MercadoLibre Board of Director Members

MercadoLibre, Inc.
Arias 3751, 7
Saavedra, C.A.B.A.
C1430 CRG, Argentina
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MercadoLibre Board of Director Members:
Susan Segal*
Michael Spence*
Mario Vazquez*
Nicolas Galperin
Meyer Malka*
Javier Olivan*
Emiliano Calemzuk*
Marcos Galperin
Veronica Allende Serra* (Lead independent Director)
Roberto Balls Sallouti*
(*) Independent Director
MercadoLibre Committee Compositions:
Audit Committee:
Mario Vazquez (Chair)
Susan Segal
Meyer Malka
Compensation Committee:
Meyer Malka (Chair)
Veronica Serra
Emiliano Calemzuk
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee:
Emiliano Calemzuk (Chair)
Michael Spence
Mario Vazquez
MercadoLibre BOD member Bios:
Susan Segal, has been president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the
Americas since 2003, after having worked in the private sector for more than 30 years. Prior to
her current position, Ms. Segal was a founding partner of her own investment advisory firm
focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market. Previously, she was a partner
and Latin American Group Head at JPMorgan Partners/Chase Capital Partners, where she
pioneered early stage venture capital investing in Latin America. Prior to joining Chase Capital
Partners, Ms. Segal was a senior managing director focused on Emerging Markets Investment
Banking and Capital Markets at Chase Bank and its predecessor banks. She was actively
involved in developing investment banking, building an emerging-market bond-trading unit for
Latin America and was also involved in the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s and early
1990s both chairing and sitting on various advisory committees. Ms. Segal currently serves on
various boards and committees, including at the Bank of Nova Scotia/Scotiabank, where she
serves as a director and a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance
Committee, the Tinker Foundation and the Latin American Venture Capital Association. She is
also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. In 1999, she was awarded the Order of
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Bernardo O’Higgins Grado de Gran Oficial in Chile and in 2009 President Uribe of Colombia
honored her with the Cruz de San Carlos. In 2012, she was awarded the Order of the Aztec
Eagle in Mexico. Ms. Segal received a master’s in business administration from Columbia
University and a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Segal previously served
as a director of our company from 1999 to 2002.
Michael Spence, joined our board in 1999. Mr. Spence is Professor of Economics at the
Stern School of Business at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Management in the
Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Since 2007 he has served as external
advisor to the government of China on growth strategy and reform. From 2010 to 2014 he
served as consultant to PIMCO, and since 2011 Mr. Spence has served as senior advisor at
Oak Hill Investment Management and director of the board of the Stanford Management
Company. In 2012 Mr. Spence was appointed Chairman of the Academic Board of the Fung
Global Institute. He currently is a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford. Mr. Spence
is also a distinguished visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent,
nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. He served as dean of the
Stanford Business School from 1990 to 1999. Dr. Spence was awarded the John Kenneth
Galbraith Prize for excellence in teaching and the John Bates Clark medal for a “significant
contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” In 2001, Dr. Spence received the Nobel Prize
in Economic Sciences. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Spence served as chairman of the Commission
on Growth and Development. Dr. Spence earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at
Princeton summa cum laude and was selected for a Rhodes Scholarship. He was awarded a
BS-MA from Oxford University and earned his doctorate degree in economics at Harvard
University. He taught at Stanford as an Associate Professor of Economics from 1973 to 1975.
From 1975 to 1990, he served as professor of Economics and Business Administration at
Harvard, holding a joint appointment in the Business School and the Faculty of Arts and
Sciences. In 1983, he was named chairman of the Economics Department and George Gund
Professor of Economics and Business Administration. From 1984 to 1990, Dr. Spence served
as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, overseeing Harvard College, the
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Education. From 2005 to
2007, Dr. Spence served on the Board of Genpact Ltd., a NYSE-listed company that focuses on
managing business processes, and previously served on the board of General Mills, Inc., from
1992 to 2008. Mr. Spence also serves on the board of a number of private companies. In the
past he has served on the boards of Bank of America, Nike Inc., Siebel Systems, Inc., Exult
Inc., a human resources company, Torstar Corporation, a publishing company, and Sun
Microsystems, Inc.
