We believe the extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of our executive team has given us a decisive competitive edge in the dynamic market where we operate. Our Management currently consists of an engaged, young team boasting 18 years’ business experience, on average, in the tech sector, approximately 9 years of which, on average, have been exclusively dedicated to the Company. These highly qualified professionals play a key role in growing our business, creating a culture of operational excellence, transparency and efficiency, and setting high standards of governance and ethics.
We successfully completed in 2019 the challenging succession process at one of the world’s largest management software companies, preserving the legacy of the company’s founder, who remains supporting the Company as the Chairman of the Board. We will keep the same premise that guided us since the very beginning: innovation, entrepreneurship and determination; relying on technology as the driver of competitiveness and productivity in the country; and working daily to offer the best solutions and increasingly more digital experiences to our clients.
The expertise and skills of our executives will be key to spotting growth opportunities, making acquisitions, successfully integrating acquired assets and implementing the strategy of M&A and partnerships.
In addition to being listed at the highest governance level of B3, the special segment known as Novo Mercado (“New Market”), we are a true corporation, with six out of the seven members of our board of directors being independent and highly qualified. Our audit committee consists solely of independent members of our board of directors, to which our internal audit team reports directly. Our Audit Committee is composed of independent members of our Board of Directors and an external member, to whom our internal audit team reports directly.
On January 2, 2020, TOTVS was included in the Ibovespa index. Its pioneering spirit continues as it now becomes the first software company to be included in the most important stock index in Brazil. In addition, being admitted to the Ibovespa index in early 2020 and to the MSCI indices in December 2020, and B3’s IBrX 50 starting in 2021, the achievement of the awards “Institutional Investor”, “Best of the Stock Exchange 2020” from Infomoney, and “Best technology companies to work” at Great Place to Work (GPTW) are important acknowledgments of our work, of TOTVS ‘leadership position, as a result of its strategy, operational execution and the highest standards of excellence in corporate governance.