Pursuant to the Article 16, paragraph 3 of JBS’s by-laws, the Company’s Board of Directors consists of eight members: one president, one vice president, four permanent directors without a specific title and two 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. Mr. José Batista Sobrinho and Mr. Wesley Mendonça Batista are controlling shareholders of the Company.

Directors Position Date of Election Term of Office
Tarek Mohamed Noshy Nasr Mohamed Farahat Chairman 04/28/2017 ASM 2019
José Batista Sobrinho Vice President 04/28/2017 ASM 2019
Aguinaldo Gomes Ramos Filho Member 09/16/2017 ASM 2019
Claudia Silva Araujo de Azeredo Santos Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2019
Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista Member 06/13/2017 ASM 2019
José Gerardo Grossi Member 08/30/2017 ASM 2019
Sérgio Roberto Waldrich* Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2019
Norberto Fatio* Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2019

*Independent member.

Tarek Mohamed Nasr Mohamed Farahat Noshy: current Chairman of JBS S.A., Mr. Tarek Farahat was the Global President of the Marketing & Innovation Management Team for JBS worldwide. Prior to joining JBS, he was the President of P&G in Latin America and president of global channel Cash & Carry. Tarek worked at P&G for over 26 years and during this time had numerous accomplishments in his career, playing local, regional and global functions, such as in Switzerland, France, Germany, Venezuela and Brazil. Tarek Farahat is recognized by his leadership and outstanding achievements.

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 was 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.

Claudia Silva Araujo de Azeredo Santos: lawyer graduated from Faculdade de Direito Candido Mendes, took different specialization courses, including the Stanford Executive Program 2003, at the School of Business (Stanford University), California. Specialized in the corporate area and the capital market, focused on M&A in Brazil and abroad, and operations in the capital market, through the emission of shares (public offerings (IPO) and private). Claudia worked as Legal Officer of publicly-held companies from various segments in Brazil. Also, she advised the purchase and sale of a row of companies, including the privatization of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale). Mrs. Azeredo was a member of the Board of Directors of Itá S.A.; Tele-Norte Celular Participações S.A.; Light S.A. and Metropolitana S.A. She is the co-founder of Azeredo Santos & Cirne Lima Lawyers, a law office specialized in corporate operations and capital markets.

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.

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.

Norberto Fatio: graduated in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Norberto took specialization in Commercial and Financial Management. In the last twelve years, he worked as an Independent member of the Board of Directors of Itagres Revestimentos Cerâmicos; JBS Foods SA; Total Alimentos S.A.; Grupo Maranhão; PanambraSul S.A.; K&S Alimentos S.A.; Inpar S.A.; Sabó Ind. e Com. de Autopeças Ltda. and Sadia S.A.. During thirty-nine years, he has held executive positions in multinational companies focused at the food products segment, such as Unilever, Danone, Bunge Alimentos, Kibon, Fleischmann Royal, Nabisco and Grupo Jerônimo Martins. He has experience in the areas of marketing, sales and logistics and for the last twenty years has been working in senior roles in Brazil and Europe. Since 2002 he is an associate of Sotegen, an advisory company focused in strategic planning that gives support to its clients on the definition of strategies, implementation and management of its activities.

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