This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 5, 2008.
Changes in the Companys Board of Executive Officers
Rio de Janeiro, March 3, 2008 PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S/A - PETROBRAS, [Bovespa: PETR3/PETR4, NYSE: PBR/PBRA, Latibex: XPBR/XPBRA, BCBA: APBR/APBRA], a Brazilian energy company with international operations, declares that, on this date, pursuant to the terms of article XX of its By-laws, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Jorge Luiz Zelada as its International Business Officer, replacing Mr. Nestor Cuñat Cerveró.
Mr. Zelada, is an Electronic Engineer and has worked at Petrobras since January 1980, where he began working as an instrumentation engineer at the Executive Group for the Development of the Campos Basin (Grupo Executivo para Desenvolvimento da Bacia de Campos Gecan), participating in the projects of the first platforms for that basin.
His previous position at the Company, which he was holding since February 2003, was of General Manager for the Implementation of Exploration Undertakings and Production and Maritime Transportation for the Engineering Area (Gerente Geral de Implementação de Empreendimentos de Exploração e Produção e Transporte Marítimo da Área de Engenharia), the body in charge of building production platforms. He also occupied other managing positions in the areas of engineering and drilling. At Petrobras Distribuidora, Mr. Zelada was the Development Manager for Energy Solutions Projects, responsible for the implementation of energy projects for customers and of thermoelectric plants for the Federal Governments Emergency Program. He graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and participated in several courses in the technical and managerial areas.
In addition, we would like to inform that BR Distribuidoras Board of Directors, in a meeting held on this date, appointed Mr. Nestor Cuñat Cerveró to be its Financial Officer, and Mr. Andurte de Barros Duarte Filho was appointed to be the Consumer Market Officer of Petrobras Distribuidora.
Mr. Nestor Cerveró is a chemical engineer and has worked for Petrobras since 1975, when he worked in the refining sector. He was an Advisor to the CEO for New Business Development and, in the area of Gas and Energy, he was the General Director and the Manager of Thermoelectric Plants in the Supervisory Board of Holdings.
Mr. Andurte is a mechanical engineer, from the Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), and holds an Executive MBA in Management by Coppead (UFRJ) and an Advanced Management Program by INSEAD France. Mr. Andurte has worked for Petrobras since 1982 and was the Executive Manager of Large Consumers for BR Distribuidora.
This document may contain forecasts that merely reflect the expectations of the Companys management. Such terms as anticipate, believe, expect, forecast, intend, plan, project, seek, should, along with similar or analogous expressions, are used to identify such forecasts. These predictions evidently involve risks and uncertainties, whether foreseen or not by the Company. Therefore, the future results of operations may differ from current expectations, and readers must not base their expectations exclusively on the information presented herein.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: March 05, 2008
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