Doctor by EPGE, Rafael Chaves Santos is the new Executive Director of Institutional Relations and Sustainability at Petrobras

Rafael Chaves Santos had his name approved by Petrobras' Board of Directors on November 11 to head the Petrobras Institutional Relations and Sustainability Executive Board. Chaves joined the EPGE Doctoral Program in Economics in 2003 and obtained his PhD in 2006 with a thesis entitled “Essays on international finance, default and inflation” prepared under the supervision of Professor Aloisio Araujo. The thesis yielded a series of international publications in the area of monetary economics. Previously, he served as an executive at VALE and at the central bank. More recently, he coordinated the last three strategic plans at Petrobras that guided the company's repositioning, with a greater focus on value.

More information can be obtained from the Petrobras website.