Prior to joining CSMB, Mrs. Pereira was vice president and compliance officer at Visa Inc., providing pivotal leadership throughout the U.S. and to Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia. In this role, Ana championed a broad set of integrated programs to support the governance structure of the organization, which included the code of conduct; ethics and compliance training; hotline and investigation process; disciplinary processes; compliance risk assessment; M&A / JV compliance integration; compliance validation; and the development of standards and procedures to meet legal and regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Visa Inc. in 1996, Ana gained extensive public accounting experience within the auditing practice in the pharmaceutical, perfume and construction industries.
Mrs. Pereira earned her MBA with a concentration in Accounting from Barry University and received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida International University. She is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Compliance Ethics Professional.