Board of Directors
Consists of a minimum of seven and a maximum of eleven members, who are elected at the General Ordinary Meeting for a term of up to two years, with a maximum of three consecutive reelections allowed. Of all board members, only the Chairman, the CEO and employee representative are non-independent. All others are non-executive independent members.
Eduardo Bacellar Leal FerreiraChairman of the Board of Directors
Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira is a Fleet Admiral and was Commander of the Brazilian Navy until January 2019, therefore reaching the top position of his career. In addition to the Naval School, Leal Ferreira received top-level training at the Naval War School in Brazil and at the Chile Naval War Academy. He was also instructor at the Annapolis Naval Academy in the USA. Prior to being a Commander of the Brazilian Navy, he held several important positions, being Chief of Staff of the Navy and Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet.
Roberto da Cunha Castello BrancoElected by the Controlling Shareholder
Roberto Castello Branco holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, with a doctorate from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EPGE) and a postdoctoral degree from University of Chicago. He participated in executive training programs at Sloan School of Management (MIT) and International Institute for Management Development (IMD). He is affiliated professor at EPGE (FGV), also acting as director at Centro de Estudos em Crescimento e Desenvolvimento Econômico in this institution. He was a director at Vale S.A., Banco Central do Brasil, Banco Boavista, Banco Boavista Investimentos and Banco InterAtlântico. He was a member of Petrobras´ Board of Directors between May 2015 and April 2016, GRU Airport and Invepar, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of ABRASCA, Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (RJ) and a member of the Board of Directors of IBEF and Board of Curators of FGV. He was president of the Instituto Brasileiro de Relações com Investidores, executive president of IBMEC and vice president of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. He has published articles in academic journals and widely circulated newspapers and has lectured at conferences held in Brazil and abroad (USA, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney). Author of the book ” Crescimento acelerado e o mercado de trabalho: a experiência Brasileira” (Accelerated growth and the labor market: the Brazilian experience).
João Cox NetoElected by the Controlling Shareholder
João Cox Neto is an economist with a major in petrochemical economics from the University of Oxford, UK. He has a solid career as an executive, having been CEO of Telemig Celular and CEO of Claro, among other prominent positions. Cox has extensive experience as a member of the Board of Directors of several companies, such as Tim Brasil, where he is Chairman of the Board, Tim Participações, Embraer, Linx and Braskem.
Danilo Ferreira da SilvaElected by Employees
Danilo Ferreira da Silva holds a degree in Social and Legal Sciences (Law) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (“PUC”) – Campinas, an MBA in Financial Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (“FGV”), with extension by Ohio University, and a Global Executive MBA from the University Institute of Lisbon in partnership with FGV. He currently attends a degree in Pedagogy at Univesp. He joined Petrobras in 2003 as a maintenance technician at Refinaria de Paulínea (Replan), where he accompanied the implementation of large industrial projects. At Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social (Petros), he served as a Deliberative Counselor (2011- 2012), Advisor to the Presidency (2013-2015) and Chief Financial Officer (2015-2016). He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the following institutions: Fras – Le (2014- 2015), Invepar (2015-2016), Iguatemi Shopping Centers (2016-2018), Totvs (2015-2017). He is currently working in engineering area and operational technical support at Replan, a Petrobras refinery.
Maria Cláudia GuimarãesElected by the Controlling Shareholder
Mrs. Maria Cláudia Guimarães has a solid career in the financial market, where she has been working for 33 years. She was Executive Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, ING Bank N.V. and Bank Boston, leading Oil & Gas, Mining, Steel and Energy sectors. Nowadays, she is a Partner at KPC Consultoria Financeira focused on asset management. Recently, she was an Advisor at Constellation Oil Services in Luxembourg. She has extensive experience in corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and project finance. Throughout his career, she has related to Petrobras and its subsidiaries in Brazil and abroad, by financing projects for the development of the Campos Basin and the Santos Basin, issuing shares and bonds, developing treasury and cash management products, and advising on disinvestment in the offshore area, having also coordinated courses on Mergers, Acquisitions and Capital Markets at Petrobras University. Ms. Maria Cláudia has a degree in Production Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with an Executive MBA from COPPEAD (UFRJ). Independent Board Member according to the criteria defined in Article 36, paragraph 1 of Decree 8,945/2016 and in the Corporate Governance Level 2 Listing Regulations.
