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Petrobras ex-CEO becomes head of Brazilian giant food processor BRF

Friday, June 15th 2018 - 10:57 UTC
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Parente was elected BRF chairman in April when shareholders were seeking a management overhaul in the wake of a food safety probe and poor results. Parente was elected BRF chairman in April when shareholders were seeking a management overhaul in the wake of a food safety probe and poor results.

The board of Brazilian food processor BRF SA on Thursday elected Chairman Pedro Parente to the additional post of chief executive, the company said in a securities filing. Parente, the former CEO of state-controlled oil company Petrobras will hold both positions for an initial period of 180 days, BRF said.

Parente abruptly left Petrobras on June 1 following government interventions on fuel pricing in the wake of a truckers strike over rising dieselcosts. He was seen as a key element in turning the oil company around in the last two years and his departure sparked a sell-off in Petrobras shares.

Parente has a six-month non-compete agreement as former Petrobras CEO, but received clearance from a government ethics commission on Thursday to take the BRF job because the companies operate in very different areas.

Parente was elected BRF chairman in April when shareholders were seeking a management overhaul in the wake of a food safety probe and poor results.

BRF shares have fallen 43% so far this year. They gained 3.32% on Thursday. BRF also said it created the new position of global chief operating officer, which will be held by interim CEO Lorival Nogueira Luz Junior.

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  • :o))

    What a relief! Finally, the sales of rotten meat can increase!
    https://i1.wp.com/humorpolitico.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Carne-Fraca-580x411.jpg

    Jun 15th, 2018 - 02:25 pm 0
  • MarkWhelan

    You mean we will be exporting it again. Thank goodness I am having to change butcher on a regular basis to avoid it here in Brazil.

    Jun 16th, 2018 - 03:20 pm 0
  • :o))

    @MW:

    You'll stop eating the rotten stuff? Delicious isn't it?

    Jun 17th, 2018 - 08:42 am 0
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