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Former Petrobras CEO Dutra Dead at 58, Workers' Party Says

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Jose Eduardo Dutra, former Petroleo Brasileiro SA chief executive and Workers’ Party president, died Sunday after battling cancer, the party’s website said. He was 58.

Dutra, a geologist and union leader who was elected senator in 1994, joined Petrobras in 1983 and became the state-run energy company’s first CEO under the four consecutive Workers’ Party governments, in 2003. He was appointed by then president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for the position at Petrobras, which he occupied until 2005.