Board of Executive Officers

The Board of Executive Officers is JBS' managing executive body.  The members of the Board of Executive Officers are its legal representatives and are responsible for the internal organization, decision-making, day-to-day operations and the implementation of the general policies and guidelines established by the Board of Directors.

The members of the Company’s Board of Executive Officers are elected by the Board of Directors for three-year terms and are eligible for reelection.  The Board of Directors may remove any Executive Officer at any time with or without cause. In accordance to Brazilian Corporation Law, Executive Officers must be residents in Brazil but need not to be shareholders.  JBS’ Board of Executive Officers meets if called by the president of the Board of Eexecutive Officers or by the majority of its members if necessary.

The Company’s Investor Relations Office is located at the Company’s headquarters, at Av. Marginal Direita do Tietê, 500, São Paulo, SP, under the responsibility of Mr. Jeremiah O’Callaghan. JBS’s shareholders department can be reached at (+55 11) 3144-4224, and/or through the electronic address is ir@jbs.com.br. JBS’s Internet website is http://www.jbs.com.br/

Executive officers Title Date of election End of
office term
José Batista Sobrinho Chief Executive Officer September 16, 2017 May, 2019
Jeremiah O‘Callaghan Investor Relations Officer May 11, 2016 May, 2019
Eliseo Santiago Perez Fernandez Director of Administration and Control May 11, 2016 May, 2019
Wesley Mendonça Batista Filho Director without a specific designation September 16, 2017 May, 2019

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. 

Jeremiah O'Callaghan: born in Cork, Ireland in 1953. Studied engineering at University College Cork and immigrated to Brazil in 1979. Mr. Jeremiah O’Callaghan joined the beef industry in 1983, developing global trade strategies for the Brazilian beef industry. Worked initially in Mouran (1983-1989), then in Bordon (1989-1995) and joined JBS in 1996 to develop JBS’ International Business area.

Eliseo Santiago Perez Fernandez: graduated in Business Administration and Accounting at Pernambuco’s Catholic University and post-graduated in Business Administration at FGV. Mr. Eliseo started at JBS in August 2005 and is currently the Director of Administration and Control. Has the experience of eight years in audit and consulting and 10 years in the retail industry.  

Wesley Mendonça 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 the beef business in Canada and USA. Today,  he is the president of JBS operations in South America.

Fiscal Council

Under the Brazilian corporation law, the Fiscal Council is a management body independent from the Company and external auditors and may or may not be permanent. If the Fiscal Council is not permanent, it shall be installed by the request of shareholders representing at least two percent of the voting shares.

The primary responsibilities of the Fiscal Council are to monitor management activities, review the Company’s financial statements and to report its findings to the Company’s shareholders. In addition, Brazilian Corporation Law requires Fiscal Council members to receive as compensation at least 10% of the average annual amount paid to the Company’s executive officers, excluding benefits and other allowances or profit sharing.

The Fiscal Council is a permanent body, and, whenever installed, must be comprised of three members, with an equal number of alternates. Under Brazilian Corporation Law, an Fiscal Council may be established at a shareholders’ meeting upon the request of the shareholders. JBS currently maintain an Fiscal Council.

The Fiscal Council will function on a permanent basis, with the powers and duties granted to it by law.

The Fiscal Council shall consist of at least three (3) and at most five (5) sitting members and alternates in the same number, shareholders or not, liable to be elected or dismissed at any time of the General Meeting.
The members of the Fiscal Council shall have a unified term of office of one year, with reelection being permitted.
In their first meeting, the members of the Fiscal Council shall elect their president.
The investiture in the positions shall be made by means of an instrument drawn up in a proper book, executed by the member of the  Fiscal Council who takes office by means of the prior execution of the Instrument of Consent of Members of the  Fiscal Council pursuant to the provisions of the Listing Regulations of Novo Mercado.
In case of absence or impairment, the members of the Fiscal Council shall be replaced by the corresponding alternate with due regard for the age, starting with the eldest.
In case the vacancy of any position as member of the Fiscal Council, the corresponding alternates will occupy the position and, in case of nonexistence of any alternates, the General Meeting shall be convened to elect the member for the vacant position.

The remuneration of the members of the Fiscal Council shall be fixed by the General Meeting that elects them, with due regard for the provisions of paragraph 3 of article 162 of the Corporation Law.The Fiscal Council shall meet whenever necessary, being entitled to all duties attributed to it by law.
Regardless of any formalities, a meeting to which all members of the Fiscal Council are present will be considered regularly convened.
The Fiscal Council manifests itself by means of the majority of votes, when the majority of its members are present.
All resolutions of the Fiscal Council shall be reflected in minutes drawn up in the corresponding Book of Minutes and Opinions of Fiscal Council and executed by the members present.

Member Name Title Date of
election
End of
office term
José Paulo da Silva Filho Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2018
Adrian Lima da Hora President 04/28/2017 ASM 2018
Demetrius Nichele Macei Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2018
Francisco Vicente Santana Silva Telles Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2018
Marcos Godoy Brogiato Alternate Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2018
Antonio da Silva Barreto Júnior Alternate Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2018
Sandro Domingues Raffai Alternate Member 04/28/2017 ASM 2018

Fiscal Council Effective Members Resumee

José Paulo da Silva Filho: graduated in Accounting at the Catholic University of Pernambuco and Post Graduate in Business Management at Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Mr. José has 17 years experience as an independent auditor and over 10 years as director in the areas of administration and finance.

Adrian Lima da Hora: graduated in Business Administration and Accounting at Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, has a MBA at Ahold Retail Academy, Cornell and Provar - USP. He has an extensive experience at the animal protein industry, with a relevant background in retail and external audit (Ernst & Young). He worked as CFO, CAO and controller at multinational companies globally and was the chairman of Inalca JBS. He has knowledge of the bond market and processes straight with CADE. He is a fluent speaker of english, italian and spanish. His last attributions were as Seara's CFO from 2015 to 2016 and Rodopa's CAO from 2011 to 2015.

Demetrius Nichele Macei:  tax teacher at the Law School of Curitiba with a PhD in tax law by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC). Has an extensive professional experience, holding positions in companies such as JBS Argentina SA, JBS S.A. and Deloitte Brazil. In addition, he published articles and books.

Francisco Vicente Santana Silva Telles: accountant graduated at UFRJ, has an MBA in Finance from IBMEC/RJ. He has 25 years of experience in the areas of accounting, treasury, audit and related business. He served companies of different segments, such as energy, entertainment and investment banks. Today, he is a member of the Fiscal Council of Intesa, Redentor and Light.

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