Petrobras: President, Joaquim Silva e Luna
Joaquim is a former Minister and General who was appointed by Jair Bolsonaro in April 2021. Born in 1949, he began his career in the military obtaining a degree in engineering then moving up the ranks till be became a Major General in 2002 and a four star general in 2011. He became the Chief of Staff of the Brazilian army in 2014 before going into politics and becoming the first military man to become Minister of Defence. In Feb 2021, Jair fired the President of Petrobas and placed Joaquim as President.
He is known for his spartan ways, eschewing the limelight and has a history of aggressive cost cutting. “He once told me, ‘If I buy a pair of pants, I throw another one out. If I buy shoes, I throw a pair out’,” Carlos Marun, Brazilian congressman said.