Elita Ariaz, Nubank’s new Chief Legal Officer

Nubank, one of the world’s largest financial services platforms, announces the official arrival of Elita Ariaz as the company’s new Chief Legal Officer. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Ariaz assumes the role to lead the Legal, Compliance and Public Policy teams, and is the fourth woman to join Nu Holdings’ senior management team, joining Cristina Junqueira, co-founder, Livia Chanes, CEO Brazil, and Suzana Kubric, CHRO. Ariaz’s hiring was publicly announced in September 2023 and she assumes the role after completing a previous period of leave of absence.

Ariaz’s extensive professional experience was most recently marked by her time at Banco Santander Brazil, where she held various positions, including partner in charge of the Human Resources and Customer Advocacy departments, as well as head of the legal department and operational support prior to that. Ariaz also worked as a foreign lawyer specialising in corporate finance in the United States, at firms such as Cameron & Hornbostel in Washington, DC, and Lebouf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae in New York.