UNITED STATES 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of August, 2019 

 

Commission File Number: 001-38992

 

Afya Limited

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Alameda Oscar Niemeyer, No. 119, Sala 504

Vila da Serra, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais

Brazil

+55 (31) 3515 7550

(Address of principal executive office)

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

EXHIBIT  
99.1 Press release dated August 16, 2019 – Afya Limited Announces the Appointment of a New Director

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    Afya Limited
     
     
      By: /s/ Virgilio Deloy Capobianco Gibbon
        Name: Virgilio Deloy Capobianco Gibbon
        Title: Chief Executive Officer

Date: August 16, 2019

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Afya Limited Announces the Appointment of a New Director

 

Minas Gerais, Brazil, August 16, 2019 – Afya Limited, or Afya (Nasdaq: AFYA) today announced the appointment of Daulins Emilio to its board of directors as a non-independent director, effective as of August 14, 2019.

 

Mr. Emilio is a Managing Director at Bertelsmann Brazil Investments (BBI) and Head of the Bertelsmann Corporate Center in Brazil, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, a relevant investor in education in the world. Mr. Emilio joined Bertelsmann in 2012, where he has been responsible for Bertelsmann’s strategy for new businesses in Brazil as well as for finding business opportunities in the Education sector. He is also the Chairman of the Board at Afferolab and a board member at Companhia das Letras and Intervalor. Before working at Bertelsmann, he was a consultant working across multiple industries during his tenures at Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co. and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Emilio holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Unicamp, a master’s degree in Economics from USP, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University. During his Ph.D. at Boston University his research focused on Economics of Education and Economic Theory.

 

Mr. Emilio’s appointment increases the size of Afya’s board of directors to eight directors.

 

About Afya

 

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 to be lifelong medical learners from the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency preparation, graduation program, and continuing medical education activities.

 

Contact: Investor Relations: ir@afya.com.br