Cristina Pinho, Secretary General of IBP

The Brazilian Institute of Oil, Gas and Biofuels (IBP) informs that engineer Cristina Pinho will assume the post of secretary general of the institution as of November 14.

With extensive experience in the oil and gas industry and senior management roles, Cristina worked for 31 years at Petrobras, where she held leadership activities in the Exploration & Production & Logistics areas. She will be the first woman to take up this post at the IBP.

Prior to this new challenge at IBP, she served as Under-Secretary of Oil, Gas and Energy of the State of Rio de Janeiro, a position in which she actively participated in the discussions and actions to revive the sector. Her experience of articulation with different industry stakeholders will add to the institute’s renovation and restructuring work.

Since 2018, Cristina has also been a member of the IBP Diversity Committee, acting as Mentor in the institution’s Women’s Mentoring Program.

The current IBP secretary general, Milton Costa Filho, will serve as special advisor to the IBP Presidency.


Cristina Pinho – IBP Secretary General

Cristina Pinho is president of the Luísa Pinho Sartori Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on the support and encouragement of conservationists and biologists for environmental preservation

Graduated in mechanical engineering from UFRJ, she worked for 31 years at Petrobras in the areas of exploration and production and production and technology development.

She held the position of Under Secretary of Oil, Gas and Energy of the State of Rio de Janeiro for 10 months, where she was responsible for public policy and strategic planning, contributing to attracting of investments in the oil and gas segment.

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