Management

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

The Executive Office shall manage Company’s business in compliance with the mission, objectives, strategies, and guidelines assigned by the Board of Directors.

Rafael Salvador Grisolia CEO
Is a Production Engineer, holding an MBA from Coppead/UFRJ. Has a 30 year extensive career experience having worked at the financial department of Esso – an affiliate of ExxonMobil Corp. and at Cosan Combustíveis e Lubrificantes S.A. He also held the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Investor Relations Officer (IRO) at Cremer S.A., CFO at Grupo Trigo SA, CFO and IRO of Inbrands SA. In August 28, 2017, Rafael assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer at Petrobras Distribuidora S.A., where he remained until June 26, 2018, when he was also invited to take on the CFO and IRO position at Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.
Flavio Coelho Dantas Chief Commercial, Retail and Market Inteligence Officer
Has 26 years of executive experience in large companies and has developed a great part of his professional career in Ipiranga, where he held management positions and served as Commercial Executive Officer, between the 2011 and 2015. After serving as Senior Advisor for the Oil & Gas industry at Accenture Brasil, he held the position of Executive Director of FIRJAN between 2017 and 2019.
Marcelo Fernandes Bragança Chief Operating, Logistics and Sourcing Officer
Has a bachelor’s degree as mechanical engineer from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), with a post-graduate degree in Maintenance Engineering and an MBA in Business Logistics. He has been in BR since 1998 and has held other executive positions at the company, including DIOL and DRPV, the last one occupied by him since 2017.
Marcelo Cruz Lopes Chief B2B Officer
With a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), an Executive MBA from the Dom Cabral Foundation and a Post-MBA in Negotiation and Leadership at the Kellogg Scholl of Management (Northwestern University), Marcelo has 17 years of professional experience, with passages by ONS (National Operator of the Electric System) and Petrobras, where, since 2005, he has held various leadership and management functions, such as the executive manager of Gas and Energy, his last position.
André Corrêa Natal Chief Financial, Procurement and Investor Rrelations Officer
Production Engineer with emphasis in Petroleum Engineering by UFRJ, he holds a Master’s degree in Administration from COPPEAD/UFRJ and an MBA in Finance from the same institution, as well as Extensions at Downstream – The Oxford-Princeton Program. André has 17 years of professional experience, having held executive and financial positions in the Oil and Gas sector, in industries, consultancies, investment bank and private equity fund manager, in institutions such as Petrobras, Credit Suisse and Opportunity.
Henry Daniel Hadid Chief Legal, Audit and Compliance Officer
Graduated in Law in 1997, at Estácio de Sá University, with postgraduate degree in Oil Law from Candido Mandes University and MBA in Business Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Admitted to BR in 2001, having previously held the role of Outsourced Process Coordinator, Credit Recovery Legal Manager, Planning and Management Legal Manager and Legal Executive Manager.
Aspen Ricardo Andersen da Silva IT and Digital Director
Graduated in Mechanical Engineer at UFRJ, with a MBA in Business Management from Ibmec and Post-MBA in Digital Business and Executive Training in Open Innovation from FGV, Radical Innovation, Digital Transformation and Corporate Innovation from MIT and Leadership and Exponential Technologies Program from Singularity University. Aspen has been working at BR since 2003, having held various managerial roles at BR and Petrobras, such as business development, planning and technology.
Leonardo de Castro Burgos Business Development and Marketing Director
Graduated in Business Administration at Unifacs in Bahia and Executive MBA from Business School SP (BSP) with extension from the University of Toronto, has over 25 years of experience, having worked in companies such as Ambev, Gillette, Brex America (Miami-USA), Diageo and Dunnhumby, occupying several senior positions in the Commercial, Marketing, Trade Marketing and Business Development areas. Join BR in August 2018 where lead the Retail, Loyalty and Innovation Business area.
Selma Rocha Fernandes Chief People and Management Officer
Graduated in Pedagogy, with Executive MBA from COPPEAD, has over 25 years of experience in HR. For the past 15 years, she has served as Director of Human Resources at Globo Publishing Company (Grupo Globo), Dentsply / Sirona Latin America and Coca-Cola Recife, as well as HR executive positions at Oi Telecomunicações and AGA-Linde.