Marcelo Mesquita de Siqueira FilhoElected by Minority Ordinary Shareholders
Marcelo Mesquita de Siqueira Filho has 27 years of experience in the Brazilian stock market. He is a founding partner of Leblon Equities, a fund management company focused on Brazilian stocks, created in 2008, and co-manager of equity and private equity funds. He has previously worked for 10 years at UBS Pactual (1998-2008) and 7 years at Banco Garantia (1991-1998). At UBS Pactual, he was co-responsible for the Capital Markets area (07-08), co-responsible for the equity area (05-07), responsible for the Business Analysis and Strategist area (98-06). At Banco Garantia, he was a commodities company analyst (91-97) and Investment Banker (97-98). Since 1995 Marcelo has been considered by investors as one of the main Brazilian analysts according to several researches made by the Institutional Investor magazine. He was ranked “# 1 Brazil Analyst” in 2003-2006 (#3 in 2002, #2 in 2001 and #3 in 2000). Marcelo was also voted “# 1 Stocks Strategist in Brazil” by the “Institutional Investor Magazine Brazil Survey” in 2005, 2004 and 2003. Marcelo is 48 years old, holds a B.A. in Economics from PUC-RJ, in French Studies from the University of Nancy II and OPM from Harvard. Marcelo is a member of the Board of Directors of Petrobras (where he also chairs the Minority Committee/COMIN and is a member of the Financial Committee/COFIN and the Communication and Social Responsibility Committee/CCRS), BR Home Centers and Tamboro. He has a CPA-20 certification.
Nivio ZivianiElected by the Controlling Shareholder
Nivio Ziviani has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Federal University of Minas Gerais (1971), a master’s degree in Computing from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (1976) and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Waterloo University, Canada (1982). He is a specialist in information technology and an outstanding professor and entrepreneur. Professor Emeritus of the Computer Science Department of the Federal University of Minas Gerais since 2005 and member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 2007, Nivio Ziviani has been awarded, throughout his career, several prizes and honors, among them the National Order of Scientific Merit, in the Commander (2007) and Grand Cross (2018) classes. Professor Nivio Ziviani is the author of the book Projeto de Algoritmos and co-author in over 180 scientific articles in the fields of algorithms, information recovery, artificial intelligence and related areas. As an entrepreneur, he is the founder of several companies based on the knowledge produced in the University, such as Kunumi (2016), Neemu (2010), Akwan (2000) and Miner (1998).
Sonia Julia Sulzbeck VillalobosElected by Preferred Shareholders
Sonia Julia Sulzbeck Villalobos has 33 years of experience in the Brazilian stock market, being the first in South America to receive the CFA accreditation in 1994. Sonia worked from 1985- 1987 in the DTVM Team, and from 1987-1989 at Banco Iochpe as an investment analyst. From 1989-1996 at Banco Garantia as Head of the Investment Analysis Department, when she was voted best analyst in Brazil by the Institutional Investor Magazine in 1992, 1993 and 1994. She worked from 1996-2002 at Bassini, Playfair & Associates as Private Equity Officer in Brazil, Chile and Argentina. From 2005-2011 at Larrain Vial as fund manager. From 2012-2016 at Lanin Partners as founding partner and equity fund manager in Latin American. Since 2016 she has been a professor at Insper in the Lato Sensu postgraduate course, in asset management and financial statement analysis subjects. As of May 2016, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Telefônica do Brasil, elected by the preferred shareholders. As of May 2018, she has been a member of the Board of Directors and the Statutory Audit Committee of Petrobras, and as of August 2018 she has been a Member of the Board of Directors of LATAM Airlines Group S.A. In the past, she was a member of the Board of Directors of TAM Linhas Aéreas, Método Engenharia (Brazil), Tricolor Pinturas and Fanaloza/Briggs (Chile), Milkaut and Banco Hipotecario (Argentina). Sonia has a B.A. in Public Administration from EAESP-FGV and a master’s degree in Business Administration specialized in finance from the same EAESP-FGV.
