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, 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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EXHIBIT  
99.1 Afya Limited Announces the Appointment of Two New Independent Members of Board of Directors

 

 

 

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 26, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afya Limited Announces the Appointment of Two New Independent Members of Board of Directors

 

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, August 26, 2020 – Afya Limited, or Afya (Nasdaq: AFYA) today announced the appointment of Mr. João Paulo Seibel de Faria and Mr. Miguel Filisbino Pereira de Paula to its board of directors and audit committee as independent members, effective as of today.

 

Mr. de Paula has more than 35 years of experience in HR in the Brazilian corporate world, holding positions such as Senior HR Director of Grupo Pão de Açucar, HR Vice President of Estacio Participações, Head of Organization Development at Votorantim Cimentos and HR of Grupo Gerdau. He holds an MBA degree from USP and a post-grad degree in HR from PUCRS.

 

João Paulo Seibel de Faria has more than 25 years of experience in companies like Arthur Andersen S/C, Ericsson Telecomunicações and Microsoft. In this last one he spent 18 years in different leadership roles in Latin America and the US in Sales, Marketing and in Finance (last role as CFO in Brazil). Since October 2019 he has been working as Latin America CFO for Didi Chuxing (China Giant Mobility Company that owns 99 Tecnologia in Brazil).

Mr. Faria holds a bachelor degree in Business from FAAP and an Executive MBA from IBMEC Business School (both in Sao Paulo). Additionally he holds several executive sessions in leadership, strategy and global business environment from Fundação Dom Cabral, INSEAD and Devry.

 

Besides Mr. de Paula and Mr. Faria appointment, we had two movements in our board of directors and committee composition, first Mr. Flavio Dias left the Audit Committee and will remain only as an Independent Member in our Board of Director, second, Mr. Rafael Munerato has resigned from the company’s Board of Director and Audit Committee, effective August 26, 2020.

 

 

About Afya

 

Afya is the 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 enroll as medical students through their medical residency preparation, graduation program, and continuing medical education activities. Afya also offers content and clinical decision applications for healthcare professionals, through its products WhiteBook, Nursebook and Portal PEBMED. For more information, please visit www.afya.com.br.

 

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