This excerpt taken from the BOBS DEF 14A filed Aug 9, 2007.
The following sets forth our Board of Directors as of August 1, 2007.
We provide below biographical information for our current directors and for Mr. Gustavo Albert Villela Filho, each of whom is a nominee for election as a director of our company at the annual meeting except for Mr. Rose.
Omar Carneiro da Cunha has been our Chairman of the Board since 1996. Mr. Carneiro da Cunha is a founding principal of Bond Consultoria Empresarial S/C Ltda., a Brazilian business consultancy. From September 1995 to December 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Brazil. From 1967 to 1994, Mr. Carneiro da Cunha held a variety of positions with Shell Brasil S.A. and its affiliates, including serving as President of Shell Brasil S.A. Mr. Carneiro da Cunha received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Political and Economical Sciences of Rio de Janeiro and a degree in Finance Administration from Fundacao Getulio Vargas.
José Ricardo Bousquet Bomeny has served as one of our directors since 1996. Mr. Bomeny founded Big Burger Ltda. in 1975 and served as its President until we acquired Big Burger Ltda. in July 1996. Mr. Bomeny currently owns another fast food business, which is not competitive with our business, as well as six gas stations and two parking lots. José Ricardo Bousquet Bomeny is the father of Gustavo Figueiredo Bomeny, who is also one of our directors.
Stephen J. Rose has served as one of our directors since June 2001. Since May 2000, Mr. Rose has been a founding director and shareholder of Latinco, a London-based investment bank specializing in capital raising and other services to medium-sized Latin American companies. Prior to that date and from 1996, Mr. Rose was Managing Director of Unibanco Capital Markets in London. From 1980 to 1996, Mr. Rose was Chairman and Managing Director of Stephen Rose & Partners, a private investment bank, which was acquired by UBS in 1996. Mr. Rose was educated in Marlborough College and subsequently at Worcester College, Oxford, where he obtained First Class Honors in Law and was called to the Bar in 1954.
Guillermo Hector Pisano has served as one of our directors since 2002. Mr. Pisano was Vice President of UAP do Brasil, the French Insurance Companys Brazilian Agency, from 1988 to 1996, Chief Financial Officer of RACIMEC, a Brazilian Industrial Computer society, from 1983 to 1988, and Chief Executive Officer of CGA do Brasil, an Automatism French Manufacturer, from 1978 to 1982. Mr. Pisano also held a variety of positions from 1965 to 1978 with Thomson CSF, which is a French communications and radar manufacturer, in Argentina and in Brazil where he was the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pisano is an Electronic Engineer and he has a degree from the National University of Buenos Aires, and he also holds a degree in Administration and Financial Management from Thomson CSF School of Business with further specialization in Industrial and Institutional Organization.
Gustavo Figueiredo Bomeny has served as one of our directors since 2002. Mr. Bomeny is currently an independent project engineer for several companies. He also has been working as Project Manager in the Big Burger Ltda. group since 1995. He has extensive experience in studies, projects, budgets, supervision and execution of buildings for restaurants, fast-food stores and other commercial facilities. He holds a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Architecture and Urbanism from de Santa Ursula University, Rio de Janeiro. Gustavo Figueiredo Bomeny is the son of José Ricardo Bousquet Bomeny and the brother of Ricardo Figueiredo Bomeny, respectively, our director and our Chief Executive Officer.
Rômulo Borges Fonseca has served as one our directors since 2002 and as our corporate Secretary since December 2003. Mr. Fonseca was an engineer in the Maintenance and Transportation division of Petrobras, the Brazilian Petrol Company, from 1975 to 1982. After he left Petrobras, Mr. Fonseca founded MCA, a company specializing in mechanical assemblages for fuel trucks serving airports and companies like Shell, Petrobras and others in the fuel business. In 1998 Mr. Fonseca started SBCQ, a laboratory of metallic analysis, and in the same year he founded the FORZA group which are gas stations specializing in natural gas distribution. Mr. Fonseca is also a shareholder of CCC Empreendimentos e Participações Ltd., which is a principal stockholder of our company. Mr. Fonseca is a Mechanical Engineer and a graduate of the PUC University, Rio de Janeiro and he has a degree in Economics from Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil.
Peter J. F. van Voorst Vader has served as one of our directors since 1996 and was our Chief Executive Officer from March 1996 to December 2002. Prior to that date and from 1995, he was an independent business consultant. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. van Voorst Vader was a retail sales manager for Shell Nederland Verkoopmaatschappij B.V., overseeing the operations of 800 gas stations. From 1985 to 1992, Mr. van Voorst Vader held several positions with Shell Brasil S.A., including sales promotion manager, marketing communications manager and retail development manager. From 1983 to 1985, he was employed by Shell International Petroleum Company as regional brand and communications assistant for Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South America. From 1980 to 1983, Mr. van Voorst Vader was a commercial assistant for Shell Italia. Mr. van Voorst Vader received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management from both the Hogere Hotel School in The Hague, Holland and Florida International University. Mr. van Voorst Vader also has a Masters Degree in International Business from Florida International University.
Gustavo Alberto Villela Filho. Mr. Villela Filho is an associate of Villela e Kraemer Advogados, a Brazilian law firm. From 1978 to 1982, he held a variety of positions with cobec - a Brazilian trading company, controlled by Banco do Brasil S.A., including serving as Chief Operational Officer and Chief Officer of Raw Materials and Manufactured Products. Mr. Villela Filho received a Bachelor degree in Law from the Rio de Janeiro State University, a Master degree in Comparative Law from the Illinois University, and a degree in Business Law from ceped - Center of Studies and Research in Law Teaching from a group of institutions formed by UEG, USAID, Fundacao Ford, and Fundacao Getulio Vargas.