Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Dr. Nildemar Secches serves as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Itau Unibanco Holding SA since April 2012. Within the Company, he is a Member of the Strategy Committee. He has held the following positions at a number of companies as follows: at BRF – Brasil Foods, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2007; at WEG SA, he has acted as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1998; at Iochpe-Maxion, he has been Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2004; at Ultrapar S.A., he has been a Member of the Board of Directors since April 2002.; within Suzano Papel e Celulose, he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors since May 2008; at Perdigao S.A., he acted as Chief Executive Officer from January 1995 to October 2008; within Iochpe-Maxion Group, he held the post of Corporate General Director from 1990 to 1994; at Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social – BNDES (Brazilian Social and Economic Development Bank), he was a Director from1987 to 1990; at Associacao dos Produtores e Exportadores de Frangos (Association of Producers and Exporters of Poultry), he was the President from 2001 to 2003. He studied at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) where he gained a Doctorate in Philosophy in Economics in 1984. Moreover, from Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), he gained a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1971 and additionally, he graduated from Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) with a Masters in Finance in 1972.