Vânia Maria is the Head of CBARI – Brazilian Network for Integrated Reporting. She is the former Head Accountant at BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank), where she was responsible for promoting transparency best practices such as international accounting and auditing standards, corporate governance and the Integrated Report both in Brazil and abroad. During her time at BNDES, she represented the institution on the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Vânia was also the Head of the Brazilian Delegation of Accountants at ISAR, a Division of UNCTAD.

Vânia is a member of the Expert Panel of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) and a former member of the Advisory Council of the IFRS and the Consultative and Advisory Groups of the International Standard Board for Auditing (IAASB) and Accounting Ethics (IESBA).

She is a Ph.D. candidate in accounting at FUCAPE Business School. Vânia is the author of “SOX: Understanding the Sarbanes-Oxley Act” published by Thomson Learning in 2006.