Walter Mendes de Oliveira FilhoElected by the Controlling Shareholder
Mr. Walter Mendes de Oliveira Filho holds a degree in Economics from USP and post-graduation degree from PUC-SP, with most of his professional career in positions related to investment management, such as: Head of Investment Research at Unibanco; Head of Schroder Investment Management Brazil and Latin America Executive Officer at Schroder Investment Management Plc.; Equities Superintendent at Banco ltaú; Managing Partner of Cultinvest Asset Management and Executive Officer of the Acquisitions and Mergers Committee. In 2016, he was appointed CEO of Petros – Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social and in 2018 he took over his current position as chairman of Funcesp – Fundação CESP. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Petrobras, elected by the minority shareholders, where he headed the Statutory Audit Committee. He also held the position of Member of the Board of Directors at ltausa, lnvepar and Santa Helena. He was CEO at AMEC – Capital Market Investors Association, where he currently chairs the Deliberative Board. He was Chairman of APIMEC Investment Analysts Supervisory Committee. He is currently member of the Board of the Acquisitions and Mergers Committee and of the Deliberative Board of ABRAPP – Brazilian Association of Closed Entities of Complementary Pension Plans.
Consists of five members with a one-year term, with reelection allowed. One of whom is appointed by minority shareholders, one by preferred shareholders and three by the Federal Government, which includes an appointment by the Finance Minister, as a representative of the Treasury.
Agnes Maria de Aragão da CostaElected by the Union | Alternate Member
Ms. Agnes Maria de Aragão da Costa is Head of the Special Advisory on Regulatory Matters, with special emphasis on Energy and Mining Economies. She has been working for the MME for 14 years, formulating public policy recommendations and monitoring the results of these policies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a master’s degree in Energy by the University of São Paulo (USP). She has a civil servant career as Public Policies and Governmental Management Specialist. She has been a member of the Audit Committee of Eletrobras since 2015, and President since 2017. She has been a substitute member of Petrobras’ Fiscal Council since 2015. She was a member of the Board of Directors of CEAL and CEPISA.
Aloísio Macário Ferreira de SouzaElected by the Preferred Share Minority Shareholders | Alternate Member
Mr. Aloísio Macário Ferreira de Souza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Sciences. He holds an MBA in Business and Investment Management by the Corporate University of CITIBANK – USA; MBA in Business Assessment – FUNCEFET; and an MBA in Complementary Social Security – Coppead / UFRJ. He is a member of the Fiscal Council and the Board of Directors of IBGC – Instituto Brasileiro de Governança Corporativa. He was Vice President of Human Resources and Information Technology at USIMINAS; Coordinator of the IBGC Rio Chapter; Manager of Corporate Governance and Minority Holdings of PREVI; Manager of BB-DTVM Asset Analysis and Valuation Division; Advisor in the International Area of BANCO DO BRASIL; Board of Directors of USIMINAS and CPFL Energia; Member of the Fiscal Council of ETERNIT, ELETROBRAS, CELESC and AMBEV. He is currently a Member of the Fiscal Council of USIMINAS, and member of the Statutory Audit Committee of CELESC.
Daniel Alves FerreiraElected by the Preferred Share Minority Shareholders | Holder Member
Mr. Daniel Alves Ferreira is associate lawyer at the Alves Ferreira and Mesquita Law Firm since 04/2018. Partner lawyer of the MPAE Office, having worked in the areas of Mass Litigation and Capital Markets. He has been a member of Petrobras’ Fiscal Council since April 2018. He was a member of the Board of Directors (2016-2018) and the Corporate Governance Committee (2018) of CEMIG. He participated in the Conference on Civil Procedural Law by the Institute of Lawyers of São Paulo (IASP), Aspects of Reform of the Code of Civil Procedure, Stable Union, Amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure, all by the IASP.
