Sao Paulo, June 14, 2016 – JBS is reporting that Gilberto Xandó has been appointed to its Board of Directors to replace Joesley Batista, who stepped down from the Board on May 26, 2017.
In 2011, Xandó was named CEO of Vigor, a leading manufacturer and supplier of value-added products in the Brazilian dairy sector. Prior to that, he was a senior executive at Natura Brasil and Sadia S.A., where he spent over 20 years of his career in finance, marketing, sales and international business, where he was responsible for supervising the company’s successful international expansion. Gilberto holds a degree in Business Management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and a Retail MBA from the Economics and Management Faculty at the University of Sao Paulo, as well as a specialization in Business Management from the PGA – Dom Cabral Foundation/INSEAD, in France.
Tarek Farahat, Chairman of the JBS S.A. Board commented on this appointment, saying: “I am very happy to have Gilberto Xandó on the JBS Board. His reputation and experience in the food industry, commerce in general and finance will be very valuable to us as we work to rebuild confidence in our businesses”.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 235,000 employees in over 20 countries. The company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, such as Doriana, Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift and others, serving over 300,000 customers of more than 150 nationalities worldwide. The company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best corporate governance and sustainability practices throughout its value chain and its operational management focuses on guaranteeing high food quality and safety and animal welfare.
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