Pedro Pullen Parente is President and CEO of Petrobras since June 2016. Born in Rio de Janeiro, holds a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Brasília. He started his career in public service at Banco do Brasil, in 1971, and in 1973 in the Central Bank of Brazil. Mr. Parente was a consultant of the International Monetary Fund and of public institutions in Brazil, including Departments of State and of the 1988 National Constituent Assembly.
Between 1999 and 2002, Mr. Parente held several government positions such as Chief of Staff Minister, Minister of Planning, Deputy Minister of Finance, Chairman of the Energy Crisis Management Chamber and a member of the Board of Directors of Petrobras and Chairman of the Board as of March, 2002. He also led the team handling the transition from President Fernando Henrique Cardoso’s government to President Lula’s administration.Mr. Parente was member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of several private and state-owned companies, including Banco do Brasil and CPFL, one of the biggest electric energy generation and distribution companies in Brazil. In the private sector, served as the Executive Vice President (COO) of the RBS Group, and as President and CEO of Bunge Brazil. Since March 2015, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of BM&FBOVESPA.