As a family-controlled company, Grupo RBS has recognized the importance of corporate governance from very early on and has developed its corporate governance based on the principles of transparency and guided by best practices. Corporate governance at RBS relies on the harmonic interaction among three circles: ownership, family and business.
As recognition for its practices, RBS received awards from the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance in 2006 (in the category of unlisted companies) and the Family Business Management Excellence Award from the Owner Management Business Institute in August 2007.
Grupo RBS’s Board of Directors consists of 11 members, five of which are independent. The Board of Directors monitors the implementation of its policies and is responsible for defining the group's long-term strategic plan, as well as any other decisions concerning relevant matters for business and operations.
Grupo RBS is managed by a Board of Executive Directors, composed of 9 members.
Board of Directors
- Carlos Melzer
- Geraldo Corrêa
- Gilberto Meiches (Presidente do Conselho de Acionistas)
- Ibanor Polesso (Secretário)
- Jayme Sirotsky
- Luiz Lima
- Marcelo Sirotsky
- Nelson Pacheco Sirotsky
- Pedro Sirotsky
- Sônia Sirotsky
Claudio Toigo Filho has been President of Grupo RBS since December 2015, when he left the position of Vice President of Finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and a postgraduate degree in finance from PUC-RS. He has an MBA from the University of Southern California (USA) and a specialization course from the London Business School (London). He participated in the Jim Collins Lab in Colorado (USA) and in projects with renowned management experts, including Ram Charan and John Davis. He has extensive experience in business management, having held several leadership positions in Group companies, as well as professional associations, such as AGERT (Gaucha Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters) and ARP (Riograndense Propaganda Association). In the Third Sector, he collaborates with the Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho Foundation.
Executive Director of Journalism and Sports, Marta Gleich has a degree in Journalism from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) since 1985, and post-graduated in two professional master’s degrees: Management in Journalism and Digital Journalism, both from IICS de São Paulo, in 1997 and 2007. In 2001, he attended the PDE (Partnership for Business Development) at Fundação Dom Cabral. In 2004, through a grant from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), from Washington, he worked and studied for five weeks in American newspapers to delve deeper into Multimedia Journalism. At RBS, she started as a Journalism student and was a reviewer, reporter, special reporter, executive editor, editor-in-chief of Zero Hora between 1997 and 2007. From 2008 to 2012, she was Internet director at Grupo RBS, responsible for launching the newspaper, radio and TV sites in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. Implemented the Digital Product Development operation of Grupo RBS at Tecnopuc. She served as editorial director of the group’s Newspapers, where, among other activities, she launched the GDI (RBS Investigation Group), and, in 2018, she became the director of Journalism at RBS. Coordinates the RBS Journalism Committee.
Director of Entertainment and Channels, Marco Gomes holds a degree in Law from Universidade Luterana do Brasil (Ulbra), a postgraduate degree in Information Technology Law from Universidade Gama Filho – RJ and an MBA in Business Management from Fundação Dom Cabral. He worked for 19 years in the Telecom market, where he began his career as an Industrial Technician in Electronics, reaching the position of executive at Brasil Telecom. At Grupo RBS since 2011, he was executive manager of Pensa Imóveis, at TVCOM, and of Programming, Entertainment and Projects at RBS TV. Professional coaching by IBC-SP.
Patrícia Fraga is executive director of Market. Graduated in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and post-graduated in Marketing from ESPM-RS. He has an Executive MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC-MG) and a post-MBA from Northwestern University – Kellog School of Management (USA). He has been with Grupo RBS for two decades, where he has held leadership positions in the areas of Marketing, Market and Business Management.
Executive Director of Strategy and Transformation – bringing together disciplines such as digital, technology, data, communication and people management – Marcelo Abdala Leite has a degree in Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), with post- Graduated in Marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). He was a postgraduate and MBA professor at ESPM-RS between 2007 and 2014. He worked at RGE and Dell. At Grupo RBS since 2010, he was the general director of Pensa and Commercial Director of Newspapers. Accumulate leadership courses in the United States and China.
Mariana Silveira has been the executive director of Finance and Controller of the RBS Group since July 2019. With 24 years of history at RBS, she started her career here through the trainee program. She has a degree in Administration and a post-graduate degree in Finance from UFRGS. She also studied Finance at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as Executive Education at the Dom Cabral Foundation and the Kellogg School of Management. Also participated in the Wharton Business School Alternative Investment Management Program. In 2018, Mariana was recognized by the Highlights in Finance 2018, granted by the Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives of RS (IBEF-RS). Silveira is a member of the Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho’s and Jama Institute’s Financial Council and president of the financial council for Grupo RBS private pensions fund.
Caroline Torma is Executive Manager of Communication and Project Management. A journalist with a postgraduate degree in History from the Federal University of Rio Grande Foundation and an MBA in Business Management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Caroline Torma has been with Grupo RBS for 19 years, where she began her career as a correspondent for Zero Hora in Rio Grande, in the interior of State. Before working in the Communication area, she was a reporter, coordinator of Agência RBS de Notícias and editor of Interior and Economy in Zero Hora.