Form 8-K




Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): (August 15, 2008)



MercadoLibre, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33647   98-0212790

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

Tronador 4890, 8th Floor

Buenos Aires, C1 430DNN, Argentina

(Address and zip code of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 011-54-11-5352-8000



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Appointment of Principal Accounting Officer

Effective August 15, 2008, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of MercadoLibre, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), approved the appointment of Marcelo Melamud, age 37, as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company.

Mr. Melamud, has served as the Company’s Vice President Administration and Control since April 2008. From July 2004 through March 2008, he served as the director of finance of MDM Hotel Group, a developer, owner and operator of Marriott branded hotels in Miami, Florida. From July 1998 through July 2004, Mr. Melamud worked in various finance roles for Fidelity Investments, a provider of investment products and services. During his work at Fidelity Investments, Mr. Melamud served as the director of finance of the World Trade Center Boston/Seaport Hotel and he also served as the director of finance of MetroRed Telecom Group Ltd., a fiber-optic telecommunication provider of data, value added, and hosting services within Latin America. Mr. Melamud received his M.B.A. from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and is a Certified Public Accountant in Argentina.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Date: August 15, 2008       By:  

/s/    Nicolás Szekasy

        Nicolás Szekasy
        Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer