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Carlos Fadigas becomes Braskem's new CEO

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Staff writer | Philadelphia, Pa., USA | December 8, 2010
BraskemDecember 8, 2010, Philadelphia, Pa., USA - Braskem S.A., a petrochemical company, announces the appointment of Carlos Fadigas as Braskem's new chief executive officer.
Mr. Fadigas participated actively in the negotiations that culminated in the acquisitions of Quattor and Sunoco Chemicals and had headed the operations at Braskem America since the start of this year. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Salvador (Unifacs) in Brazil and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, Mr. Fadigas has worked in the petrochemical industry since 1992, initially at OPP and Trikem, which are two of the companies that later became Braskem.

Between 2002 and 2006, he served as the chief financial officer of contractor Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, until he returned to Braskem as vice-chief financial and investor relations officer, a position he held until the start of this year. Mr. Fadigas succeeding Bernardo Gradin.

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