Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras informs that it has received an official letter from the Ministry of Mines and Energy with the following indications for the composition of the slate of the Federal Government for the company’s Board of Directors positions, whose election will take place in the next Extraordinary General Meeting:
I – Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira – reappointment to the position of Board member and Chairman of the Board;
II – Joaquim Silva e Luna – reappointment to the position of Board member;
III – Ruy Flaks Schneider – reappointment to the position of Board member;
IV – Sonia Julia Sulzbeck Villalobos – reappointment to the position of Board member, indicated for the vacancy assigned to the Ministry of Economy;
V – Márcio Andrade Weber – reappointment to the position of Board member;
VI – Murilo Marroquim de Souza – reappointment to the position of Board member;
VII – Cynthia Santana Silveira – reappointment to the position of Board member,
selected from a triple list, prepared by a specialized company; and
VIII – Carlos Eduardo Lessa Brandão – appointment to the position of Board member, selected from a triple list, prepared by a specialized company.
Mr. Eduardo Leal Ferreira is Chairman of Petrobras’ Board of Directors since 2019. He is Reserve Fleet Admiral and was Commander of the Brazilian Navy (2015 – 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.
Mr. Joaquim Silva e Luna is Petrobras CEO and member of the Company´s Board of Directors. Previously, he was the General Brazilian 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 the16th 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.
Mr. 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. Creator of the first multi-sponsored pension fund and introducer of Defined Contribution funds in Brazil. Is a member of Eletrobras Board of Directors since 2019 and Petrobras Board of Directors since 2020.
Ms. Sonia 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), Milkautand Banco Hipotecario (Argentina). She was a member of Petrobras’ Board of Directors from May 2018 until July 2020 elected by the preferred shareholders. She is currently a member of Petrobras Board of Directors.
Mr. Márcio Andrade Weber is a civil engineer with a degree from UFRGS (1975), 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). Later, has advised the PMI group in the operations of the aforementioned units (2020 – 2021). He is currently a member of Petrobras Board of Directors.
Mr. 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. He is currently a member of Petrobras Board of Directors.
Ms. Cynthia Santana Silveira is an electrical engineer graduated from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro -UERJ, with Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro -COPPE/UFRJ and in Gas Engineering from École des Mines de Paris. Her professional career was developed in the oil and gas industry, having worked at the French operator Total for 17 years. Between 2004 and 2015, she was the Executive Director of Gas and Electricity of this company. She also served as an elected Executive Officer at the Brazilian Institute of Oil, Gas and Biofuels -IBP between 2011 and 2015 and as an Executive Officer at BBPP Holding from 2004 to 2015. Since 2015, she has been an independent consultant at EXERGIA Consultoria e Projetos, where she is a partner. Cynthia Silveira has relevant experiences as Board Member and Member of Committees of companies and institutions in the oil and gas sector. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Transportadora Associada de Gás (TAG), Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolívia -Brasil (TBG) and Transportadora Sul Brasileira de Gás (TSB); member of the Executive Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU); and member of the Natural Gas Coordinating Committee of the Brazilian Petroleum Institute (IBP). She is currently a member of Petrobras Board of Directors.
Mr. Carlos Eduardo Lessa Brandão is a civil engineer (UFRJ), Master in Energy Planning (COPPE/UFRJ) and PhD in History and Philosophy of Science (HCTE/UFRJ), with an Executive MBA in Finance (IBMEC). He is a partner at JFLB Ltda. (since 2005) working in governance and sustainability consulting and executive education. Mr. Brandão has 18 years of experience as an executive in heavy construction, IT, payment means, telecommunications, e-commerce and geographic information systems. He has served in business development and M&A, as CFO and executive director of holdings (AG Telecom and Valepontocom) and portfolio companies. Since 2016 he has served as an independent board member. He was a board member at Companhia de Distribuição de Gás do Rio de Janeiro (2016-18), Progen S/A (2016-18), Cemig (2017-18) and Multiner S/A (2018-21). He is an advisory board member for Santa Ângela Urbanização e Construções Ltda. Regarding ESG issues, he is a board member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance-IBGC and a member of the Standards Advisory Council of B Lab (USA). He was a member of the boards of the Ethos Institute, the Corporate Sustainability Index-ISE of B3, the Ethical Fund, and the Stakeholders Council of the Global Reporting Initiative (Netherlands). He is a third-party asset manager authorized by the CVM and a board member certified by the IBGC (CCA+).