Mario Eduardo Vázquez, joined our board in May 2008. Mr. Vázquez serves as a
member of the board of directors and as the president of the Audit Committee of Globant S.A.
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Mr. Vázquez served as the chief executive officer of Grupo Telefónica in Argentina from June
2003 to November 2006, and served as a member of the board of directors of Telefónica S.A.
Spain from November 2000 to November 2006. He has also served as a regular member of the
board of directors of Telefónica Argentina S.A. and Telefónica Holding Argentina S.A., and as
alternate member of the board of directors of Telefónica de Chile S.A until 2012. Mr. Vázquez
served as a member of the board of directors of YPF S.A. and as the president of the Audit
Committee of YPF S.A until 2012. Since November 2006, Mr. Vázquez has pursued personal
interests in addition to his service as a director. Mr. Vázquez spent 23 years as a partner and
general director of Arthur Andersen for Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay (Pistrelli, Diaz y
Asociados and Andersen Consulting — Accenture), where he served for a total of 33 years until
his retirement in 1993. Mr. Vázquez previously taught as a professor of Auditing at the
Economics School of the University of Buenos Aires. Mr. Vázquez received a degree in
accounting from the University of Buenos Aires.
Nicolás Galperin, joined our board in 1999. Mr. Galperin is the principal of Onslow Capital
Management Limited, an investment management company based in London, which he
founded in 2006. Mr. Galperin worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, an investment
bank, from 1994 until 2006, and his last position was Managing Director and head of trading and
risk management for the London emerging markets trading desk. In his career at Morgan
Stanley, Mr. Galperin also acted as a trader of high-yield bonds, emerging market bonds and
derivatives in New York and London. Mr. Galperin graduated with honors from the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Galperin is the brother of Marcos Galperin, our
chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Meyer Malka Rais, is the managing partner at Ribbit Capital LP, a venture capital fund
focused on investing in innovative companies in the financial services sector, a position he has
held since May 2012. Mr. Malka has more than twenty years of experience building and
investing in technology and financial services across three continents. Mr. Malka is the cofounder and chairman of Lemon, Inc., an online financial service enabling individuals to access
a virtual wallet online that was bought by LifeLock (LOCK) in December 2013. He currently
serves on the board of Wonga Group Limited, a company offering loans that emphasize
transparency, speed, convenience and flexibility through the website Mr. Malka
also currently serves on the boards of Peixe Urbano Inc., Bitcoin Foundation, a non-profit trade
organization that enables the use of Bitcoin cryptographic money worldwide, and Revista
Climax, a Venezuelan magazine. In 1991, at the age of 18, Mr. Malka co-founded Heptagon
Group, a securities and investment broker dealer servicing the Venezuelan and U.S. markets,
where he served as Chief Operating Officer. In 1998, Mr. Malka developed the online brokerage, Inc., which became Latin America’s first comprehensive Internet based financial
services portal and dealer until its acquisition in March 2000 by the Spanish bank Banco
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Santander. Mr. Malka then served as the interim chief executive officer for OpenBank S.A., an
online bank in Spain and Germany. In 2003, he co-founded Banco Lemon, a Brazilian retail
bank serving the underbanked population, which went on to become one of the largest private
microfinance institutions in Brazil until 2009 when it was acquired by Banco do Brasil, Latin
America’s largest bank. In July 2008, Mr. Malka co-founded and was co-chief executive officer
of Bling Nation Ltd., a Palo Alto-based mobile payments company, until July 2011 when it
evolved into Lemon Inc. In May 2011, Mr. Malka co-founded Banco Bracce, a Brazilian financial
banking institution specializing in lending for mid-sized companies in Brazil. Mr. Malka
graduated with a degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas,
Venezuela in 1996 and currently resides in Palo Alto, California.