FISCAL COUNCIL

The Fiscal Council is composed of five members, three serving and two alternate. Click on the name to see the resume.

Bruno Passos da Silva Melo Oversight Board (Serving)
Graduate in Accounting Sciences – Federal University of RJ – UFRJ (1999), witch MBA in Accounting Management – FIPECAFI/USP (2006). Bruno it has 17 years professional experience in Accounting, 12 of which have been spent in management. Has focused on Corporate and Management Accounting, with experience in the drafting of information for the evaluation and performance process. Has acted as General Accounting Manager for Subsidiaries and Affiliate Companies (since September 2014), Manager of Corporate Information (September 2012 to September 2014) and Manager of the Accounting and Corporate Segmentation (March 2006 to September 2012) at Petrobrás.
Full Member of the Oversight Board of Petrobras Distribuidora S.A – since 2016; of MSGÁS – 2015; of Petrobras Biocombustível S.A. – 2013 to 2014; of Fundação Petros – 2010 to 2013; Petroquímica União S.A – PQU – 2007 to 2009; and Cia. de Gás do Maranhão – GASMAR – 2006 to 2007.
Eduardo Damázio da Silva Rezende Member of the Oversight Board (Alternate to Director Bruno Passos)
Graduate in Accounting Sciences from the Gama Filho University, in 1995; Post-Graduate in Teacher Training for higher education, in 1998, and an MBA in Accounting Management from USP/FIPECAFI, in 2011. He has 14 years professional experience in accounting in the financial area. Has focused on financial implementation and on equity and budgets. Has worked as Coordinator of Costing Activities for Production (2006 to 2008), Coordinator of accounting processes for bio-fuel businesses (2008 to 2012), Sector Manager for bio-fuel businesses (2012 to 2016). Holds the position of sector manager for supply and bio-fuels (2016 to 2017). Since 2017, he has performed the role of Financial Administrative Executive Manager at Petros – Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social.
João Verner Juenemann Oversight Board Member (Serving)
Is currently involved with the Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A. (2003/2010 – 2015/2019), where he is a member of the Board of Directors (04/30/2003-2010 and since 04/30/2015), has held the position of Coordinator of the Audit Committee (2004-2008 and since 2015) and is a member of the Eligibility and Remuneration Committee (since 2016). Is also a member of the Oversight Board at Klabin S.A., in the pulp and forestry activities sector, since 03/08/2017. Has also acted as a member of the Audit Committee, being elected by minority shareholders, of Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo S.A., a position he held from 9/5/2017 to 12/27/2017, due to the requirement by the Board of Directors that the Audit Committee be composed solely of members of the Board of Directors. He has also held positions at Forjas Taurus S.A. (arms industry) as a member of the Board of Directors (4/27/2014 to 3/3/2017) and Coordinator of the Audit and Risk Committee (7/17/2014 to 3/3/2017). He also participates at Tupy S.A. (iron metal sector), where he is Coordinator of the Audit and Risks Committee (7/2/2009, reelected successively until June 2019), having been elected by minority shareholders). He also operates at Dimed S.A. Distribuidora de Medicamentos, where he was elected by minority shareholders as a full member of the Oversight Board (4/30/2009-04/28/2016) and is Coordinator of the non-statutory Audit Committee – also elected by minority shareholders – (since August 2016, with a mandate running through until March, 2020). He also plays a role at TIM Participações S.A. (telecommunications sector), where he was elected by minority shareholders as an alternate member of the Oversight Board, and has served since 4/11/2018. He also takes part in Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores (publishing sector), where he is a full member of the Oversight Board, having been elected by minority shareholders on 4/29/2014, and has been Chairperson of this same Board, again elected by minority shareholders, since 5/12/2017. He has also played a part in the running of Sonae Sierra Brasil S.A. (supermarkets sector), where he was a full member of the Oversight Board from 4/30/2013 to 4/29/2016. He has also been involved in Plascar Participações Industriais S.A. (automotive sector) where he was a full member of the Oversight Board, having been elected by minority shareholders (4/30/2013-4/29/2016). He also operated at