Lia Machado de Matos

Chief Strategy Officer

Lia Machado de Matos is our Chief Strategy Officer, a position she has held since 2016. She is responsible for designing our strategy and leading the implementation of key strategic initiatives. Since 2021, she serves as a Board Member to Ambev S.A. Prior to joining StoneCo., she served as a Family Office Director for Varbra S.A. between 2012 and 2016. Between 2006 and 2012, she served in several positions at McKinsey & Company in Brazil, including as an Associate Partner, where she was responsible for strategy, M&A and organizational projects of several Brazilian and global companies. Mrs. Matos received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1998, a PhD in physics and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and was a teaching assistant and research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1999 and 2005.