Rafael Chaves Santos


Chief Strategy Officer

Rafael Chaves Santos has been Petrobras' Chief Strategy Officer since 2019, and is Chairman of the Transpetro Board of Directors. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), master of finance from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and holds a PhD in economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). Has extensive executive experience in the public and private sector. Previously, he chaired the board of TBG (GASBOL), and has structured and occupied the strategic planning and budget management functions on Parnaiba Gas Natural (now Eneva). At Vale International, he worked as a financial advisor based in Switzerland. At the Central Bank of Brazil he contributed for 10 years as an economist. He has been a professor of macroeconomics and corporate finance at FGV, and also has experience as a speaker, both in short-term international events, as well as undergraduate, master's and MBA courses.

Sessions With Rafael Chaves Santos

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 02/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 02/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Latin American Oil & Gas: Striving to compete

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Upstream Oil & Gas Gas & LNG
    The Latin American upstream sector has some of the best subsurface opportunities available globally. Selected basins such as offshore Brazil, the Guyana Basin, and the onshore Neuquén Basin illustrate the depth of investment interest that is potentially available for several other basins in the region. With the COVID pandemic substantially increasing regional aboveground complications for the industry, how can governments and companies increase competitiveness to capture a portion of already suppressed global E&P spending? Does the current challenging scenario change government´s and companies´ view on the impact of the Energy Transition on the E&P industry? Can gas market reforms and midstream liberalizations unlock the region’s upstream opportunities?