Banco Indusval S.A., where he was a full member of the Oversight Board, having been elected by minority shareholders (4/24/2012-4/24/2015). He has also been involved in the running of Electro Aço Altona S.A. (metalworks sector),where he was a full member of the Oversight Board, having been elected by minority shareholders (4/30/2010-4/28/2015). He has also been involved in the running of DHB Indústria e Comércio S.A. (automotive sector) where he was a member of the Board of Directors, having been elected by minority shareholders (4/23/2007-6/16/2016 (resigned from the mandate)). None of the companies listed above form part of the business group or are controlled by a shareholder from the Company.
Performs functions in the third sector at Fundação Boticário de Proteção à Natureza, where he is a full member of the Oversight Board (November 2015 to March 2020).
Maria Carmen Westerlund Montera Member of the Oversight Board (Alternate to Director João Verner Juenemann)
Economist who graduated from the Rio de Janeiro Political and Economic Sciences Faculty of the Candido Mendes University, and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Letters from PUC/RJ, having specialized in the Capitals Market at EPGE/RJ. She is currently an alternate member of the Oversight Board of Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo, where she has been since May 2014. She has also participated in BANRISUL – Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A., as a member of the Oversight Board, since March 2018. She also participates at Klabin S.A. (paper and pulp sector) as an alternate member of the Oversight Board (March/2017-March/2019). She also takes part in the running of AES Tietê Energia (electrical sector) where she is an alternate member of the Oversight Board (May/2014-April/2018) and was a member of the Oversight Board (May/2011-April/2013). She is also active at Brasiliana Participações S.A. (electrical sector – holding), where she is an alternate member of the Oversight Board (May/2017-April/2018). She is also active at BR Insurance Corretora de Seguros S.A. (insurance sector), as a member of the audit and risks committee (January/2017-May/2018). Has assisted at AES Elpa S.A. (electrical sector – holding), where she was a member of the Oversight Board from 2011 to 2013. She also participates at TUPY S.A. (metallurgy sector), where she is a member of the audit and risks committee (May/2009/-June/2019) and was a member of the Governance and Personnel Management Committee (May/2009-August/2016) and a member of the Board of Directors (March/2006-April/2013). She also takes part in operations at BNDES Participações S.A. – BNDESPAR, where she was a manager and economist in the Share Portfolio Monitoring Department (1976-June 2013). None of the companies listed above form part of the business group or are controlled by a shareholder from the Company. She was also a member of the Board of Directors and the Financial and Management Committees at Brasil Ferrovias and Ferronorte S.A. (publicly-held railroad concession companies), a member of the Investments Committee at the Fundo FIP Brasil Energia and the Fundo de Petróleo, Gás e Energia, and a member of the Board of Directors of Spes, service providers to Petrobras (Companhia de Recuperação Secundária CRSEC, Marlim Participações and Nova Marlim Participações) and an alternate member of the Board of Directors of Net Serviços de Comunicação S.A. and the Finances Committee of Telemar Participações S.A.
Maria Salete Garcia Pinheiro Oversight Board Member (Serving)
Graduated in Accounting with an MBA in Finance from IBMEC and courses from the University of Ontario, Canada. Independent Auditor with 38 years of experience in the Brazilian corporate market, having been an Auditing partner at PwC for 23 years (until 06/2018). Participated in the executive body of PwC in Brazil with responsibilities for the human resources area of the Rio de Janeiro office from 1995 to 2000; from 2003 to 2008 was appointed to lead the firm’s operation in the north and northeast regions and from 2008 to 2018 led the business expansion operation in Rio de Janeiro focusing on family groups. She worked in the consumer products, real estate development, gas distribution, water and sanitation, cosmetics, energy generation and distribution companies, education, pharmaceutical, fuel distribution and other segments.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is formed by nine representatives. Click on the name to see the resume.