Eduardo Cesar PasaElected by the Union | Holder Member
Mr. Eduardo César Pasa is an accountant. He has a Master’s degree in Accounting by the USP – Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade (FEA), in 2003; he graduated in Accounting Sciences at the UniCEUB – Brasília, in 1995, with Lato Sensu Specialization in Accounting Sciences by FGV – School of Economics (EPGE), in 1997. He is currently Senior Manager/General Accountant at Banco do Brasil. He was General Manager/General Accountant at Banco do Brasil between March 2009 and April 2015. He was also the Executive Manager of the Bank’s Accounting Unit between June 2007 and March 2009. Member of the Fiscal Council of the following institutions: Febraban, Sindicato dos Bancos, Fenaban and IBCB, since September 2009; and Vale S.A., since April 2017, and Brasilprev (Alternate), since April 2017. He participated in the Controlling Committee of Vale S.A. from 2014 to 2017. He was member of the Board of Directors of CTX Participações from 2008 to 2010. He was member of the Fiscal Council of the following institutions: Eletrobras – 2015 a 2017; BB Tecnologia e Serviços – 2008 to 2015; Banco Votorantim – 2009 to 2015; Caixa de Assistência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil S.A. – CASSI – 2010 to 2014; Previ – 2006 to 2010; BB Turismo – 2002 to 2008; Cateno – 2016 to 2017; Conselho Deliberativo Previ – 2010 to 2018.
Gildenora Batista Dantas MilhomemElected by the Union | Alternate Member
Ms. Gildenora Batista Dantas Milhomem has been a Federal Auditor of Finance and Control of the National Treasury Department since February 8, 1994. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1988, with a Postgraduate Degree in Public Administration – CIPAD, level of specialization – EBAPE / Fundação Getúlio Vargas, completed in 2007. Deputy Secretary of Public Accounting – NATIONAL TREASURY DEPARTMENT, from June 03, 2015 to the present date. Member of the Advising Group of Brazilian Accounting Standards Technical of the Public Sector (GA NBC TSP), of the Federal Accounting Council, as representative of the National Treasury Department, from 2015 to the present date; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Assefaz Foundation (2016 to 2019); Member of the Fiscal Council of the Asset Management Company – EMGEA, as representative of the National Treasury Department (20 15 to 20 17); Member of the Fiscal Council of the Brazilian Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration S.A. – PréSal Petróleo S.A. – PPSA, as representative of the National Treasury Department (2015 to 2018).
Jairez Elói de Sousa PaulistaElected by the Union | Alternate Member
Mr. Jairez Elói de Sousa Paulista is Business Administrator; Systems Analyst; Specialist in Human Resources Development and Master in Public and Business Management, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV. He has a degree in Executive Development by IDORT/SP; in addition to several training courses in various areas of General Administration such as organization, systems and methods, administrative modernization, strategic planning, financial and budgetary administration, logistics, people management, project management, ethics management, general ombudsman, controls administrative and conflict of interests, and quality management, among others. He is currently General Coordinator of Strategic Planning, Supervision and Management Evaluation of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. He has over 30 years of public management services – in the MME alone for more than 26 years – and has, over that time, held several positions of advising and managing intermediate and higher levels of coordination, supervision and direction in all segments of activities, such as: Coordinator of Management areas; General Coordinator of Human Resources; Deputy Secretary for Administrative Affairs; Deputy Secretary of Planning, Budget and Administration; Advisor to the Minister of State; as well as a member of Fiscal Council – both effective and deputy – of State Companies.
José Franco Medeiros de MoraisElected by the Union | Holder Member
Mr. José Franco Medeiros de Morais is an economist. He is currently the National Treasury’s Undersecretary of Public Debt. He was a Consultant in Public Debt Management, Capital Markets and Fiscal Risks of the World Bank and the IMF between the years of 2008 and 2015. He holds a degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate in economics by the University of Brasília. He was Professor of Economics and Finance at the IBMEC-DF, FGVDF, ESAF-DF, Faculdades Integradas do Planalto Central. José Franco was a member of the fiscal councils of the following companies: Engepron (2006 to 2008), BB BI (2012 to 2014), BB Administradora de Cartões (2008 to 2012), BB DTVM (2014 to 2017), TERRACAP (2016 to 2017) e BNDESPar (2017 to 2018).