Javier Olivan, is the Vice President of Growth and Analytics at Facebook, Inc. He joined
Facebook as Head of International Growth in 2007. In this role, he has been responsible for
Facebook’s international efforts, setting strategy and helping to drive the growth of Facebook’s
user base across the globe through product, marketing and internationalization initiatives. His
role has since expanded to also oversee all product analytics, mobile adoption and user
engagement worldwide. Prior to working at Facebook, Mr. Olivan was a Product Manager at
Siemens Mobile where he led a cross-functional team charged with the development and
market launch of handset devices. Earlier in his career, Mr. Olivan worked for NTT Corporation
in Japan as a research and development engineer and was part of a team that was responsible
for developing software that enabled high quality wireless video transmission on to mobile
devices. Mr. Olivan holds a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University
and master’s degrees in both electrical and industrial engineering from the University of
Emiliano Calemzuk, joined our board in August 2007. Mr. Calemzuk serves as Chairman
of the advisory boards of the Heart of Los Angeles Organization, a non-profit organization where
he has served since 2010. From September 2010 to January 2012, Mr. Calemzuk served as
chief executive officer of Shine Group Americas (and its subsidiaries), major producers of
television in the U.S. market. Prior to joining Shine, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Calemzuk was
President of Fox Television Studios, another major supplier of programming to U.S. cable and
broadcast networks. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Calemzuk served as President of Fox Channels
Europe. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Calemzuk was Vice President and Deputy Managing Director
of Fox Latin American Channels and was also employed as General Manager of Fox Kids Latin
America. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Calemzuk served as Associate Director of Marketing and
Promotions for Fox Latin America. Prior to that, he worked at Hero Productions. He holds a
bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.
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C1430 CRG, Argentina
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Marcos Galperin, is one of our co-founders and has served as our chairman, president
and chief executive officer and one of our directors since our inception in October 1999. He is a
board member of Endeavor, a non-profit organization that that selects mentors and accelerates
high impact entrepreneurs around the world. Prior to working with us, Mr. Galperin worked in the
fixed income department of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. in New York from June to August 1998
and at YPF S.A., an integrated oil company, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was a
Futures and Options Associate and managed YPF’s currency and oil derivatives program from
1994 to 1997. Mr. Galperin received an MBA from Stanford University and graduated with
honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Veronica Allende Serra, joined our board in September 2007. Ms. Serra is the founding
partner of Pacific Investments and Innova Capital Fund with 19 years of experience making
private and growth equity investments in a variety of sectors in the US and throughout Latin
America. Innova Capital was established in 2009 to focus on innovation and has as its key
backers large families who invest globally. Early investments are anti-fraud platform Clearsale
and cable company Blue Interactive. Veronica exited email marketing company Virid and Digital
Ad agency Fbiz. Current investments of Innova Fund are Accera, TradeForce and Movile leading mobile content and services company in the Latam region. Movile owns Playkids and
Ifood. Veronica is active in entrepreneurship as a mentor and helped establish numerous
companies. She started investing in technology in the late 90's and was involved in setting up in Brazil (sold to Banco Santander). From 1998-2001, she headed investments in
Latam for IRR LLC, and prior worked for Leucadia National Corporation and Goldman Sachs in
NY. Veronica is in the board of many current portfolio companies and on the nonprofit boards of
Instituto Sidarta and global advisory board of Endeavor Global. She is a former director of
Fundação Estudar and iSmart Foundation. She is a member of the Group of 50, YPO, co-founder of the Latam Start up Challenge, XTC Advisory Council and of Advisory Board of AMIGOH. Veronica received her
MBA from Harvard, class of 1997, graduated in Law from the University of São Paulo and Art
and Advertising from Escola Panamericana de Arte. She was born in Chile, grew up in the US
and Brazil; is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, and conversant in German.
Roberto Balls Sallouti, joined our board in October 2014. Mr. Sallouti, is member of the
board of directors and the chief operating officer of Banco BTG Pactual and BTG Pactual
Participations since 2009 and 2008 respectively. Mr. Sallouti joined Banco BTG Pactual in 1994
and became a partner in 1998. During his career at Banco BTG Pactual, Mr. Sallouti served as
joint head of Brazil local fixed income markets from 1999 to 2003 and as head of the
international and emerging markets fixed income division from 2003 to 2006. He also served as
a managing director of Banco UBS Pactual from 2006 to 2008, serving at the same period as
the joint head of the emerging markets fixed income group and joint head of the Latin America
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FICC group at UBS AG. Mr. Sallouti received his bachelor’s degree in economics, with
concentrations in finance and marketing, from The Wharton School at the University of
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