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Petrobras consider banker Aldemir Bendine for CEO role

06th February 2015

Aldemir Bendine, the CEO of Banco do Brasil, has been chosen to take the reins of the corruption stained national oil company, according to reports, following the sudden resignation of CEO Maria das Graças Foster on Tuesday

Aldemir Bendine, the CEO of Banco do Brasil, has been chosen to take the reins of the corruption stained national oil company, according to reports, following the sudden resignation of CEO Maria das Graças Foster on Tuesday
Petrobras has control over massively production oil and gas fields offshore Brazil but has been blighted with accusations of corruption

The Petrobras board met today to appoint a new CEO following the resignation of Graças Foster on Tuesday and has chosen Aldemir Bendine, current CEO of Banco do Brasil, according to newswire reports.

Bendine was the favourite choice of Brazil’s president Rousseff’s, website G1 and newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported earlier today, without saying how they got the information.

Petrobras’ share price has sunk on the news, with many in the industry disappointed with the appointment of someone deemed very close to Brazil’s embattled presidency.

Neither Petrobras nor the Brazilian government have yet to confirm Bendine’s appointment.

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