The company has announced the creation of Agi Inc., a controlling entity that will gather all the different businesses and guide the overall strategy. Additionally, with the goal of further strengthening the company’s corporate governance, a new Senior Advisor was announced: Rosie Rios, former Treasurer of the United States between 2009 and 2016.
Inside the U.S. government, Mrs. Rios was responsible for leading activities such as the production of coin and currency and she was also the person who spearheaded the efforts to have the image of a woman on U.S. Federal Reserve notes for the first time in history. After she left her position as Treasurer, Ms. Rios received the Hamilton Award, the highest honor bestowed in the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
As a Senior Advisor of Agi Inc. Mrs. Rios will help building the strategy that guides the company’s business, sharing her broad and deep knowledge of the finance market and contributing with her global perspective. Her presence is also an additional step to gender diversity at the board of a company, at Agi inc. 74% of women among its total employees.
“We are very pleased to have Rosie as a Senior Advisor. She is an extremely seasoned professional with huge experience in her area of expertise and will certainly push further the growth of our company. Her contribution will also allow us to be closer to the markets and to investors, thanks to a very hands-on vision for our future,” says Marciano Testa, CEO and founder of Agi.
“Agi’s global mission of democratizing access to financial services through a digital platform, while also maintaining a still very much needed physical presence through its hubs, is what makes me so excited to join. My role as a Senior Advisor will be to collaborate with a perspective about access to credit, aligned with sound environmental, social, and corporate governance principles,” states Ms. Rios. She adds that the future of the financial system will be more successful for innovative and flexible institutions such as Agi. “The world is constantly watching what happens in Brazil, a country with opportunities for exponential growth,” Ms. Rios highlights.
The new corporate structure will embrace the recently launched Agi platform, the Agi Compras [Agi Shopping] marketplace, the Agibank digital bank and tech company HypeFlame (founded in 2020), as well as other companies within the Agi ecosystem.