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 is Grupo RBS’s CEO since December 2015, after leaving the post of Vice President of Finance. Toigo has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS) and Graduation in Finance from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS). He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California (US) and a specialization course from London Business School (UK). Toigo has participated of the Jim Collins Lab, in Boulder, Colorado (USA), and has integrated projects with renowned specialists in management such as Ram Charan and John Davis. Our CEO has a vast experience in business management, having assumed many leadership positions in group-owned companies and also in class entities such as State Association of Radio and Television Broadcasting (Associação Gaúcha de Emissoras de Rádio e Televisão, AGERT) and State Association of Advertising (Associação Riograndense de Propaganda). In the third sector, Toigo collaborates with Maurício Sirotsky Sobrinho Foundation.
An entrepreneur and executive of the digital market since 1998, Andiara Petterle is Grupo RBS’s Vice President of Product and Operations. Andiara has worked as an Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development at e.Bricks Digital, acting also as executive and counselor of many technology, e-commerce and media companies in Brazil. She founded Bolsa de Mulher Group – one of the most successful women-aimed digital media companies in Latin America -, worked as CEO in Predicta and other digital enterprises in the country. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Communication from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do RIo de Janeiro, PUC-RJ). Andiara was an invited researcher at Brown University and took part in business formation programs in Harvard Business School and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Patrícia Fraga is executive director of Market at Grupo RBS and member of the Executive Committee. He served as senior executive manager of Marketing at the company since 2017. 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.
Marcelo Abdala Leite is Grupo RBS’s Marketing Executive Director. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS) and a Marketing graduate from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV). He taught both postgraduate and MBA level classes at the Superior School of Advertising and Marketing (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, ESPM) between the years of 2007 and 2014. Leite worked at Dell computers and Brazilian power supplying company RGE before starting his career in Grupo RBS in 2010, where he worked as General Director of Classifieds segment and newspapers’ commercial director. He accumulates leadership courses in the US and in China.
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 18 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.
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.