Having worked in the meat industry since 1983, he is a specialist in global trade strategies for the sector. He started at JBS in 1996, developing the International Business area. For 10 years, he served as the Director of Investor Relations at JBS, representing the Company with its local and international investors and stakeholders.
José Batista Sobrinho
The Board’s current Vice President, he is one of the founders of JBS and has over 50 years of experience in beef production development at the Company. He also currently serves as an effective member of the Board of Directors for the Eldorado Brasil Celulose S.A. company.
Aguinaldo Gomes Ramos Filho
With experience in the beef sector in Brazil and Latin America, he began his career with the Friboi sales team. He has led operations at JBS Uruguay and JBS Paraguay, where he spearheaded the project to build Latin America’s most modern meatpacking plant. He is now the CEO at VL Participações, which operates in agribusiness.
Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista
With his significant multidisciplinary experience, he developed a career in the Finance, Control, Trade Marketing, Marketing, Sales (Brazilian and Foreign) and Business Unit Management areas at the Natura, Sadia S.A. and Coopers & Lybrand companies. He was the CEO of Vigor Alimentos S.A. until December 2019 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Itambé.
Wesley Mendonça Batista Filho
He began his career at JBS 10 years ago as a trainee. In South America, he was responsible for Asian exports and later served as the Head of operations at JBS Uruguay and JBS Paraguay. He served as the President of JBS operations in Canada and led the beef operations in Canada and the United States. He is currently the President of JBS Brasil and Seara.
José Guimarães Monforte*
A partner at Emax Consultoria, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Eletrobrás and of the Advisory Boards of Premix and Instituto Elos. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Cyrela and has worked as an executive at companies such as BANESPA, Banco Merrill Lynch, Banco Citibank NA, VBC Energia S/A and Janos Comércio, Administração e Participações Ltda., in Brazil and abroad.
Márcio Guedes Pereira Júnior*
A partner at Pangea and a Director of the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association (Anbima). He led the investment banking group at Banco J. Safra and also served as the director of investment banking at Unibanco, CitiGroup and Credit Suisse. He has vast experience with M&A and Capital Markets.
Having worked for 44 years at Fiat, he served as the automaker’s chief executive in Brazil and Latin America over 11 years, from 2004 to 2015. He was also the President of Brazil’s National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea), from 2010 and 2013.
Dedicated to the food industry for over 30 years, she is a specialist in production processes. She is the founder and President of the Paraguayan Meat Chamber and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Rural Association of Paraguay and the Animal Health Commission of Paraguay, where she owns land.
* Independent member
Board of Directors Committees
Advises the Board of Directors in relation to sustainability risks and opportunities. Accordingly, the committee is responsible for connecting all topics related to the Company’s business in a global perspective, including: identification, addressing and treatment of critical issues that result in risks or impacts on business; monitoring and implementation of policies, strategies and specific initiatives; and evaluation of proposed sustainability investments. There are four members on the Committee.
Advises the Board of Directors on the norms, rules and procedures for disclosure and transparency of Financial Statements, in addition to being responsible for evaluating the performance of internal control systems and internal and external audits. The Audit Committee reviews the work conducted by the internal audit team on an annual basis and approves guidelines and action plans for the current year. There are three members on the Committee.
Financial and Risk Management Committee
Assists the Board of Directors and Executive Officers in analyzing the impacts of the global economic scenario on JBS’ financial policy. The Committee acts in order to improve rules and procedures for the control and management of market and credit risks, in addition to helping mitigate other risks to which the Company is naturally exposed. There are four members on the Committee.
Compensation and Governance Committee
An internal advisory body, plays a technical role aimed at implementing practices and polices based on the highest international standards of corporate governance and compliance, in addition to monitoring compliance by the Company with these practices and policies. There are three members on the Committee.
Related Parties Committee
Aims to ensure that the transactions of JBS and its subsidiaries and affiliates, involving related parties are performed taking into account the best interest of the Company, under normal market conditions, negotiated independently, through a transparent and ethical process, in accordance with current laws and on terms not less favorable to the Company than a transaction held with third parties that are not considered related parties, under the same circumstances or in similar scenarios. There are three members on the Committee.