Pedro Faria Appointed to the Position of CEO - International of BRF
SAO PAULO, Nov. 14, 2013
SAO PAULO, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pedro de Andrade Faria has been
appointed to the position of company CEO - International, reporting directly
to Claudio Galeazzi, Global CEO. Mr. Faria will take over the responsibility
for 19 commercial offices, 11 industrial units, two joint ventures and routine
export procedures involving more than 120 countries.
To this structure will be added the Abu Dhabi factory operations in the United
Arab Emirates, startup of which is expected for the first half of 2014. This
first industrial unit to be constructed outside Brazil will produce breaded
items, hamburgers, pizzas, industrialized and marinated products. With an
investment of US$ 120 million, this project will allow the Company to move
forward in the sale of higher value added food items.
Pedro de Andrade Faria graduated in Business Management from the Fundacao
Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Sao Paulo and has an MBA from the University of
Chicago. Faria worked as a member of the Board of Directors and Director of
Investor Relations of Tarpon. Prior to this he served as executive partner of
Patria Investments, responsible for monitoring the private equity portfolio.
He has also worked at Manhattan Bank and Patrimonio/Salomon Brothers.
New Member of the Board of Directors
In the light of the resignation of Pedro de Andrade Faria and his alternate
from BRF's Board of Directors, Simon Cheng has been elected ad-referendum of
the company's next General Meeting as member of the Board of Directors. Mr.
Cheng has a degree in business management from the FGV Sao Paulo with an MBA
from the Harvard Business School, Boston. The executive previously worked at
BCG – The Boston Consulting Group and currently is an Investment Officer at
Sao Paulo, November 14, 2013
Leopoldo Viriato Saboya
Chief Financial, Administration and Investor Relations Officer
SOURCE BRF S.A.
Contact: Ana Carolina Bastos, +55-11-2322-5037, firstname.lastname@example.org
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