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Petrobras to name Nelson Luiz Costa Silva to new top strategy post

PetrobrasPetróleo Brasileiro S.A. plans to appoint Nelson Luiz Costa Silva, the former head of BG Plc in Brazil, as chief of strategy and management, a newly created position on its senior management committee.

Mr. Silva has a career of more than 40 years, with an international experience of 25 years living in Mexico, Belgium, Japan, Argentina, France and England. For 17 years he occupied several executive positions in Vale, including global commercial officer of Iron Ore, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brussels and Tokyo.

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Mr. Silva also occupied the position of CEO of ALL-América Latina Logística in Buenos Aires and of CEO of Embraer Europe in Paris. In BHP Billiton, he occupied the position of global president of Aluminum and of commercial officer of Iron Ore, Coal and Manganese, based in London and later in Singapore.

In 2009, Mr. Silva joined the BG Group as responsible for the group's people and business in South America, including activities of exploration and production of oil and gas in blocks operated and not operated in Brazil and Bolivia (one third of BG Group's total), gas distribution and activities of offshore transshipment in Uruguay.

He occupied the position of chairman of Comgás from October 2009 until its divestment by BG in November 2012. He remained as BG's CEO in Brazil until the recent sale of the group to Shell.

Mr. Silva has a degree in Naval Engineering by Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo in 1977 and attended the Specialization Course for Graduates (CEAG) of Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 1980.


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