Government insists on nominating Petrobras Board of names that were considered ineligible
Last week, two members of this list were disapproved by the company’s Eligibility Committee (Celeg), a guideline accepted by the current Board of Directors.
In a new episode of friction between the federal governmentread Petrobras O Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) informed on the night of this Wednesday, 20, that it will forward to the company the list with the same eight names initially indicated by the government for the Board of Directors of the state-owned company. Last week, two members of this list were disapproved by the company’s Eligibility Committee (Celeg), a guideline accepted by the current Board.
“The Ministry of Mines and Energy informs that it did not find the alleged impediments pointed out by the Petrobras Eligibility Committee, as they did not find the necessary legal support. Consequently, it will forward the same names, already indicated on June 21, 2022,” reads the statement.
At the end of the afternoon of last Monday, the 18th, Petrobras confirmed that its current board members fully validated, in a meeting, Celeg’s analyzes in relation to the names indicated by the Union and by the minority shareholders for the company’s future Board of Directors, to be ratified. at the Extraordinary General Meeting convened for August 19.
With that, the council confirmed Celeg’s rejection of two government nominations: Jonathas Assunção Salvador Nery de Castro, number two in the Civil House, and the Attorney General of the Treasury, Ricardo Soriano de Alencar. The appointment of both of them to the Petrobras board violates the State-Owned Companies Law and the company’s internal rules, which prohibit political appointments and possible conflicts of interest. The other names indicated by the Union for the company’s Board were approved.
Thus, although it has indicated eight names to occupy the seats to which it is entitled in the body, the rejection of two names would lead the Union to reach the AGE with six candidates to occupy precisely the six seats it has today in the collegiate, with no margin to dispute one more seat or changes in the application of votes, unless further nominations are made by the date of the EGM.