Our Executive Board

Meet the members of our Executive Board. Check out their professional backgrounds.

Roberto Castello Branco

foto-roberto-castello-branco.jpgRoberto Castello Branco is Petrobras CEO. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics, with a doctorate from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV EPGE) and a postdoctoral degree from University of Chicago. He participated in executive training programs at Sloan School of Management (MIT) and International Institute for Management Development (IMD). He is affiliated professor at EPGE (FGV), also acting as director at Centro de Estudos em Crescimento e Desenvolvimento Econômico in this institution. He was a director at Vale S.A., Banco Central do Brasil, Banco Boavista, Banco Boavista Investimentos and Banco InterAtlântico. He was a member of Petrobras´ Board of Directors between May 2015 and April 2016, GRU Airport and Invepar, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of ABRASCA, Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (RJ) and a member of the Board of Directors of IBEF and Board of Curators of FGV. He was president of the Instituto Brasileiro de Relações com Investidores, executive president of IBMEC and vice president of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

Carlos Alberto Pereira de Oliveira

curriculo_diretor_carlos-alberto.jpgCarlos Alberto Pereira de Oliveira is Chief Exploration and Production Executive Officer. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering, and Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He holds a master's degree in Finance and Investment Analysis from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Janeiro. He has been with Petrobras for 38 years and has held several executive positions in the Exploration and Production area linked to the senior management of the Petrobras System companies.

Anelise Lara

Anelise LaraAnelise Lara is Chief Refining and Gas Natural Officer. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, with a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the Federal University of Ouro Preto and a PhD. in Sciences de la Terre by the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in France. She holds an MBA in executive management from IBMEC and in advanced business management by COPPEAD. She has been with Petrobras for more than 30 years and has held several management positions in the areas of research, reservoir engineering and pre-salt project development. Since May 2016 she has held the position of Executive Manager of Acquisitions & Divestments. She chaired the Brazil Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), was a member of the Board of SPE International until 2017, and is currently a member of the IBP Diversity Committee, having participated in its creation in 2018.

Eberaldo de Almeida Neto

eberaldo-de-almeida-neto.jpgEberaldo de Almeida Neto is the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, and holds the interim position of Executive Director of Refining and Natural Gas. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from UFRJ, an MBA in Advanced Business Management from COPPEAD, and participated in the Advanced Management Program at the IESE Business School (University of Navarra - Spain). He has been working at Petrobras for 31 years, and has held several management positions in the Exploration and Production and Submarine Services and Contracting areas. Before being appointed to the Board of Executive Officers, he held the position of executive manager of Good and Service Procurement.

Roberto Ardenghy

foto-diretor-ardenghy.jpgRoberto Furian Ardenghy is Chief Institutional Relations Officer. Ardenghy holds a B.A. in Law from the Federal University of Santa Maria and holds graduate degrees in International Relations and Diplomacy, from the Diplomatic Academy of Rio Branco Institute, and Economics of Oil and Gas, from COPPE at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Along his professional diplomatic career, he has held a number of positions in the Federal Government in Brasília, in the Civil Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic and in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Development, Industry and Trade, the Federal Administration Secretariat and the Brazilian Embassies in Washington and Buenos Aires. He was also Honorary President of the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce (BRATECC) and Deputy Consul General at the Brazilian Consulate General in New York from May 2017 to January 2019. Since then, he has held the position of Chief of Staff of the CEO Office at Petrobras, until being appointed to the Board of Executive Officers.

Rafael Mendes Gomes

rafael-mendes.jpgRafael Mendes Gomes is Chief Governance and Compliance Officer. He is a graduate of the School of Law of the University of São Paulo (USP) and holds a graduate degree in Corporate Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) and in Business in the Digital Age from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, in São Paulo (FGV/SP). In 2009, he completed the IESE Advanced Management Program, of the University of Navarra’s School of Business Administration, and obtained a Professional Certificate in Compliance and Ethics (CCEP) from the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. He served as a lawyer at the Tozzini, Freire Advogados corporate law firm, and as the Legal Officer and Assistant General Counsel at Sun Microsystems. He served as the Legal Vice-President, General Counsel, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Walmart Brasil Ltda., and was in charge of Walmart Brazil’s compliance program. He was a senior partner at Chediak Advogados, responsible for the Compliance and Investigation area.

Rudimar Andreis Lorenzatto

curriculo_diretor_rudimar.jpgRudimar Andreis Lorenzatto is Production and Technology Development Director. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Santa Maria in Rio Grande do Sul, and a MBA from Getúlio Vargas Foundation and other institutions abroad. He has been with Petrobras for more than 30 years, having held multiple management positions in well construction, production operations and subsea systems areas.

Andrea Marques de Almeida

diretora-andrea-marques.jpgAndrea Marques de Almeida is the Company's Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer.  She is a production engineer, with an MBA in Finance from IBMEC-RJ and an MBA in management from USP, as well as management courses at the Wharton School of Finance and Sloan School of Management (MIT). Worked in Vale S.A. for 25 years with extensive experience in Corporate Finance, Global Treasury and Risk Management. Was CFO of Vale Canada in Toronto from 2015 to 2018, most recently holding the position of Global Treasury Executive Manager at Vale.