Our Supervisory Committee (Comisión Fiscalizadora) is responsible for reviewing and supervising our administration and affairs and verifying compliance with our by-laws and resolutions adopted at the shareholders’ meetings. The members of the Supervisory Committee are appointed at our annual general ordinary shareholders’ meeting for a one-fiscal year term. The Supervisory Committee is composed of three regular members and three alternate members and pursuant to Section 294 of the Argentine Corporations Law No. 19,550, as amended, must meet at least every three months.
The following table shows information about the members of our Supervisory Committee, who were elected at the annual ordinary shareholders’ meeting, held on October 26, 2020:
|MEMBER||DATE OF BIRTH||POSITION|
|José Daniel Abelovich||07/20/1956||Regular Member|
Mr. Abelovich obtained a degree in accounting from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a founding member and partner of Abelovich, Polano & Asociados S.R.L., a law firm member of Nexia International. Formerly, he had been a manager of Harteneck, López y Cía/Coopers & Lybrand and has served as a senior advisor in Argentina for the United Nations and the World Bank. He is a member of the Supervisory Committees of CRESUD, IRSA CP, Hoteles Argentinos S.A. and Banco Hipotecario, among others.
|Marcelo Héctor Fuxman||11/30/1955||Regular Member|
Mr. Fuxman obtained a degree in accounting from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a partner of Abelovich, Polano y Asociados S.R.L., a law firm member of Nexia International. He is also a member of the supervisory committee of CRESUD, IRSA CP, Inversora Bolívar and Banco Hipotecario S.A., among others.
|Noemí Cohn||05/20/1959||Regular Member|
Mrs. Cohn obtained a degree in accounting from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is a partner of Abelovich, Polano y Asociados S.R.L. / Nexia International, an accounting firm in Argentina, and she works in the Audit sector. Mrs. Cohn worked in the audit area of Harteneck, López and Company, Coopers & Lybrand in Argentina and in Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Cohn is a member of the Supervisory Committees of CRESUD and IRSA CP, among others.
|Roberto Murmis||04/07/1959||Alternate Member|
Mr. Murmis holds a degree in accounting from Universidad de Buenos Aires. Mr. Murmis is a partner at Abelovich, Polano & Asociados S.R.L., a law firm member of Nexia International. Mr. Murmis worked as an advisor to Secretaría de Ingresos Públicos del Ministerio de Economía of Argentina. Furthermore, he is a member of the supervisory committee of CRESUD, IRCP, Futuros y Opciones.Com S.A. and Llao Llao Resorts S.A., among others.
|Ariela Levy||07/08/1979||Alternate Member|
Mrs. Levy obtained a degree in accounting from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is a Director of the Audit department of Abelovich, Polano y Asociados an accounting firm member of Nexia International, a global network of accounting and consulting firms. Mrs. Levy is a member of the supervisory committees of BACS Administradora de Activos S.A. SGFCI and IRSA CP, among others.
|Paula Sotelo||08/10/1971||Alternate Member|
Ms. Sotelo obtained a degree in accounting from Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is a Director of the Audit department of Abelovich, Polano y Asociados S.R.L. / Nexia International, an accounting firm in Argentina, Ms. Sotelo worked for KPMG in Argentina and also New York.
All members of the supervisory committee qualify as independent, in accordance with Comisión Nacional de Valores’ Resolution No. 400/2002.
In accordance with the Regime of Transparency in Public Offerings provided by Decree No. 677/01, currently by application of Capital Markets Law No. 26,831 and the regulations of the CNV, our Board of Directors established an Audit Committee.
The Audit Committee is a committee of the Board of Directors, the main function of which is to assist the Board of Directors in (i) exercising its duty of care, diligence and competence in issues relating to us, specifically as concerns the enforcement of accounting policies, and disclosure of accounting and financial information, (ii) management of our business risk, the management of our internal control systems, (iii) behavior and ethical conduct of the Company’s businesses, (iv) monitoring the sufficiency of our financial statements, (v) our compliance with the laws, (vi) independence and competence of independent auditors, (vii) performance of our internal audit duties both by our Company and the external auditors and (viii) it may render, upon request of the Board of Directors, its opinion on whether the conditions of the related parties’ transactions for relevant amounts may be considered reasonably sufficient under normal and habitual market conditions.
In accordance with the provisions of the Capital Markets Law and the CNV’s Regulations, our Audit Committee is made up by three Board members who qualify as independent Directors. The NYSE Regulations establish that as of July 31, 2005, foreign companies listing securities in the United States must have an Audit Committee fully formed by independent Directors.
On December 12, 2019, our Board of Directors appointed the members of the Audit Committee which are Oscar Pedro Bergotto, Liliana Luisa De Nadai and Maria Julia Bearzi, all of them as independent members. María Julia Bearzi is the financial expert in accordance with the relevant SEC rules. We have a fully independent audit committee as per the standard provided in Rule 10 (A)-3(B) (1).