BRAZIL, São Paulo. The Board of Directors elected José Batista Sobrinho, founder of JBS, as President of the Company. Batista Sobrinho will complete the current term of office for the position of President, JBS informs in a press release.
Gilberto Tomazoni, global president of operations, has been with the company since 2013 and has more than 30 years of experience in leading positions in the food industry. One of JBS’s senior leaders, Tomazoni is responsible for all of the company’s operations worldwide.
André Nogueira has been with the company since 2007. Prior to his current role as president of JBS USA, he served as Chief Financial Officer of JBS USA and CEO of JBS Australia.
Wesley Batista Filho currently leads the beef division of JBS USA, and has held several leadership positions at JBS in five countries since 2010.
“At this important moment for the company, the highest priority defined by the Board of Directors is to ensure the continued success of the business and the prosperity of employees, shareholders and all stakeholders,” said Tarek Farahat, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JBS. The Board of Directors also agreed to identify and select a Chief Financial Officer at JBS S.A .
At the same meeting, the Board of Directors of JBS appointed Aguinaldo Gomes Ramos Filho, an executive with experience in the operations of JBS in Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay, to replace Wesley Batista as member of the Board.