Anelise Quintão Lara is a chemical engineer and a PhD in Earth Sciences from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France, 1994. She has also completed advanced executive programs at IBMEC and COPPEAD in Rio de Janeiro city. Mrs. Lara has joined Petrobras in 1986 as a reservoir engineer. In 2013 she was appointed Executive Manager for Libra Block, one of the biggest pre-salt area in Brazil. In April 2016, Anelise became Head of M&A responsible for the Divestment Program globally. Since March 2019, she is acting as Chief Refining and Natural Gas Officer for Petrobras. Anelise served as a member of SPE International Board from 2014 to 2017 and Chair of the Brazilian Petroleum Institute Board (IBP) in 2019.