Management Team

David VĂ©lez Osorno
David VĂ©lez Osorno Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

David Vélez Osorno is our founding shareholder, the Chairman of our Board of Directors and our Chief Executive Officer. He has also been a member of our Stakeholders’ Committee since July 2021. Before founding Nu in 2013, David was a partner at Sequoia Capital between January 2011 and March 2013, in charge of the firm’s Latin American investments group. Before Sequoia, David worked in investment banking and growth equity at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and General Atlantic. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Science and Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from Stanford University.

Cristina Helena Zingaretti Junqueira
Cristina Helena Zingaretti Junqueira Co-Founder & Brazil CEO

Cristina Helena Zingaretti Junqueira is our Co-Founder & Brazil CEO, a position she has held since February 2021. She has also been the chair of our Stakeholders’ Committee since July 2021. As one of our co-founders, she has already held several functions and currently has a global role leading functions like marketing, communications, ESG, legal and public policy. Cristina began her career in strategic consulting, working at BCG (Boston Consulting Group) and before founding Nu in 2013, worked for several years at Itaú Unibanco S.A. with products and marketing in consumer credit and cards. She was the first woman to be featured visibly pregnant on the cover of a Brazilian business magazine. She was also the only Brazilian to be featured on the 2020 edition of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International and on Fortune 40 under 40, which recognizes the young leaders who are transforming the world of business. She holds an Engineering Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and also an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Guilherme Marques do Lago
Guilherme Marques do Lago Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Guilherme Marques do Lago is our Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since February 2021, and served as our vice president of finance from March 2019 to February 2021. From April 2006 to March 2019, he served in various positions at the Credit Suisse Group AG, including as managing director in its investment banking group. He also previously worked at McKinsey & Company from 2005 to 2006. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Henrique Camossa Saldanha Fragelli
Henrique Camossa Saldanha Fragelli Chief Risk Officer

Henrique Camossa Saldanha Fragelli is our Chief Risk Officer, a position he has held since 2018. He is responsible for our risk analysis and compliance. He is in charge of all our risk and compliance related activities, including credit risk, market and liquidity risk, stress testing, model risk, operational and IT risk, regulatory compliance, ethics, and anti-money laundering teams. Before joining us in 2018, he was the global head of traded portfolio analytics at HSBC Bank PLC, based in London, from August 2015 to June 2018 and the head of traded risk analytics for Latin America at HSBC Brasil S.A. from July 2013 to August 2015. He also worked at WestLB as a risk director, based in London, from April 2012 to July 2013 and for LCH.Clearnet from October 2007 to April 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Universidade de São Paulo and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris).

Jagpreet Singh Duggal
Jagpreet Singh Duggal Chief Product Officer

Jagpreet Singh Duggal is our Chief Product Officer, a position he has held since 2020. Prior to joining us, he worked at several companies, including as a director of product management at Facebook from May 2018 to January 2020, senior vice president at Quantcast Corporation from June 2011 to March 2018 and head of strategy at Google Inc. from 2006 to 2011. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.

Marco AntĂ´nio Martins de AraĂşjo Filho
Marco AntĂ´nio Martins de AraĂşjo Filho Chief Legal Officer

Marco AntĂ´nio Martins de AraĂşjo Filho has been Chief Legal Officer and responsible for Public Policy since August 2022, and has been Global General Counsel for two years, being also responsible for Data Privacy. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial market. Previously, he was Global General Counsel at HSBC in London, UK and Latin America (2014 to 2020). He also worked at Santander Brasil as Vice President, responsible for legal, compliance, prevention of money laundering, product development committee and Public Policy (from 2003 to 2014, having worked part of this period for ABN AMRO, acquired by Santander) . He was a lawyer at Banco ItaĂş BBA S.A. from 1994 to 2003. From 2007 to 2011, he served for two terms on the National Financial System’s Council of Appeals. Marco AraĂşjo has been a lawyer in Brazil since 1988 (graduated from the University of BrasĂ­lia – Brazil) and a lawyer certified by the state of New York since 1993. He also has an LLM (Master of Law) in International Business and Trade Law from Fordham University- NY, USA.

Alex Ceballos
Alex Ceballos Chief Corporate Development Officer

Alex Ceballos is our Chief Corporate Development Officer since August 2022. Previously, he spent 16 years at Amazon where he led strategic investments, partnerships and partnerships and M&A in the USA, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and India, and served on boards of companies invested by the company. Prior to working on Amazon’s growth worldwide, Ceballos led the Amazon Global Credit team, with responsibility for Amazon branded payment products globally. He started his career in Operations Management at Kraft Foods and later became an investment banker at JP Morgan. Ceballos graduated with the highest distinction from the US Military Academy at West Point with a degree in electrical and computer engineering and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Matt Swann
Matt Swann Chief Technology Officer

Matt Swann is our Chief Technology Officer, a position he has held since April 2021. From November 2018 to March 2021, he served as chief technology officer of B.V. ( From September 2017 to November 2018, he served as the chief technology officer of Stubhub, Inc. ( From February 2015 to September 2017, he served as the chief information officer of the consumer division at Citibank N.A. From February 2006 to February 2015, he served as the vice president of global payments at, Inc ( He currently serves on the board of directors at Payfare Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer and Information Sciences from Arizona State University.

Vitor Guarino Olivier
Vitor Guarino Olivier Chief People Officer

Vitor Guarino Olivier is our Chief People Officer since February 2022. From December 2019 to January 2022, he served as our vice president of operations and platforms. From March 2019 to March 2020, he served as our vice president of consumers. From August 2016 to March 2019, he served as the general manager of our digital account products. From April 2014 to August 2016, he led our core financial services engineering team. Prior to joining us, he held positions in wealth management, credit, and foreign exchange at Banco BTG Pactual S.A. from August 2011 to March 2014. He holds a degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University.

Youssef Lahrech
Youssef Lahrech Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Youssef Lahrech has been our President since August 2022, and Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since 2020. He reports directly to the CEO, and is responsible for running the company day to day, including the performance of products, platforms, marketing and country operations, as well as corporate functions. Before joining us in 2020, he spent 19 years at Capital One helping build and grow businesses in Canada and the United States, serving in a number of roles involving product, analytics, risk, and technology. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique and a degree in Engineering from the École des Ponts ParisTech, both in France, as well as a Master’s in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.