Pursuant to the Article 16, paragraph 3 of JBS’s by-laws, the Company’s Board of Directors consists of nine members: one president, one vice president, three permanent directors without a specific title and four permanent independent directors. During periods of absence or temporary unavailability of the president, the president’s activities will be performed by another member of the Board of Directors, previously appointed by the president.

The Company’s Board of Directors is the decision-making body responsible for, among other matters, establishing policies and guidelines for its business. The Board of Directors also supervises its board of executive officers and monitors their implementation of the policies and guidelines that are established from time to time by the Board of Directors.  Pursuant to Brazilian Corporation Law, the Board of Directors is also responsible for hiring its independent auditors.

The members of JBS’s Board of Directors are elected at general shareholders’ meetings for terms of two years, and are eligible for reelection. The members of JBS’s Board of Directors are subject to removal at any time, with or without cause, at a general shareholders’ meeting. The Company do not elect alternate members of the Board of Directors. According to the Brazilian Corporation Law, each of the members of JBS’s Board of Directors must hold at least one of our shares.

The Board of Directors meets at least once in each fiscal quarter and at any time when an extraordinary meeting is called by the president or by any other member.  Decisions of the Board of Directors are taken by majority vote.

Except when indicated differently, the commercial address of each member is Av. Marginal Direita do Tiête, #500, Vila Jaguara, CEP 05118-100, São Paulo, SP.

Directors Position Date of Election Term of Office
Jeremiah O'Callaghan Chairman 10/20/2017 ASM 2019
José Batista Sobrinho Vice President 04/28/2017 ASM 2019
Aguinaldo Gomes Ramos Filho Member 09/16/2017 ASM 2019
Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista Member 06/13/2017 ASM 2019
Wesley Batista Filho Member 10/20/2017 ASM 2019
José Gerardo Grossi* Member 08/30/2017 ASM 2019
Sérgio Roberto Waldrich* Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2019
Cledorvino Belini* Member 10/20/2017 ASM 2019
Roberto Penteado de Camargo Ticoulat* Member 10/20/2017 ASM 2019

*Independent member.

Jeremiah O’Callaghan: Born in Ireland, he immigrated to Brazil in 1979. He joined the Brazilian meat industry in 1983, developing global trade strategies for the Brazilian beef industry. O’Callaghan initially worked at Mouran (1983 to 1989), then at Bordon (1989 to 1995), finally joining JBS in 1996 to develop the department of International Businesses. He has served as the Investor Relations Officer at JBS for the past 10 years, with responsibility for the Company’s relationship with the CVM and the SEC, and representing JBS with local and international investors and stakeholders.

José Batista Sobrinho: Current Vice-President of the Board and CEO of the Company, Mr. Batista is the founder of JBS. He has more than 50 years of experience in beef production. 

Aguinaldo Gomes Ramos Filho: Mr. Aguinaldo Filho has experience in the beef business in Brazil and in Latin America. He began his career as a member of the Sales team of JBS in Brazil and became the Head of JBS Uruguay. He was also the Head of JBS Paraguay where he was responsible for the consolidation of the operations, making JBS the most important player in the country, and where he led the project of construction of the most modern slaughterhouse in Latin America. Today, he is the CEO of VL Participações, a firm that operates in the agribusiness segment.

Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista: Graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, has a degree in Retail Management at USP/FEA and took especialization in Business Management at Fundação Dom Cabral/INSEAD - France. Today, Xandó is the CEO of Vigor Alimentos S.A. and a member of the Board of Directors of Itambé. During his career, he worked in several areas, such as Corporate Finance, Controlling, Trade Marketing, Marketing, Sales (in Brazil and abroad) and Business Unit management at Natura, Sadia S.A. and Coopers & Lybrand.

Wesley Batista Filho: Wesley Filho began his career with JBS USA as a trainee at the Greeley Beef plant located in Colorado. Upon completing the Trainee program, Wesley moved to Brazil joining JBS S.A.. In South America Wesley served in various senior roles including, Asian Export Sales, Head of JBS Uruguay and Head of JBS Paraguay. In 2014 Wesley assumed the positon of President of JBS Canada and relocated to Calgary, Alberta. Since February of 2016, Wesley was the president of the beef business in Canada and USA. Today,  he is the president of JBS operations in South America.

José Gerardo Grossi: Lawyer graduated from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, took specialization in Criminal Law and Philosophy of Law. He was a professor of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Administrative Law at Universidade de Brasília. He made his career in the public sector, working as Public Defender and substitute Prosecuter of the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Distrito Federal and Territórios. He was a Minister of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) between 2002 and 2008. Also, he is the co-founder of the Escritório José Gerardo Grossi de Advocacia. For three bieniums, he had a role as an advisor of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil - Distrito Federal Section.

Sérgio Roberto Waldrich: Graduated in Chemical engineering, Sérgio took specialization in Business Administration. He began his professional career working in the technical, industrial and management, control and investments area, taking charge of roles such as Industrial Officer, Business Officer, Vice-President and President of Bunge Alimentos subsequently. Moreover, Sérgio was the president of the Brazilian Association of the Pork Meat Industry, vice-president of the Brazilian Association of the Poultry Exporters from the Brazilian Association of Aviculture and the Officer of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brazil-Germany.

Cledorvino Belini: Cledorvino Belini enjoyed a 44-year career at Fiat, serving as president in Brazil and Latin America for 11 years between 2004 and 2015. Belini was also president of the National Association of Automobile Manufactures (Anfavea) between 2010 and 2013.

Roberto Penteado de Camargo Ticoulat: Roberto Ticoulat is an expert in international trade and holds leadership positions in important associations, including the Brazilian Council of Importers and Exporters (CECIEx), where he is the president, and the São Paulo Trade Association (ACSP), where he serves as vice president.

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