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 March, 2020

 

 Commission File Number: 001-38992

 

Afya Limited

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Alameda Oscar Niemeyer, No. 119, Salas 502, 504, 1,501 and 1,503

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 March 18, 2020 - Afya Limited Announces Hiring of Future CFO

 

 

 

 

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: March 18, 2020

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Afya Limited Announces Hiring of Future CFO

 

March 18, 2020 – Afya Limited, or Afya (Nasdaq: AFYA), today announced that it has hired Luis André Blanco, who has joined Afya effective as of today, and will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer effective as of April 20, 2020.

 

On January 13, 2020, Afya announced that Luciano Toledo de Campos, its current Chief Financial Officer, had notified Afya of his intention to leave for personal reasons. Luciano will remain as Chief Financial Officer of Afya during a transition period to ensure a smooth and effective transition of his duties to Luis André, including through Afya’s scheduled full year 2019 financial results announcement.

 

Virgilio Gibbon, Afya’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Luis’s extensive financial background, his proven record in public-company finance and accounting experience; expertise in capital markets; M&A; strategic planning and analysis will be a key asset to Afya as we continue driving our strategy for long-term growth and profitability”

 

Luis André Blanco has more than 20 years of financial management experience. Before joining Afya, 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 – 2009 and also as CFO at Tele Centro – Oeste Celular Participações from 2000-2003. Luis holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and an executive program degree from University of Westminster, London, England.

 

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