Governance

Board of Directors

Odebrecht S.A.'s Board of Directors

The following members are part of Odebrecht's Board of Directors:

Ruy Lemos Sampaio, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ruy Sampaio was born in Salvador in 1950. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and a master’s program at the University of Michigan, specializing in finance and accounting.

He joined the Akzo group and, in the 1980s, gained academic experience as professor at UNIFACS and in the MBA program at UFBA. In the public sector, he served in the Miscellaneous Industries Department at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the State of Bahia. He joined Odebrecht in 1985 and held positions such as Treasurer, International Finance Officer and Investment Officer at Odebrecht S.A. In the Group, he also served as CFO of Tenenge S.A., SLP (Sea & Land Piping Company), in the UK, as well as Copene and Odebrecht Química. In 2009, he joined the executive board of Kieppe Participações e Administração Ltda., the parent company of Odebrecht S.A. He is a partner at RPH Engenharia Ltda. and a manager at CRC Serviços Medico Hospitalares Ltda. and FVS Holding Patrimonial S/A.

Cledorvino Belini, Independent member of the Board of Directors

Cledorvino Belini was born in São Paulo on May 3, 1949. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mackenzie University and a master’s degree in Administration, Business and Marketing from the University of São Paulo (USP), and has also completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD/Fundação Dom Cabral.

Belini built a solid career at Fiat Automóveis, where he worked for 36 years. He served as president of Magneti Marelli between 1997 and 2003. In February 2004, back at the Fiat Group, he took over as CEO of Fiat Automóveis for Latin America. With the acquisition of controlling interest in Chrysler by Fiat in 2011, he also became head of Chrysler’s operations in Latin America.  He also served on the Group Executive Council (GEC) of the Fiat Group, the highest management body of the group worldwide.

He was president of the Brazilian Car Makers Association (Anfavea) from 2010 to 2013. He also served on the Board of Economic and Social Development (CDES), the Strategic Councils of the Federation of Industries of the states of Minas Gerais (Fiemg) and São Paulo (Fiesp), and the Board of Directors of Marisol. He serves on the advisory board of Alexander Proudfoot and, in October 2017, became a director at JBS. He has served as volunteer chairman of Instituto Minas pela Paz (IMPP) for 10 years.

Ieda Gomes Yell, Independent member of the Board of Directors

Ieda Gomes Yell was born in Salvador, Bahia, on July 1, 1956. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (Switzerland) and in Energy from USP.

She has more than 30 years of international experience in natural gas, energy and infrastructure projects. She held top management positions at BP plc, a British oil and gas multinational, and at Comgás (Companhia de Gás de São Paulo) for 19 years, including as CEO for three years. 

She serves on the board of directors of international companies such as Exterran Corporation, InterEnergy Holdings, Bureau Veritas, Saint Gobain Group and the Brazil-Great Britain Chamber of Commerce. She is the founder and director of Will Latam, a non-profit organization aimed at developing women leaders in Latin America. She is a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.

Jorge Marques Toledo Camargo, Independent member of the Board of Directors

Jorge Marques Toledo Camargo was born in Curitiba on April 28, 1954. He graduated in Geology from the University of Brasília (UnB) and earned a master’s degree in Geophysics from the University of Texas.

He has more than 40 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, having held executive positions at Petrobras – as CEO of Braspetro and executive officer, International Operations – and served as CEO of Statoil Brasil. He chaired the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP) and is currently member emeritus of its board of directors. He serves on the board of directors of Grupo Ultrapar and Prumo Logística Global, and on the Curator Board of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI).

Roberto Faldini, Independent member of the Board of Directors

Roberto Faldini was born in São Paulo on September 6, 1948. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from EAESP-FGV (1972) and has completed specialization programs in Advanced Management at Fundação Dom Cabral and INSEAD-Fontainebleau, France (1991), in Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Boston, USA (2004) and in Corporate Governance – Training of Trainers (IFC – International Finance Corporation – IBGC). He is a director certified by the IBGC.

For over 20 years, he was executive officer, director and shareholder of the controlling group of Metal Leve S.A. He presided over the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) and coordinated for five years, in São Paulo, the Family Business Center of Fundação Dom Cabral. He is co-founder of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC) and continues to serve on several of its commissions. He is also an associate member of the Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives and of the Family Business Network (FBN). 