Edy Luiz Kogut Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors
Civil Engineer graduated from Rio de Janeiro State University and PhD of Economics from the University of Chicago. He was Dean of the Santo André University Center (2004-2007) and Executive Officer of Camargo Correa Group Holding (1996-2003). He was also Vice-President of Project Consulting associated with NMRothschild, responsible for the privatization of COPESUL, Light and Escelsa (General Coordinator) from 1988 to 2004, Partner and Executive Officer of Omega and Team Brokers (1981-1988), Visiting Professor at Boston University (1975) and Professor of EPGE – FGV (1972-1980). He also participated in the Boards of Directors of Santista Têxtil, Alpargatas, Alcoa, Neogera (2000-2004), FIBAM (2008-2011) and Boa Vista Services (2015 until present date).
Alexandre Firme Carneiro Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Production Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and attended Master of Business Administration at COPPEAD-UFRJ. Since 2006, he is Managing Director of the consulting company ValorArt. He is also a Visiting Professor of B2B Marketing and Strategic Pricing at COPPEAD-UFRJ and the School of Industrial Marketing, and Visiting Professor of Career Management at FGV-RJ High Potential Leaders. In addition, he is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance, the Institute of Industrial Marketing and the Professional Pricing Society. From 1983 to 2006, he held various positions at Shell Brasil, including Vice President of Sales for Latin America (2003-2005); Executive Vice President of Shell Brasil (2001 -2006); Aviation Executive Officer for South America (1999 – 2000); General Aviation Manager (1996 – 1998); Lubricant Marketing Manager (1993 – 1996).
Carlos Augusto Leone Piani Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Business Administrator graduated from IBMEC-RJ and in Data Processing from PUC-RJ. Holds a CFA Charterholder title from the CFA Institute and has participated in the Harvard Business School Owner-President Program. He is currently a Director of Equatorial Energia and Executive Officer responsible for Kraft Heinz’s Strategic Initiatives and Global Mergers and Acquisitions. Previously, he was CEO of Kraft Heinz in Canada. He has over 20 years of experience in executive positions such as CEO of PDG Realty (2012-2015), Partner and Co-Head of Private Equity at Vinci Partners (2010-2015), CEO and Chief Financial Officer of Equatorial Energia and its subsidiaries (2004-2010) and Merger and Acquisition Analyst and Partner of Banco Pactual’s Gross Investment Area (1998- 2004).
Claudio Roberto Ely Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Civil Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He was CEO of Raiadrogasil S.A. (2011 – 2013) and CEO of Drogasil S.A. (1998 – 2011).He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of DIMED Distribuidora de Medicamentos S.A. and Pet Center Comércio e Participações S.A., Advisory Board of Eurofarma Laboratories S.A. and Warburg Pincus do Brasil (since 2013). From 1988 to 1997, he was Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and CEO of Banco General do Comércio S.A. From 1987 to 1988, he held the position of Camargo Correa Metais S.A Superintendent Executive (CEO).
Leonel Dias de Andrade Neto Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Has a degree in History from Universidade Gama Filho -RJ and a specialization course in Administration and Marketing from PDG-Ibmec. He also participated in the Advanced Management Program of Insead – France and the Development Program of Directors by Fundação Dom Cabral. From 2013 to 2019, he was CEO of Smiles S.A. being responsible for the creation of the company, team building, IPO and business management. From 2006 to 2012, he was CEO of Citifinancial and Credicard and Head of Consumer and Member of the Citi Board in Brazil. From 1999 to 2006, he was Commercial and Marketing Executive Officer of Losango Financeira and CEO and Member of the HSBC Board in Brazil. Between 1996 and 1999, he was Executive Business Director of Visa do Brasil. From 1987 to 1996, he was Branch Manager, Regional Manager and Commercial General Manager of Credit Cards at Banco Nacional S.A.
Maria Carolina Lacerda Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Economist graduated from the University of São Paulo – USP with an MBA in Finance from Columbia University. She has been a financial advisor for 25 years, being responsible for UBS Investment Bank in Brazil (2011-2015). She was also Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Investment Bank (2009), Merrill Lynch Investment Bank Director (1999-2008) and Director of Unibanco Investment Bank. In addition, she was Director of ANBIMA – Brazilian Association of Financial and Capital Markets Entities, Member of the Council of Representatives of CNF – National Confederation of Financial Institutions, Member of the B3 Listing Advisory Chamber. She is currently an Independent Member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Hypera Pharma (HYPE3).
Mateus Affonso Bandeira Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Has a degree in computer science from the Catholic University of Pelotas and a specialization in Corporate Finance and Management from FGV and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He has also an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a specialization for CEOs from the Harvard Business School. Between 2011 and 2017, he was Partner-President and CEO of FALCONI. He was member of the Boards of Directors of Banco Pan (2011 – 2017), PDG (2012 – 2016), Terra Santa Agro (2016 – 2018) and Hospital Moinhos de Vento (since 2016). He was a member of Fundação Estudar Deliberative Council between 2012 and 2017. In addition, he was CEO of Banrisul and IR Executive Officer (2010 – 2011) and member of CdA (2008 – 2011), Director/Undersecretary of the Treasury of Rio Grande do Sul (2007 – 2008), Secretary of Planning and Management of Rio Grande do Sul (2008 – 2009). He also served in the Federal Senate (2006), in the Ministry of Finance (2004 – 2005) and in the Secretariat of Finance of Rio Grande do Sul (1993 – 2002).
Pedro Santos Ripper Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Has a degree in Computer Engineering and a Master in Software Engineering from PUC-RJ. He participated in the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program and in the Singularity University Executive Program. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Iguatemi Shopping Mall Company, Positivo Tecnologia S.A., GlobeNet and Mobicare Ltda and CEO of Bemobi (since July 2013). He was also CEO of OI (2008-2013), Managing Director and CEO of Cisco Systems (2003-2008) and CEO of Promon (2000-2003).
Ricardo Carvalho Maia Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Economist graduated from Candido Mendes University, has an Executive MBA from COPPEAD-UFRJ and an Executive MBA in Retail from IBMEC-RJ. He also participated in the Marketing Management Program at Stanford University. He was Vice President of the Firjan System (2016 to 2019), Executive Officer of Market Relations (2013 – 2016), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Previndus (2016 – 2019) and Board Member of Martins Bastos Foundation (2006 – 2008). In addition, he served for 25 years at Ultra Group (Petróleo Ipiranga) where he was Executive Officer of Marketing and Sales (2006 – 2012) and Division Manager (1987 – 2005).

