Maria Helena Santana was Chairman of the Executive Committee of IOSCO (International Organization of Securities Commissions) from April 2011 to May 2012 and was Chairman of the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) – the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission from 2007 to July 2012.
Before being appointed as Chair, she was a Commissioner of the CVM from July 2006 to July 2007 and has been a member of the Latin-American Roundtable on Corporate Governance (OECD / WB Group) since 2000.
Maria Helena worked for the São Paulo Stock Exchange – BOVESPA for 12 years, acting as Head of Listings and Issuer Relations from 2000 to June 2006. She was involved, since the beginning, with the creation of the Novo Mercado and the Corporate Governance Levels, having been in charge of their implementation.
She was also Vice-Chairman of the IBGC – Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance, from 2004 to 2006, and was a member of the board of directors since 2001.
Maria Helena has an B.A in Economics from the Faculdade de Economia e Administração da Universidade de São Paulo.