The Board of Directors of IRB Brasil Re approved the election of the company’s new Chief Executive Officer at an extraordinary meeting last Friday. Executive Raphael Afonso Godinho de Carvalho will take office on October 1st, with a unified term of office with the other members of the Company’s Executive Board until July 2nd, 2023.
“The election process was extremely careful, as we followed the premise we have applied in this administration of IRB Brasil Re: no rush, but no pause”, explains Antonio Cassio dos Santos, chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors. “Raphael de Carvalho is a choice that brings together important qualifications for the position: senior and diverse experience in complex businesses, extensive experience as president in the insurance area and a history of strategic leadership in the financial segment. We are very happy with his arrival in the company”, he adds.
Carvalho has extensive experience in the financial and insurance sectors, having a career spanning over 30 years in large institutions. The executive has a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), MBA in Finance from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and specializations at the Kellog School of Management and Harvard, both in the US.
For the past six and a half years, Carvalho has held the position of president of Metlife insurer for Brazil and Colombia. Before that, he led the insurance practice of Accenture consultancy in Latin America. He also worked at Unibanco (where he was responsible for Fininvest, Unibanco Capitalização, Cartão Unibanco), Nationwide Financial, Pactual, VISA, and Russell Reynolds.
“Joining IRB Brasil Re is an honor and a pleasure. It is also a great challenge, certainly one of the most exciting on the market today. The opportunity to lead the Company in this new moment is unique, after all the reorganization and restructuring work that has already been done”, says Carvalho. “I am totally focused on our customers and shareholders, counting on the leading role of our employees, so I hope to contribute to this process of taking over the Company and, consequently, create value for our stakeholders.”