SAO PAULO, Brazil – GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. announced that Leonardo Pereira has been appointed as GOL’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Pereira will assume the senior executive position currently occupied by Richard Lark until June 2008. The company scheduled a board of directors meeting on February 4, 2009 to vote on Pereira’s nomination.
Prior to joining GOL, Pereira served two years as the director president of Companhia do Vale do Araguaia, a Brazilian commercial foresting company and served six years as the director-executive finance and investor relations of NET Servicos, a leading cable provider in Latin America listed on the Bovespa, NASDAQ, and Latibex. He previously served five years as planning director at Globopar, a media industry holding company and 13 years in a number of roles at Citibank Corporate Finance Bank in Brazil, Asia, Latin America, and the United States, including leader of the Latin American Aviation team. He is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Sao Paulo chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of M. Dias Branco, Bovespa Novo Mercado, Brazil’s leading food company.