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José Ruy Queiroz Antunes


Senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the commercial, market strategy and finance areas. Antunes was one of the main executives responsible for the introduction of the German software giant SAP in the Brazilian market. As commercial director (3 years) and CEO (9 years), he was responsible for consolidating SAP as the undisputed leading supplier of application software for the market of the “500 Biggest and Best” Brazilian companies (in all industry segments). Prior to SAP, he was also CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Software.

Antunes has solid knowledge and experience in bringing foreign technologies and developing the strategic plan, brand management and positioning for the Brazilian market.

He is also a Board Member and / or Mentor of medium and small technology companies, both independently and through Endeavor, where for the past 15 years he has contributed his experience and knowledge in mentoring companies and entrepreneurs in the areas of sales, marketing, brand development and market strategy.

Antunes is fluent in English and Spanish, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the State University of Rio de Janeiro and a Bachelor of Accounting from the University Moraes Filho.

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Mr. Mario Fleck is a distinguished member of Brazil’s business community and a philanthropist of insight and vision. He holds a bachelor degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. After joining the Brazilian branch of Accenture, one of the world’s largest consulting companies, in 1976, he went on to serve in multiple roles in the company over the next 28 years, including as the Country Managing Partner for Brazil, and also served as a member of several international committees.

Mr. Fleck later joined Rio Bravo Investments, one of the top independent asset management companies in the Brazilian financial market, where he served as CEO until the company’s acquisition by a Chinese conglomerate. As part of his activities during those years, Mr. Fleck served on various Boards of Directors of private and public Brazilian companies. In 2020, Mario, together with other business partners, founded Acnext, a company focused in investments in technology start-ups.
Guided by a passionate commitment to his community, Mr. Fleck’s activities have long extended well beyond the demanding duties of his career. He collaborated with several non-profit organizations such as Parceiros da Educação, through which the private sector strives to improve the quality of public education. He has also filled key leadership positions in AME Campos (a community organization in the city of Campos do Jordão), the Fundação Getulio Vargas Business School, the Max Nordau College in Rio de Janeiro, the Aleph Jewish School in São Paulo, and the Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo, and has served on the boards of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and as Vice Chair of the Committee for Democracy in Information Technology (CDI).

A leading member of Brazil’s Jewish community, Mr. Fleck presided over the Jewish Federation of São Paulo from 2011 to 2015 and after that was President of its Board. He also served as President of CIP - Congregação Israelita Paulista, the largest non-orthodox synagogue of São Paulo, and was Vice President of the Brazil-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Internationally, Mr. Fleck was the first non-american to be member of the board of the American Jewish Committee’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs.
Mario is also a highly esteemed and active member of the Weizmann Institute’s Executive Board, working tirelessly and successfully on behalf of the Institute to develop a growing network of friends in Brazil. As President of the Brazilian Friends of the Weizmann Institute, he spearheaded the Latin American Committee’s effort to raise funds for the Weizmann-Brazil Tumor Bank in the Moross Integrated Cancer Center, to which he has also given generously.
He is married to Angela Brandão, and has two children, Michel and Debora, and four grandchildren, Gabriel, Laila, Thomas and Anna.

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