He serves on the advisory board of the Brazilian Institute of Competitive Ethics (ETCO) and on the board of directors of Vulcabras/Azaleia S.A., Banco BMG S.A. and Marfrig Global Foods, among others. He is a director of Fundação Cultural Ema Gordon Klabin and a volunteer entrepreneur (Venture Corp) of Endeavor Brasil. In 1990, he was elected “The Financial Executive of the Year” by members of IBEF/SP.

Sergio Foguel, Member of the Board of Directors and member of the Compliance Committee

Sergio Foguel was born in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, on March 28, 1945. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and an MBA from the University of California. He is a fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In 1977, he became Vice-President of Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning and Human and Organizational Development at Odebrecht S.A. In 2002, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Odebrecht S.A. In April 2016, he became coordinator of the Compliance Committee of the Board of Odebrecht S.A., dedicated to ensuring that the Group’s operations were carried out Ethically, with Integrity and Transparency.

Sergio has chaired the Global Advisory Council since its inception in October 2016. The Council is composed of independent members with experience in various countries, who contribute their renowned experience and strategic global vision to the Board of Directors.

Outside Odebrecht, he serves as a consultant on Governance Strategy for founders and leaders of companies, and actively participates in the governance function of social entities. Sergio is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of the Fundação Dom Cabral, the International Board of Herity, Italy, and the board of directors of the Parampara Family Business Institute, India.

 

Odebrecht S.A.'s Chief Compliance Officer

Odebrecht S.A.'s Chief Compliance Officer reports directly to the coordinator of Odebrecht S.A.'s Compliance Committee, a supporting body for the Board of Directors.

Olga Pontes, Chief Compliance Officer

Mrs. Olga Pontes was born in the state of Bahia in November 14, 1975, holds an MBA in Corporate Governance from the Accounting, Actuarial and Financial Research Institute (FIPECAFI), an MBA in Corporate Management from Getúlio Vargas Foundation and a degree in Data Processing from Rui Barbosa. She also holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Bahia. Her expertise in compliance, risk management and internal audit was built through nine years spent working for EY, two of them in London. She joined the Odebrecht Group in 2006 as Information Security Officer (CSO) for Braskem, and in 2009 she became responsible for Corporate Security. Since April 2016, she is Odebrecht S.A.'s Chief Compliance Officer.

 

Odebrecht S.A.'s Executive Board

The following members are part of Odebrecht's Executive Board:

Luciano Guidolin, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Luciano Guidolin was born in São Paulo on October 4, 1972, is an engineer and holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He has been part of the Odebrecht Group for 23 years.

Mr. Guidolin joined the Odebrecht Group in 1994 as trainee at OPP Petroquímica, later Braskem, and occupied various positions, such as Corporate Planning Director, Marketing and Vinylics Development Director, Polyolefins Export Director and Vinylics Business Director. He took part in the creation of ETH Bioenergia, currently Odebrecht Agroindustrial, as Chief Financial Officer. 

He served as Chief Financial Officer for Odebrecht S.A., serving on the Board of Directors of various companies in the Group. He returned to Braskem as Vice President for Polyolefins, Vinylics, Renewables, Technology, and Europe.  

In early 2017, he became responsible for Investments at Odebrecht S.A., and on May 12, 2017, he was elected Odebrecht's Chief Executive Officer, replacing Newton de Souza.

Daniel Villar, Responsible for Functional Support in Planning and People

Mr. Daniel Villar was born in the state of Bahia on November 26, 1972. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from PUC-RJ and has been part of the Odebrecht Group for 22 years.  

Mr. Daniel Villar joined the Odebrecht Group as a trainee at Construtora Norberto Odebrecht (CNO) in 1995, for the construction of Rio de Janeiro International Airport. In 2006 and 2007, he was superintendent director for the delegated infrastructure market of the Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia) and, from 2008 to 2010, for the delegated market of Libya. His international experience with CNO also includes seven years in Peru and three years in Ecuador. 

From 2011 to 2013, he was superintendent director at Odebrecht Realizações and, as of 2014, he has been responsible for Planning and People at Odebrecht S.A.

Luciano Guidolin, Responsible for Functional Support in Investments

Mr. Luciano Guidolin was born in São Paulo on October 4, 1972, is an engineer and holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He has been part of the Odebrecht Group for 23 years.

