Metalúrgica Golin SA since April 2016; and e) non-statutory board member of EMIBRA Indústria de Embalagens Gráficas Ltda. (since 2008).

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