JAN JARNE – Chairman of the Board

Jan held several executive positions with major US and UK banks and was Director of International of Banco Itau. He left international banking to co-found Brazil’s second-largest metals trading and mining group with global reach and developed Brazil’s first concession granted to consortium of hydropower self-producers.

Subsequently, he founded Invest Partners, a cross-border M&A and private equity investment advisory boutique. He participated in the Government’s privatization program and the country’s largest bankruptcy reorganization. He also made investments in start-up ventures.

Member on several Boards of companies and foundations and certified by Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance. Holds MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is H. Consul General Emeritus of Finland in São Paulo.