Marcelo Gasparino da SilvaElected by the Common Share Minority Shareholders | Holder Member
Mr. Marcelo Gasparino da Silva is Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Board of Directors and Fiscal Council, coordinator and member of committees of finance, auditing, risks, legal, compliance and related parties in publicly-held companies. He is a Lawyer Specialist in Corporate Tax Administration by ESAG and MBA in Controlling, Auditing and Finance (attending). He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ETERNIT (2017-2019), Member of the Board of Directors of CEMIG (2016-2019), CELESC (2018-2019) and KEPLER WEBER (2017-2019), and member of the Fiscal Council of BRASKEM (2018-2019). He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Usiminas (2015-2016) and a member of the board of directors of Bradespar (2015-2016), Battistella (2016-2017), Celesc (2011-2014), Eletrobras (2012-2014 and 2016), Tecnisa (2012-2014) and Vale (2016-2017), in addition to Usiminas itself (2012-2016). He was member of the Fiscal Council of Bradespar (2014-2015), AES Eletropaulo (2012-2013), AES Tietê (2013-2014), and Eletrobras (2014-2015). He was Chairman of the Stakeholders Committee and member of the Audit Committee of Eletropaulo(2017-2018), and member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of CEMIG (2017-2018). He was Coordinator of the Legal and Compliance Committee of ETERNIT (2015-2017), Eletrobras’ Audit Committee (2013-2014 and 2016), and Celesc’s Legal and Audit Committee (2012-2014). He began his executive career as Legal and Institutional Director of CELESC (2007-2009). He participates in the CEO Program FGV2016 (IBE / FGV / IDE). He attended the Executive Program on Mergers and Acquisitions at London Business School, and attended specific courses in the financial and strategic areas at the IOD-Institute of Directors in London. He is co-founder and Coordinator of the Santa Catarina Chapter, Certified Board of Administration Member, and has a set at the IBGC Board of Directors. He is a member of the AMEC’s Technical Committee and the IBGC’s Legal Committee and Mixed Economy Companies Committee. He lectures on Board of Directors at the Corporate Governance Course of the ENA Brazil Government School Foundation. He has solid training in Corporate Governance, and experience in boards of directors and fiscal councils. He has helped IBGC and to AMEC with preparing the Brazilian Corporate Governance Code – “CBGC,” and with implementing it as a working tool in all companies in which he works, particularly regarding the “APPLY OR EXPLAIN” model, a system that recognizes the practice of corporate governance is a journey and should not be translated into a rigid model of regulation that applies equally to all companies. In March 2018, he attended the IIC Spring Conference organized by the Council of Institutional Investors, Whashington/USA, and spoke to The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance on the topic Corporate Governance in Brazil: the impetus for reform” in New York/USA.
Marisete Fátima Dadald PereiraElected by the Union | Holder Member
Ms. Marisete Fátima Dadald Pereira has been a member of Petrobras’ Fiscal Council since 2011, and currently holds the position of Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, a governmental entity, since August 2006, where she has held the position of head of Special Advisory on Economic Affairs from August 2006 until December 2018 and special adviser to the Minister of Mines and Energy from August 2005 to July 2006. Her main professional experiences include: (i) Superintendent of the Economic and Financial Department of Eletrosul Centrais Elétricas SA from 1987 to 2005; and (ii) Accounting and Tax Specialist of the David Rafael Blochtein Accounting and Fiscal Advisory, an accounting advisory company, from 1973 to 1987. She has a degree in accounting by the Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, and a post-graduate degree in Accounting by the University of Vale do Itajaí; in a post-graduate degree in Auditing and Economic Sciences by the Federal University of Santa Catarina. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Eletrobras, Eletronorte, from May 2016 to April 2018.