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ ADVISORY COMMITTEES

The following committees, which are directly related to the Board of Directors, are permanent statutory bodies that aim to advise the Board of Directors on the fulfillment of its responsibilities.

Risk and Financial Committee (FRC)

With a strategic focus, the Risk and Finance Committee has the purpose of, including but not limited to, analyzing and making recommendations on risks related to financial management, the proposed strategic plan, the business plan and other guidelines related to the scope of the committee to be submitted to the Board of Directors.

Alexandre Firme Carneiro Coordinator
Claudio Roberto Ely Member of the Risk and Financial Committee
Pedro Santos Ripper Member of the Risk and Financial Committee
Ricardo Carvalho Maia Member of the Risk and Financial Committee
Durval José Soledade Santos Member of the Risk and Financial Committee

 

Statutory Audit Committee (SAC)

Without prejudice to other provisions of its Bylaws, as approved by the Board of Directors, the Statutory Audit Committee aims to analyze and issue an opinion on the following matters:

  • Hiring and dismissal of the independent auditor;
  • The role, independence and quality of the work performed by independent and internal auditors;
  • Quality, transparency and integrity of the financial statements; and
  • Effectiveness of internal control processes for the production of financial reports.
Maria Carolina Lacerda Coordinator
Alexandre Firme Carneiro Member of the Statutory Audit Committee
Elionor Farah Jreige Weffort Member of the Statutory Audit Committee

 

Nomination, Compensation and Succession Committee (NCSC)

The Nominating, Compensation and Succession Committee aims to advise the Board of Directors regarding nomination, compensation and succession matters provided for in its Bylaws, as well as discuss other matters within the scope of this committee.

 

Mateus Affonso Bandeira Coordinator
Carlos Augusto Leone Piani Member of the Nomination, Compensation and Succession Committee
Leonel Dias de Andrade Neto Member of the Nomination, Compensation and Succession Committee
Ricardo Carvalho Maia Member of the Nomination, Compensation and Succession Committee
Josué Bressane Extern Member of the Nomination, Compensation and Succession Committee

 

Corporate Governance and Related Party Committee (RPCGC)

The Corporate Governance and Related Party Committee aims to advise the Board of Directors on governance rules and principles set forth in the applicable law and best market practices, as well as to monitor and improve the Company’s corporate governance model. It is also responsible for assessing potential conflicts of interest and issuing an opinion on related-party transactions within the Board of Directors, which are not part of the normal course of the Company’s business.

Claudio Roberto Ely Coordinator
Edy Luiz Kogut Member of the Corporate Governance and Related Parties Committee
Mateus Affonso Bandeira Member of the Corporate Governance and Related Parties Committee

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