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Once the technical evaluation has been completed, an independent technical committee oversees and reviews IRGR’s findings and final rankings. Companies are analyzed in alphabetical order, and the results of the evaluation are released at the award ceremonies.

In conducting the review, technical committee members perform tests of the results and evaluations developed by IR Global Rankings analysts, and such other procedures, as they consider necessary, to provide a reasonable basis for their review. Technical committee members assess the results and evaluations against the evaluation criteria established by IR Global Rankings. Please note that the legal members of the independent review committee do not review the Corporate Governance Ranking as the results of this ranking are based on answers provided by participating companies to a specific corporate governance questionnaire.

The independent technical review is performed to obtain reasonable assurance that the results and evaluations are free of material misstatements or omissions, and the parties acknowledge that absolute assurance is not attainable. It is acknowledged that the results and evaluations and the underlying records and supporting documents and procedures are the responsibility of IR Global Rankings, in which IRGR assumes full responsibility for their integrity and fairness.

The current independent technical committee has four members:

Giulio Pediconi: Founder and Managing Director of Sodali, in charge of coordinating its sales activities. Previously (2002-2006), he had been responsible for opening and developing the business for GS Proxibérica - a fully owned subsidiary of GSC Proxitalia (Georgeson Group) - in Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. During that period, he had participated to most of the largest transactions in Spain. Prior to joining Georgeson, he had been assigned to business development and internationalization tasks in Spain, Belgium and France. He obtained a degree in Political Science in Milan and received an M.B.A. in IESE (Barcelona). He is a member of the Instituto Consejeros-Administradores (Institute of Directors) in Spain.
Gregory Harrington: Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP. Gregory Harrington is a partner in the firm‘s corporate and securities practice group. He has extensive experience in major international financial transactions in Latin America, particularly in the area of capital markets. His practice includes corporate and project finance, including equity and debt securities sold pursuant to SEC registration, Rule 144A or Regulation S; and listings on the New York, London, Luxembourg, and Irish Stock Exchanges; Securities Act, Securities Exchange Act and Investment Company Act compliance; and advising sponsors and lenders in connection with project finance transactions. Mr. Harrington is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and The George Washington University.
Paulo J. Arakaki: Former Director of big four audit firm. His experience includes: Audit & Market, Audit risk management and ethics and independence area. His key areas of experience include audit (financial market and listed companies), audit market programs, risk management and ethics and compliance programs. He has a degree in Accounting of University of São Paulo (FEA/USP). Additionally, he is a Certified Accountant of the Federal Accounting Council (CFC) and also a member of working group of ethics (according to IFAC). He has qualification exams of: Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM); Superintendence of Private Insurance (SUSEP); and Central Bank of Brazil (BACEN). He is visiting professor at FIA, FIPECAFI and FIPE. Instructor at Regional Accounting Council of São Paulo (CRC) local accountant Brazilian board at CFC.
Rodrigo Alves: CEO of MZ Latin America. He has more than 16 years’ experience in the capital markets and began his career on the trading desk of Banco Santander, where he remained for six years. He subsequently worked for ten years in the investor relations area, six of which as an investor relations consultant with MZ, a company he helped found. He also has extensive experience in IR with publicly-held companies, having served as Investor Relations Manager at NET Serviços and Investor Relations and Planning Officer at GOL Linhas Aéreas. Rodrigo has a degree in Economics from PUC-SP and an MBA in Finance from Ibmec-SP.

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