Mr. Guidolin joined the Odebrecht Group in 1994 as trainee at OPP Petroquímica (later Braskem) and occupied various positions, such as Corporate Planning Director, Marketing and Vinylics Development Director, Polyolefins Export Director and Vinylics Business Director. He took part in the creation of ETH Bioenergia (currently Odebrecht Agroindustrial) as Chief Financial Officer. 

He served as Chief Financial Officer for Odebrecht S.A., serving on the Board of Directors of various companies in the Group. He returned to Braskem as Vice President for Polyolefins, Vinylics, Renewables, Technology, and Europe at Braskem.  

In early 2017, he became responsible for Investments at Odebrecht S.A., and on May 12, 2017, he was elected Odebrecht's Chief Executive Officer, replacing Newton de Souza, and is temporarily also Responsible for Functional Support in Investments.

Marcela Drehmer, Responsible for Functional Support in Finance

Mrs. Marcela Drehmer was born in the state of Bahia on January 3, 1969. She is a business administrator graduated from UNIFACS, and holds a postgraduate degree in Finances from IBMEC – São Paulo. She has been part of the Odebrecht Group for 24 years.

Mrs. Drehmer worked for Odebrecht S.A as Vice President from 2001 to 2002, and for Braskem as Project Finance Manager from 2002 to 2004, Finance and Treasury Director from 2004 to 2010, and Planning, Finances and Investor Relations Vice President from 2010 to 2013. While at Braskem, Mrs. Drehmer took part in all of the company's merger and acquisition operations. In 2000, she participated in the Credit Suisse First Boston's Corporate Finance Internship Program in New York. 

Currently, Mrs. Drehmer is Odebrecht S.A.'s Finance Officer, having taken office in July 2013. 

Mauricio Ferro, Responsible for Functional Support in Legal Affairs and Governance

Mr. Mauricio Ferro was born in Brasília on April 4, 1966. He is a lawyer graduated from PUC-RJ, and he holds a master's degree from the University of London and from the London School of Economics. He has been part of the Odebrecht Group for 22 years.

Before joining the Group, Mr. Ferro was a lawyer at Carlos Eduardo Paladini Cardoso's law firm in 1989 and in the law firm Bulhões Pedreira, Bulhões Carvalho e Advogados Associados from 1991 to 1995. 

Mr. Ferro was an attorney for Odebrecht S.A. from 1995 to 2001, and was Braskem's Legal Affairs and Corporate Governance officer from 2001 to 2013. He was also a member of the Board of Directors in various companies, such as Cetrel S.A., Ipiranga Petroquímica S.A., Companhia Petroquímica do Sul – Copesul, Politeno Indústria e Comércio S.A., Petroflex Indústria e Comércio S.A., Trikem S.A., Nitrocarbono S.A. and Polialden Petroquímica S.A., and also served as director for Copene – Companhia Petroquímica de Camaçari. 

Currently, Mauricio is Odebrecht S.A.'s Responsible for Legal Affairs and Governance, having taken office in 2013.

André Amaro, Special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer

Mr. André Amaro was born in Minas Gerais on July 18, 1963, and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from UFMG. He also holds an MBA from IMD and has been part of the Odebrecht Group for 28 years. He started his career at the company in construction and heavy infrastructure and led Odebrecht's investments in the public utilities concession programs in Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Portugal. 

He was responsible for Projects Funding and Export at CNO, for Planning at Braskem and for People at Odebrecht S.A. He was also Odebrecht Properties' and Odebrecht Defesa Tecnologia's Business Leader.

He is currently Odebrecht S.A.'s special advisor.

Mônica Odebrecht, Special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Mônica Odebrecht was born in the state of Bahia on March 16, 1970. She is a lawyer with a degree from the Catholic University of Salvador, and works for the Odebrecht Group since 1994. She joined the holding Odebrecht S.A. and worked in the corporate area until 1999, when she went to the United States to work temporarily for Clifford Chance LLP. When she returned to Brazil in 2000, she worked at the corporate and financial area of the companies of Grupo Odebrecht's Chemical and Petrochemical Business (currently Braskem), until 2002, when she was transferred to Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A., where she also worked in the corporate and financial areas until 2008. She then returned to Odebrecht S.A.'s legal area.  She is currently Odebrecht S.A.'s special advisor and serves as director for various companies in the Group, including ODBINV S.A., Odebrecht S.A.'s holding company.