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Petrobras Reports on the Election of Digital Transformation and Innovation Executive Officer

PetrobrasPetrobras reports that the Board of Directors, in a meeting held yesterday, elected, effective 1 October 2019, Mr Nicolás Simone for the role of Digital Transformation and Innovation Executive Officer, a new area of the Company that will be deployed after the General Shareholders Meeting to be held on 30 September 2019.

The new Petrobras Executive Office will focus on digital transformation and innovation, which is consistent with the emphasis on information technology in the company’s transformational change process to maximise value generation for shareholders and for Brazil. Mr Simone is a software and systems engineer from O.R.T University – Uruguay, with extensive international experience and knowledge of information technology, digital transformation, cyber security, AI, omnichannel, CRM, innovation, sales, logistics, process reengineering, large projects, shared services center (SSC) and industry 4.0. He has led transformational global projects, M&A processes, implemented management systems such as SAP/ERP, outsourcing and off shoring models, sales systems, among others, always focusing on innovation and adding value to the business.

At the digital transformation front, he is very knowledgeable in transforming and connecting business and analog processes into digital according to the characteristics of each organisation, implementing different methodologies to define and lead this cultural change in partnership with areas and business units. With extensive experience and focus on innovation, he has transformed IT areas from a traditional to a bimodal format in order to add value to the business, structuring innovation labs with co-working areas and enabling partnerships with startups to incubate solutions using methodologies such as Design Thinking, Agile, Devops, and others to enhance end-user experience, adaptability, and interaction to reduce lead times.

The appointment of the Executive Officer was subject to prior review by the People Committee of the Petrobras Board of Directors.