Board of Directors

Graded is governed by a self-perpetuating board, whose twelve members are appointed for up to four two-year terms. The Board was first established in 1931 and continues to set the school’s fiduciary policies, annual budget, and fundraising goals based on input from the Superintendent and the Learning Leadership Team. The Board stewards the school’s financial resources to provide for current needs, while at the same time protecting and enhancing the endowment for the benefit of the school’s future. The Board is also responsible for hiring and evaluating the Superintendent. 

Alexandre Malfitani '90 P'22, P'26
President of the Board 
Chief Financial Officer, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
MBA, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
BS, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo


Caroline Pinheiro Lima P'26, P'26, P'28, P'31, P'31
Vice President of the Board
Former Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, GOL Linhas Aéreas
BS, University of Chicago


Gustavo Junqueira P'23, P'25
Treasurer of the Board
Secretary of Agriculture and Food Supply, Governo do Estado de São Paulo
MBA, Thunderbird School of Management
BS, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado


Lauren Bennett P'33, P'34, P'37 
Board Secretary
Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates 
JD, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
BA, Rutgers University


Alberto Duran P'24, P'25, P'30 
Founder and CEO, Mundivox Communications 
MBA, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
BS, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo


Tania Haddad '95 P'25, P'26, P'31
Director, KPX Group - Family Office
MA, Boston University
BA, University of Chicago


Jeffrey Hoberman P'20, P'23
Former CEO and Chairman, Grupo Recovery
JD, Harvard Law School
BA, Yale University


David Hodge 
Consul General, the United States in São Paulo, Brazil
MS, Georgetown University
BS, Indiana University Bloomington
BA, Indiana University Bloomington


Denis Mizne P'27, P'30
CEO, Lemann Foundation
JD, USP - Faculdade de Direito do Largo São Francisco
OPM Program, Harvard Business School


Ricardo Veirano P'29
Partner, Veirano Advogados
LLM, University of Chicago Law School
JD, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro


Carlos Zarlenga P'29, P'29
Chief Operating Officer, Stellantis North America
BA, Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina



Richard Boerner P'18 
Ex Officio
Superintendent, Graded - The American School of São Paulo
Klingenstein Head of School Fellow, Columbia University
MA, Central Washington University
BS, Washington State University