Rousseff Considers Four Names to Replace Meirelles, Estado Says

Brazilian President-elect Dilma Rousseff is considering four people to replace central bank President Henrique Meirelles under her government, O Estado de S. Paulo reported, without saying where it got the information.

Alexandre Tombini, director for financial regulation at the central bank, is most likely to replace Meirelles, the newspaper said. Rousseff has also considered Fabio Barbosa, president of Banco Santander SA’s Brazilian unit, Octavio de Barros, chief economist at Banco Bradesco SA and Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, chief executive officer at Bradesco, according to O Estado.

Rousseff is likely to meet with Meirelles tomorrow, the newspaper said.

Meirelles said yesterday an announcement on whether he’ll stay at the bank will come “at the right time.” The central bank declined to comment yesterday on reports that Meirelles will leave his post.

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