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Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students and physicians to transform their ambitions into rewarding lifelong experiences.

It starts on the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency preparation, graduation program, continuing medical education activities and their daily practices with digital products.


Chief Executive Officer

Virgilio Gibbon is our Chief Executive Officer, a position has held since June 2019. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Afya Brazil since August 2016. Prior joining us, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Estácio Participação S.A., from March 2010 to March 2012, and March 2012 to June 2016,respectively.

He was also Executive Director of Business Consulting and Education Industry at TOTVS Consulting from October 2007 to December 2009, and Senior Manager of Business Consulting at Accenture from 2000 to 2007. He holds a degree in Economics from PUC-RJ. He is currently a board member of EABH – Escola Americana of Belo Horizonte.



Luis André

Chief Financial Officer

Luis André Blanco is our Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since April 2020. Prior to joining us, he served as CFO for OdontoPrev for 10 years, where he oversaw corporate finance – treasury, financial planning, M&A, tax and accounting – operations, legal and compliance.

Prior to that, Luis served as a Financial Officer at Vivo S.A from 2003 to 2009 and also as CFO at Tele Centro – Oeste Celular Participações from 2000 to 2003. Luis holds bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and an executive program degree from University of Westminster, London, England.


Lelio de

Vice President of Innovation & Digital Services

Lélio de Souza Junior has 22 years of experience in tech companies. Before joining Afya, he served as CEO for Intelie for 5 years, where he had the chance to support internationalization of the company, the acquisition process by RigNet (later on acquired by Viasat, NASDAQ: VSAT) and to experience a very well succeeded growth history. Prior to that, Lelio served as a Corporate Officer at TOTVS from 2008 – 2016 and also as Senior Manager in Accenture from 2000-2008.

Lelio holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and executive programs degrees from University of Wharton, Pennsylvania, USA and Insper, São Paulo, Brazil.



Vice President of Marketing and Sustainability

Stella Brant is Vice President of Marketing and Sustainability at Afya and has over 25 years of experience building strong brands and businesses. Before joining Afya, she held different positions at Ambev / AB Inbev for 21 years and for the last 5 years she was dedicated to technology and food start ups, 99 and Liv Up, respectively.

Specialized in Strategic Planning, Marketing, Growth, Digital Transformation, P&L Management and Innovation, she graduated in Advanced Mkt Consumer Connections from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Federal University of Minas Gerais and has an Executive MBA from Business School SP.



Investor Relations Director

Renata Couto is Director of Investor Relations at Afya Limited and has over 10 years of experience in the area. The executive has experience in large capital market operations such as IPO (Nasdaq) and Follow On (B3 and Nasdaq), in addition to structuring the Investor Relations program. Renata has a degree in Economics and Accounting Sciences.