Patricia Valente StierliElected by the Common Share Minority Shareholders | Alternate Member
Ms. Patrícia Valente Stierli is an Administrative and Tax Advisor certified by the IBGC; administrator of third-party resources with the CVM and ANBIMA (until December 2017); member of the Finance Committee IBGC; member of the Fiscal Council Eletrobras-Centrais Elétricas S.A. (2017 to 2019). Member of the Board of Directors of PPE Fios Esmaltados S.A. (2018 to 2019). Member of the Fiscal Council of Sociedade Beneficiente de Senhoras – Hospital Sírio Libanês (2018 to 2021). Substitute member of the Fiscal Council of Centro de Integração Empresa Escola CIEE (2018 to 2019). Member of the Fiscal Council of Bardella S.A. Indústrias Mecânicas (2015,2016 and 2017 to October 2018). Member of the Board of Directors of Pettenati S.A. Indústria Têxtil (2015). Substitute Member of the Fiscal Council of Dohler S.A. (2017 to 2018). Four years of experience as Director of Administration and Fiscal in publicly traded companies, representing minority shareholders. Thirteen years of experience in the area of third-party resources management, being six years as Statutory Officer, acting in the management and destined to institutional and retail clients. Manager of the Sinergia funds, focused on unlocking the value through intense corporate governance work, including nominating members to the Board of Directors and Fiscal Council of the investees. Eight years of experience as Financial Administrative Director, being 3 years with Statutory Director, responsible for accounting, fiscal, budget, treasury and human resources. Experience in structuring financial transactions with credit rights, issuance of debentures, public offering and mergers and acquisitions. Representative of the Funds Management Area of Banco Fator with the Brazilian Central Bank and Securities and Exchange Commission until July 2015. Member of the ANBIMA Stock Committee until July 2015.
It comprises of a chairman and seven executive directors elected by the Board of Directors, with a term of up two years, with a maximum of three consecutive reelections permitted, and may be dismissed at any time. Among the members of the Executive Board, only the president is a member of the Board of Directors without, however, presiding over the body.
Roberto da Cunha Castello BrancoCEO
Roberto Castello Branco is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, with a doctorate from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EPGE) and a postdoctoral degree from University of Chicago. He participated in executive training programs at Sloan School of Management (MIT) and International Institute for Management Development (IMD). He is affiliated professor at EPGE (FGV), also acting as director at Centro de Estudos em Crescimento e Desenvolvimento Econômico in this institution. Previously, he was a director at Vale S.A., Banco Central do Brasil, Banco Boavista, Banco Boavista Investimentos and Banco InterAtlântico. He was a member of Petrobras´ Board of Directors between May 2015 and April 2016, GRU Airport and Invepar, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of ABRASCA, Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (RJ) and a member of the Board of Directors of IBEF and Board of Curators of FGV.
Andrea AlmeidaChief Financial and Investor Relations Officer
Andrea Almeida is Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer. Andrea is a Production Engineer, with an MBA in Finance from IBMEC-RJ and an MBA in management from USP, as well as management courses at the Wharton School of Finance and Sloan School of Management (MIT). Worked in Vale S.A. for 25 years with extensive experience in Corporate Finance, Global Treasury and Risk Management. She was CFO of Vale Canada in Toronto from 2015 to 2018, most recently holding the position of Global Treasury Executive Manager at Vale.
Anelise Quintão LaraChief Refining and Natural Gas Executive Officer
Anelise Lara holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, with a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the Federal University of Ouro Preto and a PhD. in Sciences de la Terre by the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in France. She holds an MBA in executive management from IBMEC and in advanced business management by COPPEAD. She has been with Petrobras for more than 30 years and has held several management positions in the areas of research, reservoir engineering and pre-salt project development. Since May 2016 she has held the position of Executive Manager of Acquisitions & Divestments. She chaired the Brazil Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), was a member of the Board of SPE International until 2017, and is currently a member of the IBP Diversity Committee, having participated in its creation in 2018.
