Rio de Janeiro, May 4th, 2016 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras hereby informs that the Board of Directors has approved the composition of the Statutory Audit Committee with the appointment of the Directors Walter Mendes de Oliveira Filho, Jerônimo Antunes and Durval José Soledade Santos.
The Board of Directors also approved the appointment of the Director Walter Mendes de Oliveira Filho as the Chairman.
Find below the curriculum of the appointed candidates.
Walter Mendes de Oliveira Filho, Brazilian, economist. Since September 2014, he has held the position of Executive Director of the Committee of Mergers and Acquisitions – CAF, a selfregulation entity of the BM&FBovespa, ANBIMA, AMEC and IBGC. Previously, he was a partner and asset manager at Cultinvest Asset Management Ltda., an asset management firm, where he managed equity and fixed income (2010/2014). Before that, he was an Equity Superintendent, responsible for managing funds and stock portfolios distributed to clients of Banco Itaú-Unibanco S.A. (2003/2010). He was Investment Officer for Latin America, being responsible for managing equity funds in Latin America and the portion of these shares in Emerging Market of Schroder Investment Management PLC- London, a London-based investment management company (2000/2003); CEO responsible for opening the office of Schroders Investment Management Brasil, the Brazilian branch of Schroder Investment Management PLC- London, in 1994, recruiting the research and management team and creating the asset management business for local institutional clients in 1999 (1994/1999). Between 1978/1993, he held the following positions at the Unibanco S.A. financial institution: Investment Research Supervisor (1987/1993); Head of Industry Research (1983/1987) and Investment Analyst (1978/1983). Founding Director of the Brazilian Association of Capital Market Investors – AMEC, a capital market association, in 2006, and its Chairman between 2009 and 2011. Member of the Oversight Board of Investment Analysts, an oversight board (2011/current) and member of the Advisory Board (2005/2007) of the Association of Capital Market Analysts and Professionals – APIMEC.
Jerônimo Antunes, Brazilian, an accountant. He graduated in Accounting and Business Administration and has a masters and a Ph.D. in Controlling and Accounting from FEA-USP. He currently holds the positions of (i) Professor-Doctor of the undergraduate course in accounting from FEA/USP; (ii) independent member of the Board of Directors and a Coordinator at the Auditing Committee for the Basic Sanitation Utility Company of the State of Sao Paulo – Sabesp, a publicly held company listed on the NYSE, in the field of water treatment and distribution; (iii) Board member of Petrobras Distribuidora; (iv) Professor of several MBA courses and specialization in accounting, auditing, finance and business management courses at FIPECAFI-USP, FIA-USP, UFC and other higher education institutions. He served as an independent Auditor of large, medium and small businesses for more than 30 years. He is still contracted as an Expert-Accountant and as a Technical Assistant Expert-Accountant in several disputes at Arbitrations and Mediation Chambers of CIESP FIESP, OAB, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and the Judiciary Branch since 2005.
Durval José Soledade Santos, Brazilian, a lawyer. He graduated in Law from the Federal Fluminense University (1970/74). He has an Executive MBA from COPPE/UFRJ and has a post graduate degree in Development Economics from PUC/BNDES and Corporate Law from Cândido Mendes University. He worked at BNDES between 1973 and 2008 in the following capacities: Chief of Staff of the Presidency, Administration Areas Superintendent, Capital Markets and Special Operations, Judicial Superintendent of the BNDESPAR, Legal Adviser of FINAME, Director of Legal Affairs and Operations at BNDESPAR. At CVM, he was the Director for two administrations and General Superintendent. He worked in state-owned companies, occupying the position of Vice President Director of Finance and Corporate Affairs and Superintendent Director at BANERJ Bank. He was also the Vice-President of DIVERJ- in Rio de Janeiro S.A. Currently he sits in the Lawyers Council of the Bar Association of Brazil (OAB), Rio de Janeiro Section. He was part of the Capital Market Councils (Bovespa, IBMEC and SOMA) and on advisory boards (FINEP, PACTI and Brazil Private Equity, the Guarantor Bank- Banco Garantia). He currently sits in the following boards of Directors: LOGZ-Logistics Brazil Inc (Vice President), PORTINVEST-Participations Inc, TGSC-bulk Terminal in Santa Catarina, Porto Novo INC (President), SATI RJ Participations INC (President). Previously, in Forjas Taurus INC, he served as a Board member of the Enterprise Governance Committee; and at Odebrecht Agroindustrial Inc as a member of the Financial and Investment Committee. He is currently the Chairman of the Fiscal Council of Cultura Inglesa Inc. He is also a guest Professor at the LLMDS Course, the FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro and a Professor of Corporate Law promoted by the OAB/RJ Capital Market Committee. He also acts as Vice Chairman of the Independent Investigation Committee at ELETROBRÁS.