Petrobras on the Appointment of Board Members by the Federal Government

Source Press Release
Company Petrobras (IFRS US$ Current) 
Tags Strategy - Corporate, People
Date March 08, 2021

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras informs that received official letters from the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Economy with six nominations for the next Extraordinary General Meeting, to exercise the position of the company’s Board of Directors members:

1- Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira – Chairman of the Board 2- Joaquim Silva e Luna

3-      Ruy Flaks Schneider

4-      Márcio Andrade Weber

5-      Murilo Marroquim de Souza

6-      Sonia Julia Sulzbeck Villalobos (appointed by the Ministry of Economy, pursuant to the sole paragraph of article 31 of Law 13,844/2019)

The Federal Government can still make two more nominations of members to the company's Board of Directors.

Eduardo Leal Ferreira is currently the Chairman of Petrobras’ Board of Directors. He is Reserve Fleet Admiral and was Commander of the Brazilian Navy until January 2019, having therefore reached the top of his career. In addition to the Naval School, Eduardo Leal Ferreira took postgraduate courses at the Brazilian Naval War College and at the Chilean Naval War Academy. Among the positions he held it is worth mentioning the Captain of the Ports of Rio de Janeiro and Director of Ports and Coasts, when he had the opportunity to deepen connections with the offshore activities related to the oil industry. He was also Commander of the Naval School, of the War College, and Commander-in-Chief of the Brazilian Fleet. Abroad, he served in Chile and was an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Joaquim Silva e Luna is currently the Brazilian General Director of Itaipu Binacional. He is a reserve Army General and served in the Ministry of Defense from March 2014 to January 2019, as General Secretary of the Ministry and as Minister of Defense. In addition to the Military Academy of Agulhas Negras, where he graduated in Military Engineering, Joaquim Silva e Luna holds a PhD in Military Sciences, a master degree in Military Operations, post-graduation in Projects and Systems Analysis from the University of Brasilia and in Army Policy, Strategy and Senior Management, Communications Officer course held at the School of Communications and Jungle Warfare training held at the Jungle Warfare Instruction Center. During his 45 years of service to the Army, 12 of them were as active duty General Officer: as Brigade General he was Commander of the 16th Jungle Infantry Brigade, in Tefé-Amazon and Patrimony Director, in Brasilia; as Division General, he was Chief of Staff of the Army Commander, in Brasília; and as Army General he was Chief of Staff of the Brazilian Army, in Brasilia. He was a Board member of Amazônia Azul Tecnologia de Defesa S.A. (AMAZUL) for three years. Abroad he was a member of the Brazilian Military Mission of Instruction and Engineering Advisor in the Republic of Paraguay as an instructor at undergraduate, graduate and PhD schools; and Defense Attaché of the Navy, Army and Air Force in the State of Israel.

Ruy Schneider is an industrial mechanical and production engineer graduated from PUC-RIO as well as a Master of Sciences in Engineering Economy from Stanford University. Navy reserve officer, he attended the Brazilian Superior War College. He founded the Industrial Engineering Department at PUC-RIO, becoming its first director and establishing the first master’s program in Industrial Engineering in Brazil. With several published articles, he works as a speaker, in Brazil and abroad. He has accumulated vast experience, both as an executive and as a member of the Board of Directors and Fiscal Council of large companies, including Xerox do Brasil S.A., Banco Brascan de Investimento S.A., Banco de Montreal S.A.-MontrealBank, Grupo Multiplan and INB Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil. Mr. Ruy Schneider served as a member of the Central Bank’s capital market advisory Board, participating in advising on the preparation of the external debt conversion program. He is Chairman of the Eletrobrás Board of Directors and of the Brazilian Naval Reserve League. Creator of the first multi-sponsored pension fund and introducer of Defined Contribution funds in Brazil.

Márcio Andrade Weber is a civil engineer with a degree from UFRGS, specialized in petroleum engineering by Petrobras. He joined Petrobras in 1976 where he worked for 16 years, having been one of the pioneers in the development of the Campos Basin, and then held several managerial and directive positions among which are activities abroad, in the international area of Petrobras, in Trinidad, Libya and Norway. He was a member of the Board of Petrobras International Services (Braspetro) and Director of Petroserv S.A., developing the company's participation in E&P activities, support navigation and drilling rigs for deepwater. As CEO of BOS Navegação (a JV between Petroserv and two foreign companies) he was responsible for the construction of 4 support tugboats in Brazilian shipyards. In parallel, as Director of Petroserv he participated in the construction and operation of 4 deepwater drilling rigs, units that among his clients are Shell and ENI (Indonesia). He is currently advising the PMI group that operates these units.

Murilo Marroquim de Souza has a degree in geology from the Federal University of Pernambuco and a master's degree in geophysics from the University of Houston, Texas, USA. He has worked in the petroleum industry for 47 years, having performed activities in more than 20 countries in America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He worked at Petrobras from 1971 to 1994, where he held several managerial positions in the exploration and production area, and was Director of Brasoil UK, in London, with exploration activities in the North Sea and other Basins. He was General Manager for IBM's Oil Industry Solutions Unit in Latin America. He worked as a consultant, working for ANP in several projects, and at  Ipiranga as an Advisor for Exploration and Production. From 2001 to 2011 was CEO of Devon Energy do Brasil (Ocean Energy) and since 2011 is CEO of Visla Consultoria de Petróleo, a consulting firm focused on special projects for the energy industry.

Sonia Julia Sulzbeck Villalobos holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration and a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in finance, both from the São Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP). Sonia Villalobos has more than 30 years of experience in the Brazilian stock market and in 1994 became the first person from South America to receive the CFA charter. Sonia Villalobos worked from 1985 to 1987 at Equipe DTVM, and from 1987 to 1989 at Banco Iochpe as an investment analyst. From 1989 to 1996, she worked at Banco Garantia as the head of the investment analysis department, where she was elected best analyst in Brazil by Institutional Investor Magazine in 1992, 1993 and 1994. She worked for Bassini, Playfair & Associates from 1996 to 2002 and was responsible for private equity in Brazil, Chile and Argentina. From 2005 to 2011, she worked for Larrain Vial as an asset manager. From 2012 to 2016, Sonia Villalobos worked as a founding partner and equity fund manager in Latin America for Lanin Partners. Since 2016, she has been a professor at Insper for post-graduate students in disciplines related to asset management and financial statement analysis. Sonia Villalobos has been a member of the Board of Directors of Telefônica do Brasil and of LATAM Airlines Group S.A. She has also served as member of the Board of Directors for TAM Linhas Aéreas, Método Engenharia (Brasil), Tricolor Pinturas e Fanaloza/Briggs (Chile), Milkaut and Banco Hipotecario (Argentina). She was a member of Petrobras’ Board of Directors from May 2018 until July 2020 elected by the preferred shareholders.

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