Carlos Alberto Pereira de OliveiraChief Exploration and Production Executive Officer
Carlos Alberto Pereira de Oliveira is the Chief Exploration and Production Executive Officer. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering, and Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He holds a master’s degree in Finance and Investment Analysis from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Janeiro. He has been with Petrobras for 38 years and has held several executive positions in the Exploration and Production area linked to the senior management of the Petrobras System companies.
André Barreto ChiariniChief Logistics Officer
André Chiarini had been the Petrobras CEO´s advisor for logistics since November 2019. He was a founding partner and Chief Officer of Infra Partners Investimentos em Logística, has more than 20 years of a career in Logistics, working at the head of operations, planning, business development, and corporate functions, in several countries. In addition to founding 3 other companies, he was Chief Planning and Logistics Development Officer at Vale, Chief International of Shared Services Officer (based in Switzerland at Vale International), Chief Electronics and Consumer Goods Officer at TNT Logistics and Senior Associate at the Operations Competency Center at Booz & Co.
André is a chemical engineer by UFRJ and Master in Business Administration by COPPEAD/UFRJ, with interchange at the Master of International Management (MIM) of AGSIM/Thunderbird. He has participated in executive training programs at Sloan School of Management (MIT), IMD, Chicago Booth and University of Michigan Business School.
Marcelo Barbosa de Castro ZenknerChief Governance and Compliance Executive Officer
Marcelo Zenkner holds a BA. in Law from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora
(UFJF), specializing in Civil Procedural Law from the Catholic University of
Petrópolis (UCP), Master in Fundamental Constitutional Rights and Guarantees
from the School of Law of Vitória (FDV) and PhD. in Public Law, from the
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FDUNL). He worked as Public Prosecutor, member of the Prosecution Service of the State of Espírito Santo from 1997 to January 2019, where he held multiple roles in the fight against corruption and organized crime. Up until April 2016, he held the position of Secretary of State for Control and Transparency of the State of Espírito Santo, the first state in Brazil to create an administrative structure and to apply administrative sanctions based on the Corporate Anti-Corruption Law and awarded by the Office of Comptroller General with first place in compliance with the access to Information Law (2015) and by the Federal Prosecution Service with first place in the ranking of the best transparency websites in Brazil (2015). From February 2019 to August 2019, he held the position of CEO Consultant and member of the Petrobras Disciplinary Actions Committee, an internal body of the company’s Integrity System and directly linked to the Board of Directors. Since September 2019, he has held the position of Chief Governance and Compliance Officer of Petrobras. Marcelo Zenkner is an associate professor at the Vitória Law School (FDV), in addition to performing academic activities in other foreign and local institutions, including the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FDUNL) and the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), among others. He has published several books and received awards such as “Top of Mind 2016” – Public Authority by LEC – Legal, Ethics and Compliance.
Nicolás SimoneChief Digital Transformation and Innovation Executive Officer
Nicolás Simone is a Software and Systems Engineer from O.R.T University – Uruguay, with extensive international experience and knowledge of information technology, digital transformation, cyber security, AI, omnichannel, CRM, innovation, sales, logistics, process reengineering, large projects, shared services center (SSC) and industry 4.0. He has led transformational global projects, M&A processes, implemented management systems such as SAP/ERP, outsourcing and off shoring models, sales systems, among others, always focusing on innovation and adding value to the business. He has held leadership positions in large companies such as Itaú-Unibanco, Lojas Renner, ABInBev and Grupo Boticário, with a strong business expertise in industry, consumer goods, retail and financial market segments. His focus is to act with empathy and systemic vision of the business to achieve results and exceed expectations with added value.
At the digital transformation front, he is very knowledgeable in transforming and connecting business and analog processes into digital according to the characteristics of each organization, implementing different methodologies to define and lead this cultural change in partnership with areas and business units.
With extensive experience and focus on innovation, he has transformed IT areas from a traditional to a bimodal format in order to add value to the business, structuring innovation labs with co-working areas and enabling partnerships with startups to incubate solutions using methodologies such as Design Thinking, Agile, Devops, and others to enhance end-user experience, adaptability, and interaction to reduce lead times. Throughout his career, he has published numerous articles, given lectures and interviews about the journey for digital transformation, innovation, ecosystem creation, and how to transform traditional IT into value-adding IT. His work has been recognized by several awards: CIO Executive Award in the Consumers Goods Category; CIO Executive Award in Retail; and in 2017 he published a paper that was a global case about how to transform the CIO and IT roles into Value Added entities strengthening the business collaboration.
Roberto Furian ArdenghyChief Institutional Relations Executive Officer
Roberto Ardenghy holds a B.A. in Law from the Federal University of Santa Maria and holds graduate degrees in International Relations and Diplomacy, from the Diplomatic Academy of Rio Branco Institute, and Economics of Oil and Gas, from COPPE at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Along his professional diplomatic career, he has held a number of positions in the Federal Government in Brasília, in the Civil Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic and in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Development, Industry and Trade, the Federal Administration Secretariat and the Brazilian Embassies in Washington and Buenos Aires. In the period from 2002 to 2007, worked as Chief of Staff, President of the Ethics Committee and Head of Downstream at the National Petroleum Agency – ANP. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Corporate Relations Manager at BG E&P Brasil. He was a member of the Upstream Committee of the Brazilian Petroleum Institute and Director of the American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro – AmCham Rio. Roberto Ardenghy was a deputy professor of International Law at the Cândido Mendes School, Ipanema Campus, and for the graduate courses in oil at the Brazilian Petroleum Institute and the COPPE-Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He returned to the Federal Government in 2012 and was transferred to Houston as Deputy Consul General and Head of the Department of Trade and Investments Promotion. He was also Honorary President of the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce (BRATECC) and Deputy Consul General at the Brazilian Consulate General in New York from May 2017 to January 2019. Since then, he has held the position of Chief of Staff of the CEO Office at Petrobras.
Rudimar Andreis LorenzattoChief Production Development Executive Officer
Rudimar Andreis Lorenzatto is the Chief Production Development Executive Officer. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Santa Maria in Rio Grande do Sul, and a MBA from Getúlio Vargas Foundation and other institutions abroad. He has been with Petrobras for more than 30 years, having held multiple management positions in well construction, production operations and subsea systems areas.
Board of Directors Committees
The Board of Directors will have 6 (six) Advisory Committees, with specific duties of analysis and recommendation on certain matters, directly linked to the Board: Investment Committee; Audit Committee; Audit Committee of the Petrobras Conglomerate of Companies; Committee on Health, Safety and Environmental Committee; People and Minority Committees. The purpose of these committees is to advise the Board in the fulfillment of its responsibilities of guidance and superior management of the Company.
Statutory Technical Committee
The Executive Board will rely on the Statutory Technical Committee on Acquisitions & Divestments for advice.
Executive Board members will rely on seven (7) advising technical committees composed of executive managers, whose specific duties are to analyze and issue recommendations on specific subjects:
- Statutory Technical Committee on Corporate Affairs
- Statutory Technical Committee on Production & Technology Development
- Statutory Technical Committee on Strategy, Organization & Management System
- Statutory Technical Committee on Exploration & Production
- Statutory Technical Committee on Finance and Investor Relations
- Statutory Technical Committee on Governance and Compliance
- Statutory Technical Committee on Refining & Natural Gas
Statutory Technical Committee composition and operating rules will be governed by statutes to be approved by the Board of Directors.
Deliberative and Advisory Committees
The Executive Board may create committees with delegated powers that are subordinated either to this body or directly to one of its members. Committees may be deliberative or advisory in nature, and their purpose is to assist the Executive Board in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities. Those committees are composed of managers from different areas within the company, to ensure a multidisciplinary perspective in the analyses and discussions of topics as well as in the decision-making process. Committee composition and operating rules will be governed by statutes to be approved by the Executive Board and submitted to the Board of Directors.
Deliberative and advisory committees may constitute commissions and work groups with primarily tactic and operating activities, to support them in the performance of their duties.